Why The Grammar Is Important
There are a lot of different modern (very promising) methods to learn a foreign language. Many of them attract people telling you don’t have to learn the grammar or rules, or words or anything at all! Some of them propose some new psychological (magic ) ways in which you do almost nothing and have good results! As a teacher and a psychologist I can assure you: any way of learning is good and useful, but in fact almost all of them aren’t quite effective. Here is the truth: to know something you have to learn it and work at it. Most of modern methods claim to give you a possibility to learn a language in an easy way as if you were a child, simply absorbing information from some audio or something like that… But you have to face it, in 95% it’s not going to work! Because:
1. We are adults and, unfortunately, we don’t have the same learning abilities and principles as we used to have when we were children. Our brain isn’t working like that now.
2. You don’t have a constant foreign language environment.
Of course, you can use such materials as additional ones, anyway to get the best result the learning must be complex. But the main way to be able to use a foreign language is to know (not by heart, just as a fact) and understand basic grammar principles. Actually, it’s not so difficult as many people think