Grammar is the system of a language. People sometimes describe grammar as the "rules" of a language but in fact no language has rules*. If we use the word "rules", we suggest that somebody created the rules first and then spoke the language, like a new game. But languages did not start like that. Languages started by people making sounds which evolved into words, phrases and sentences. No commonly-spoken language is fixed. All languages change over time. What we call "grammar" is simply a reflection of a language at a particular time.
Do we need to study grammar to learn a language? The short answer is "no". Very many people in the world speak their own, native language without having studied its grammar. Children start to speak before they even know the word "grammar". But if you are serious about learning a foreign language, the long answer is "yes, grammar can help you to learn a language more quickly and more efficiently." It's important to think of grammar as something that can help you, like a friend. When you understand the grammar (or system) of a language, you can understand many things yourself, without having to ask a teacher or look in a book.
WHY GRAMMAR IS IMPORTANT?
Grammar is important because it is the language that makes it possible for us to talk about language. Grammar names the types of words and word groups that make up sentences not only in English but in any language. As human beings, we can put sentences together even as children--we can all do grammar. But to be able to talk about how sentences are built, about the types of words and word groups that make up sentences--that is knowing about grammar. And knowing about grammar offers a window into the human mind and into our amazingly complex mental capacity.
People associate grammar with errors and correctness. But knowing about grammar also helps us understand what makes sentences and paragraphs clear and interesting and precise. Grammar can be part of literature discussions, when we and our students closely read the sentences in poetry and stories. And knowing about grammar means finding out that all languages and all dialects follow grammatical patterns.
BASIC IN KANGAROO STUDIES.
The answer of my first question is that we teach complete grammar to students. First of all we teach them that what is a sentence, parts of speech, tenses, modals, preposition, articles, antonyms, synonyms, one word for many words and many more things.
With this, the students come to know about the structure of the language. Some students, who do not take grammar seriously, repent later as a building can never stand on weak pillars.
If English is a building, Grammar is its base and pillars. Arguably the learner in general could just communicate using words but without a context or shared knowledge his words would fail to have meaning. Therefore grammar acts as his tool to create meaning. But grammar alone fails to create meaning, other elements are also necessary.
We help them to improve their grammar skills. Thus, make them able to speak good English with other people when they are going out with their family, friends or travel for other purposes.
We help them in removing their hesitation of using the language. There are different word games played to add fun to learning.
Word game means they have to speak the word and that word should be in noun.
- Two letter game means that the word should start from those two letters for e.g. the letters start from sc School, science etc. This will increase their vocabulary.
- 2. We do group discussion with students so that they can build their confidence and also remove their hesitation, starting from topics so that they are able to speak in the class.
- We encourage them to speak by involving them in simple conversation about there hobbies, interests, dreams etc.
- We make them read English news papers in class and also suggest them to watch English channels like news and movies. This gives them an exposure to the language.
Different syllabus according to requirements.
It is different because in 2 weeks we do only main topics. We do not cover full syllabus at one go. The students who only want a brush on tenses, articles, preposition, modals, narrations, active passive voice and vocabulary words are given all the material up to their satisfaction.
The entire syllabus takes about one month for completion .In this we have weak students and average students. Students who are below average are put into a separate batch and given special attendance and are worked upon a little more than other students.
Mock test on every SATURDAY: This is for students to revise their previous work side by side. The results are displayed every Monday morning so that they can judge their performance and discuss their weak areas so that other methods of improvement can be implied.