Grammar is a fundamental pillar in language learning. A strong grasp of grammar usually translates into better written and verbal communication.
Whether it is learning about parts of speech, verb conjugation, sentence construction, syntactic structures, conjunctions, or adverbial phrases mastering a language grammar is an important step towards building a strong linguistic edifice, one that can provide strong scaffolding to all other aspects of language learning.
The web is teeming with all kinds of websites that enable anyone to learn a new language right from the comforts of their own place.
I have already reviewed some of the best language learning platforms for students and teachers. In today’s post, I am particularly focusing on grammar websites.
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These are platforms that students can use to learn English grammar. Students can access a wide variety of grammar resources including lessons, videos, guides, downloadable materials, worksheets, activities, quizzes, exercises, discussion forums, and many more.
1. Grammar Monster
Grammar Monster is a website that offers free grammar lessons and exercises. Besides the glossary of grammar terms, the site offers video lessons covering a number of grammatical topics such as interjections, determiners, adverbs, nouns, adjective, complex sentences, modifiers, and more.
There are also video lessons on punctuation, easily confused words, common writing errors, vocabulary lessons, and common idioms.
The site also enables students to test their grammar knowledge using a wide variety of free grammar tests and games.
2. English Grammar Reference
English Grammar Reference provided by the British Council is a collection of educational resources covering everything related to English grammar.
Students will access grammar lessons and guides , learn through activities and example sentences, and consolidate their syntactic knowledge through exercises.
Lessons cover the following topics: pronouns, determiners, quantifiers, possessives, adjectives, adverbials, nouns, and verbs. The British Council site also offers one-to-one courses with personal tutors and live classes.
3. Guide to Grammar and Writing
Guide to Grammar and Writing features a huge collection of helpful grammar resources organized into six main categories: Word and Sentence Level; Essay and Research Paper Level; Paragraph level; Ask Grammar, Quizzes, Search Devices; Peripherals and PowerPoints; and Grammar Poll, Guestbook, and Awards.
Use the drop-down menu in each of these categories to browse through featured materials. ‘The Guide to Grammar and Writing is sponsored by the Capital Community College Foundation, a nonprofit 501 c-3 organization that supports scholarships, faculty development, and curriculum innovation.’
The popular paraphrasing tool Quill offers a wide range of writing and grammar activities for students across different grades. Using Quill Diagnostic, parents and teachers can easily determine students language skills and generate personalized learning plans.
Quill Grammar section features over 150 sentence writing activities to help students practice basic grammar skills from comma placement to parallel structure.
5. Road to Grammar
Road to Grammar is another grammar website students can use to enhance their grasp of English grammar.
The site offers grammar quizzes, vocabulary lessons and activities, grammar lessons, games, downloadable PDFs, ESL resources, grammar worksheets, grammar resources for kids, and more.
Road to Grammar also features a section titled Teacher Resources containing various materials teachers can use in their language classes.
These resources include guided online lessons, video lessons, handouts and worksheets, vocabulary drills, grammar infographics, grammar glossary, classroom trivia games, and more.
6. BrainPOP Jr.
BrainPOP Jr. features a huge collection of resources including video-lessons and exercises covering various topics and subjects. Each topic is explained via animated movies, learning games, concept maps, and interactive quizzes.
Topics also include several other educational activities and materials including lesson ideas, lesson plans, and more. Check out BrainPOP Jr. full review to learn more.
Grammar.com provides educational resources to help with grammar and spelling learning. Students can access discussions of common grammatical mistakes in English, learn about the proper use of the different parts of speech (e.g., nouns, verbs, adjectives, verbs, pronouns, prepositions, interjections, adverbs, etc), develop strong command of vocabulary, and learn about the use of punctuation marks.
The site also offers a grammar and spelling checker to help students polish their writing style and get better writing suggestions.
8. English Grammar
English Grammar, as its name indicates, is all about resources and exercises to improve students grasp of grammar. The site offers downloadable lessons, grammar guides, online exercises, videos, and more.
Grammar topics covered include commas, adverbs, adjectives, conjunctions, pronouns, prepositions, verbs, nouns, words, etc.
There are also resources on essay writing, creative writing, proofreading, spelling, and many more. English Grammar offers two interesting tools to help students improve their grammar and enhance their writing: Online Grammar Checker and Online Word Counter.
Quizlet is another great platform that provides learning materials for students. Quizlet uses the power of flashcards to enhance students learning. There are study sets, questions, textbooks, classes and more.
Quizlet also features a huge collection of learning materials and study sets covering grammar and language learning. To access these materials simply type in the words Grammar, Grammar English, etc, in the search box. Check out Quizlet full review to learn more.
10. Daily Grammar
Daily Grammar offers tons of free grammar lessons and quizzes. There are over 400 lessons organized by number and subject. ‘Lessons 1-90 cover the eight parts of speech, which are verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections.
Lessons 91-300 cover the parts of the sentence, such as appositives, predicate nominatives, direct objects, prepositional phrases, clauses, and verbals. Lessons 301-440 cover the mechanics of grammar, which is also known as capitalization and punctuation.’
11. English Club
English Club is an online learning hub where students learn English through a wide variety of educational resources such as lessons, games, discussion forums, movies, and exercises. Lessons cover English grammar, English vocabulary, and English pronunciation.
Other interesting features provided by English Club include 24-hour English help desk with real live teachers to answer students questions, ESL games, ESL chat forums, news in English, learning English video project, and more.
Funbrain is a website that provides educational games for kids Pre-K through grade 8. Besides games, the site also features books, comics, and videos to help students enhance their learning across various subjects and skills. Funbrain also offers grammar games to help kids learn English grammar.
Simply type in the word ‘Grammar’ in the site’s search box and browse through the results. Examples of featured grammar games include: Grammar Gorillas, Grammar Bees, and Word Derby. Check out Funbrain full review to learn more.
13. English Exercises
English Exercises offers tons of online English exercises created by teachers from all around the globe. These exercises cover different topics including grammar, vocabular, listening, and more.
For grammar exercises use the right hand column in the site’s homepage to browse through collections.
There are exercises covering determiners, verbs, prepositions, modals, passive voice, conditionals, conjunctions, demonstratives, gerunds, infinitives, and more.
14. Using English
Using English offers tools and resources for teachers and students covering a number of subject areas including grammar and vocabulary.
These resources include articles on grammar, parts of speech, English grammar terminology, Grammar quizzes, exercises, phrasal verbs, irregular verbs, idioms, and teaching grammar materials.
The site also features discussion forums where language learners engage in conversations about language learning.
15. Grammar Bank
Grammar Bank features a wide variety of online printable exercises, ESL lessons, PDF worksheets, and handouts for language learners. English grammar lessons are organized into: beginner English lessons, grammar practice exercises, and multiple choice exercises.
Grammar Bank also offers ‘printable grammar quizzes for each subject with multiple choice questions and answers– These are great for ESL students and teachers, elementary native speakers (2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade) as well as preparing for major exams such as TOEFL, KET, PET, IELTS, etc.’