What is grammar? Why should you study English grammar? Grammar
is the fundamental building blocks of a language. As a student of
English as a second or foreign language, it is important for you to have a thorough
understanding of the English grammar system.
As children, we all learned to speak our native language
before we learned the grammar. Learning a second language is different than learning our
first or native language, though. Learning the grammar system of English, or any second
language, requires time and effort. It also takes the right study materials. And the study
materials should be presented in clear terms so that even the beginning learner can improve
and progress at a steady pace.
The lessons on John's ESL Community have been developed and
tested in real ESL classrooms in Korea. I have tried to present each lesson in a way that
allows you to begin at the first lesson and work your way through in much the same way as
most grammar books are written. At the end of each grammar lesson there is a link to a
quiz. I encourage you to use the quizzes to test your understanding of the material in each
Please feel free to contact me with any suggestions on new lessons that you think need to be