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I will tackle this questions in two steps: first, findings by researchers and teachers, then an alternative approach. Grammar Instruction in Isolation Is Not Effective In 1974, E. Hatch ("Second language learning - universals" in: Working Papers on Bilingualism, 3) made a distinction between "data-gatherers" and "rule-formers". Data-gatherers tend to focus ...


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It all depends on the person. I have a student who feels comfortable doing grammatical exercises, as those are reasonably clear-cut, compared to, say, writing or speaking. Grammar exercises are almost always either correct or incorrect, with little middle ground. On the other hand, for some people, they are simply dreary, boring and can be utterly ...


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I'd say that you should study as much grammar as you need to learn the language. For some people, who have little foundation in grammar (in their own language), or who speak a very different language from English such as Chinese, grammar training is important to mastering a new language. For others, who have a good grammatical foundation in a European ...


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There are many things you can do, but you'll need to schedule your time carefully. With regard to resources, it will be useful to get a textbook to get started, e.g. Afan Oromo: A Guide to Speaking the Language of Oromo People in Ethiopia by Abebe Bulto. A grammar book, such as Modern Afaan Oromo Grammar: An Invitation To A Cushiatic Language by Taha M. ...


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If I were you, I'd get a textbook (of any language) to get ideas for topics. Given your specific situation, can you ask him to read something to you? That way, you get your listening practice and can ask questions on what you hear.


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I can't find any other books like Taeko Kamiya's The Handbook of Japanese Adjectives and Adverbs, at least not in English. There are books with Japanese grammar exercises in English, for example: Modern Japanese Grammar Workbook by Naomi McGloin, M. Endo Hudson, Fumiko Nazikian and Tomomi Kakegawa (Routledge, 2014). Basic Japanese: A Grammar and Workbook ...


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Grammar is a good thing to learn, but I realized that most of the time, if you want to use a language, you should not only focus on grammar. It is better to start using the language and to make mistakes because, in my opinion, the more you linger on learning, the less you speak the language. A language needs to be lived to condition your brain to its ...


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