Monday, January 9, 2017

Finding Fun While Learning Grammar

A new addition to the menu has been weekend grammar classes for Middle school students (classes 5-8). 1.5 hours per day on both Saturdays as well as Sundays. The class already boasts of a good 8-9 students who - much to our pleasure - are having a whale of a time.

Grammar and fun usually do not go together. But this is exactly what Samit's English Academy wishes and endeavours to achieve: a win-win for both, the young stakeholders as well as their parents.
Each class is usually divided into two broad sections - work and play. Work, the first half, deals with various aspects of grammar - although in an excitingly non-grammar way. Here there is no emphasis on rules but rather on pictures and charts and trees in order to grasp the concepts clearly. This is followed by thorough practice using worksheets of different levels of difficulty. Not to mention Reading aloud in front of the class, Recitation competitions and surprise spelling-and- dictation tests almost every week

The 2nd half of the class is about "play" - very important since all work and no play makes jack a dull boy. We play Crossword games, Scrabble, various oral word games like "Atlas", "Name, Place, Animal, Things", "Spin a Yarn" and many more.

The final aim of the 3-month Grammar workshop is to make the young students more confident with a balanced and well-developed personality.

Post credits: Samit Sengupta
Founder, English Academy

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