Language Lovers exists to be a helpful resources for anyone who is interested in language, grammar, writing, and vocabulary.
Our goal is to create a website that avoids trite grammar lessons and overly academic articles. Instead, we offer practical advice for writers, students, and teachers.
The site started in 2020 after I retired from teaching. I was tired of the daily grind of teaching, especially in the exhausting K-12 environment. Teachers deserve a daily standing ovation for their dedication and stamina.
In 2022, the site’s name changed from Grammar Mechanics to Language Lovers as the site expanded to other aspects of language. We now post about writing, teaching, vocabulary, and other topics that might be of interest to fellow lovers of language.
Language Lovers Still Loves Grammar
Students often find grammar instruction confusing because it focuses on definition instead of function so we focus on what to do and minimize the terminology.
Teachers are frustrated teaching grammar because so much time is currently spent on testing that there is little time left for grammar.
The key to making students enjoy grammar is to look at it from the student’s perspective. Kids want to know how to do things, so focus your lesson on what they can do with what they learned. They may not fall in love with grammar, but at least they won’t hate it.
Grammar’s purpose is to help us communicate, not a collection of rules that we must follow.
Although grammar has rules, these rules help us communicate. Grammar is a language’s structure, and the rules are the apparent and obvious aspects of that structure.
- Language is fluid, not fixed.
- Grammar reflects how people use the language.
- Ultimately, grammar is a democracy. Users of the language decide what the rules will be.
We are continuing to develop grammar quizzes. So keep coming back for more.
Feel free to contact us if you would like us to write about a grammar topic or have an article that our readers will find interesting. If your content is useful and will benefit our readers, contact us so that we can find a way to send readers to your article or blog post.