The Importance of English Grammar
In my opinion, Grammar plays an important role in English Learning and Teaching, because Grammar is the heart of any language. Learning English is the same as building a house and its grammar acts as a foundation and frame. Knowledge of English grammar helps us in the correction of mistakes and improvement of writing work. A person cannot learn a foreign language accurately only through a process of unconscious assimilation.
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This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Quy Dang T. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT.
In linguistics, Grammar is a collection of linguistic elements such as words, phrases, clauses that are grouped and arranged according to rules and order to form a complete and meaningful sentence.
In communication, correct grammar will make the conversation more interesting and exciting, because it is your key to speaking English fluently and confidently. Therefore, in communication, poor grammar will cause discomfort, giving bad feelings to another person.
Moreover, in daily life, a person who is good at grammar and good communication has many benefits at work. Here are 5 reasons to confirm the especial importance of English grammar.
Of course, if you follow a learning style that does not take grammar seriously, you will easily speak fluently in English but this is just your own English, it is not native English and it will make no one understand what you want to express. Usage of correct grammar will help you avoid errors that make your English sound strange to native speakers.
Once you have a habit of expressing English in the style of "like no one" then it will be very difficult for you to overcome this fundamental loss.
So, instead of following the "fluent speaking" approach, you should start with the slow and accurate way of learning English in which youâll actively build your English skills while you absorb the language as native speakers use it.
Without good grammar, you cannot express a clear message in both speaking and writing. If you use grammar well, you will not be misunderstood when you express your ideas.
Proficient usage of English grammar rules will help you establish the habit of organizing languages accurately as soon as the new idea has been formed. Learning grammar gives us ways to organize words so that they can be used to form a precise and understandable expression. A person who learns a formal English grammar can express accurately his or her thoughts to others. It also helps us improve thinking in a completely different way than the thinking they already have.
Do not let others get bad impressions just because you have poor communication skills. Strictly speaking and writing in formal grammar helps you gain credibility from others so that it will help you build your brand to be more beneficial in your career.
If youâre going for a job interview in English, the employer will be interested in the quality of your spoken and written English. In fact, in a recent survey of vnexpress (in Vietnam), 40% said that bad spelling and grammar was the biggest reason they would dislike an application. Correct grammar wonât just demonstrate your English skills - itâll also show that youâre diligent and have an eye for detail.
With all that said, learning English without grammar is considered as trying to build a house with wood but no nails, screws or glue. Grammar is a sure ground of reference when linguistic habits fail us. Therefore, English grammar is indispensable for the student.
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