3 Established Techniques to help you Memorize the Grammar Rules of a Foreign Language

by Michael Davis

There are various good reasons why someone would like to commit to memory the grammar rules of a foreign language. Maybe somebody even suggested that you could memorize the grammar rules of a foreign language too. There can be significant good things about doing this if you have a situation where it could be advantageous. There is more than one way of going about doing it.

There is no "one size fits all" solution. There are various methods that each yield viable results. Every method has its good points and its restrictions or not-so-great points.

For these and also other reasons, it's a wise decision to first survey the area and have the larger picture. Understanding the merits and drawbacks of each approach will help you choose wisely amongst them

Here is a short list of three of the most common strategies to commit to memory the grammar rules of the language you are studying:

Mnemonic devices. A mnemonic device is a method used to boost memory retention. To utilize a mnemonic device to help you to recall grammar rules of the language you are studying, come up with rhymes, poems, songs, or other connection between terms. Many of these for many languages are available by a fast search of the internet. Just type "mnemonic devices (the language you are studying)" and it will give a great deal of helpful websites that have what you're looking for. An example of a mnemonic device being used to help remember a set of exceptions to a grammatical rule in the Latin language is "Dic the duc has fer and that's a fac!" The Latin words involved here are dic, duc, fer, and fac, which mean "say", "lead", "bring", and "do", respectively. The rule that this mnemonic device helps you in recalling is that these verbs are irregular in their imperative forms.

Translate sentences from the language you are learning to English that utilize the rule you're trying to memorize repeatedly. This will give you an understanding of the rule and will make it more unlikely that you'll forget it when you need it.

Translate sentences from English to the language you are learning which utilize the rule you are trying to memorize. This is better than translating from the language you're studying to English as it causes you to deal with the rule of the language in the language you're studying.

There are more methods too. However, these discussed above are highly popular and most used. Any can be used successfully. Every one of these has lots of successful advocates. Simply pick whichever one you would like and begin to commit to memory the grammar rules of the foreign language you are studying!

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