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[#21] A Better Alternative To Grammar Study

A Better Alternative To Grammar Study

In this episode, I go into more detail about my chunking method which is a far more natural way to learn to speak a foreign language compared to traditional grammar study.


  • Most dismal language learning results all boil down to one thing: grammar.
  • Grammar study isn’t necessary for learning to speak a foreign language yet it’s the part people stress the most about.
  • We learn naturally in ‘chunks’ (whole pieces of language).
  • Language chunks are learned unanalyzed.
  • Children don’t analyze or study language chunks – they just hear and acquire.
  • Phrasebooks – not grammar books – are the most useful tools you can buy in the early stages.

Related blog post:

Read my detailed post on chunking.


Take a look at Rocket Languages, a language course series developed on a similar method to mine (review).

"The limits of my language mean the limits of my world."
- Ludwig Wittgenstein