Having taught English and Spanish to hundreds of students of different ages and levels in Universities, companies and school classrooms for many years, provided me with a desire to achieve a more efficient way for my students to learn and for me to teach the language.
I observed a constant trend where students who understood the grammar structures and applied their knowledge in context to their communicative skills, with the help of sentence builders, had better accuracy and reached a proficiency level much quicker.
Many times, students experienced a-ha moments when they understood why sentences were structured in a certain way and they would never forget that structure again. They immediately accessed a deeper understanding of the language which gave them confidence and encouragement as they saw their own progress improve.
Based on these experiences, I decided to condense the most important grammar elements in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Irish and English as a second language that any student would need to know. Key words, verb lists and time expressions were also included so students could work with the cards in multiple ways.