Monday, June 1, 2020

GRAMMAR IS NOT THE GOAL, BUT IT IS YOUR FRIEND IN YOUR WAY TO FLUENCY!!


I believe in grammar, and I include it in my method. But let’s be honest. Studying Spanish grammar will not make you fluent. To reach a conversational level you need a complete course like the one provided in my classes. 
These days, it is popular in some circles to claim that there is no need to learn grammar. The thinking goes something like this:
  • I didn’t learn grammar as a child, and yet I still learned to speak. Therefore, I do not need to study grammar as an adult.
This sort of thinking ignores the fact that as an adult you have a higher mental capacity, and learning some grammar is easy and will be a big help to you.

GRAMMAR IS NOT THE GOAL.

For most people, the goal is not to become a grammar expert—the goal is to be able to speak Spanish conversationally. To do that, you need a complete conversation course.
With Costa Blanca Languages, by combining Spanish grammar exercises with real conversational practice, you will much more quickly reach a level where you can communicate effectively.
And for most people, communication is the primary goal. For others, it is passing an exam, and techniques to teach how to communicate effectively change depending on the case, but in my view grammar is always a useful tool to achieve higher goals.

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