Here's why Grammar Rocks

The word "grammar" can strike fear into the mind of even the most motivated language learner. Do we really have to stare at pages and pages of verb tables and learn a whole new set of words like "gerund" or "noun"? What good is grammar when all I want to do is talk?

Well, let me tell you one thing. Grammar is awesome. It's like the supporting walls and girders in a beautiful house - maybe not what makes it beautiful, but the place would not stand up for long without it. The grammar structures in the languages I teach are usually quite similar, which gives you the most important starting point for making it your friend: Get to know your own language! It might not seem natural to you at the beginning to think you have to understand your native language in order to learn a new one, but trust me on this one - it's so helpful.

In some of my sessions, I will help students to find out more about their own language and then see what structures are working for helping us say what we want to say. So don't be surprised if you find that learning your new language is more than you bargained for and ends up making you a better native speaker too. You can only win!