Do Not Study Grammar

Hi, this is A.J. Hoge again, the director of Effortless English. And today, we are going to learn about rule number two. Now, rule number two is a suprise for many people. Rule number two is simple. Do Not Study Grammar Rules. Do not do it.

Now I know, this is a tough rule for some people. Because, most of your life, learning english, you have been told to learn grammar rules. In middle school, In high school, In university, In language school, everywhere in the world; grammar, grammar, grammar…  So, my first question to you is: Did it work? Was it successful?

If you are watching this video, you have studied english before in school, somewhere. And probably, you focused on grammar rules. So, my question is: Can you speak english easily, quickly and automatically right now? If the answers no, Why not? Because you have studied english for many years already. Why can’t you speak english quickly, easily and automatically, why not?

Well, it’s not your fault actually. The reason, the answer for most people is that you study grammar rules too much. You focused on,  grammar rules. Why? Because your teachers told you to.

Why is it bad to study grammar rules? Well because, when you study grammar rules, when you focus on grammar rules, you focus on analysing english. In other words, you think about english. You think about the past tense, the present tense, the future, the present perfect, the past perfect.

Now for writing english, that’s Okay. Why? Because when you write english you have time. You can go slowly. You can write very slowly, you can think about it, you can erase your misteke, it’s okay. You don’t need to write fast. But for speaking, there is no time. You do not have time to think about rules, the present perfect tense in english when you listening and speaking. There is no time. Someone asks you a question, you must answer immediately. You have no time to think about propositions, you have no time to think about verb tenses, possessives, all the stuff you learned, there is no time.

How do native speakers learn grammar? Well, I am a native english speaker and I can tell you, I never studied grammar rules. Not until high school. And we studied grammar rules for writing. In college native speakers study grammar rules again, why? For writing. But for speaking, we don’t. So how do we learn grammar rules? We learn through listening. Through hearing correct grammar again and again… a lot of correct grammar.

So the best way to learn english grammar is through imput. Another word, english coming in mostly through your ears. But reading is also okay but don’t read textbooks, don’t read grammar books. Just read easy english books, easy novels. But most of all listening. Now, in the next e-mails that you get, I will tell you exactly how to learn grammar and easy way and effortless way, without studiying rules. So keep getting those e-mails. Reed the next e-mails, because in later e-mails I will tell you exactly how to learn english grammar so you can use it quickly and very fast when you are speaking. Not just writing. But for now, for today, the number two rule, i want you to remember that “Do Not Study Grammar Rules” If you focus on grammar rules it will hurt your speaking. Your speak will more slowly, your understanding will be more slowly.

So if you have grammar books, throw away! Put in them in a trash, good bye grammar books. If you want, you can burn it. Burn them in a fire. J Because, they are useless. They will not help you with your english speaking or your english learning or listening. So good bye grammar books. No more grammar rules yeaaa. That shoud make you happy. J Okay, good enough. This is the second rule for learning to speak excellent english. Tomorrow you will get the next rule. Rule number three tomorrow. So, I hope you enjoy this e-mail course and these videos. And I will see you next time. Bye bye…

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8 thoughts on “English Speaking Lessons Day 2

  1. How wonderful it is! I have been studying english many years but my speaking skill is very terrible. i am very sad and disappointed about myself. when working in foreign company, i am very shy because i understand nothing what my boss wants me to do. therefore, i make in a wrong way. i am very grateful of your helpful rules. I regret that until now i know it. late is better than never.

    A thousand thanks and have a great day, Mr. A.J Hoge

  2. my main problem is that i m confuse in speaking english .i m urdu speaking.i talk with someone,i translate my words first then i this tention i speak wrong english.pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee sir help me to right english speaking.
    i m very thankful to you

  3. Hello sumi bilal, you should listen easy and interesting English lessons a lot. So you will improve your English speaking. The most important thing is listening to improve English speaking. Read this article to see more details: The Key To Speak English Fluently.

    You can download some free English listening mp3 lessons from our free-download page.

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  5. Wow wonderful i feel very good bcz i’m here find a lot of idea from ur side i like too much these type of suggetion bcz of in english speaking no need to much grammer
    when i was read at that time feel so good .

  6. Hi Mo farook, thanks for sharing your comments with us. Keep listening English to improve your speaking.

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