Trying to learn/memorise grammar

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#1 13 April, 2015 - 13:11
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Trying to learn/memorise grammar


I am currently studying to become a foreign languages teacher in Sweden, that is to say I will teach Swedish to foreign students. Currently, I am undergoing a course in Swedish grammar. I am having considerable difficulties memorising the grammar rules, etc. I think the main problem I have is that I have a poor short term memory and that the grammar literature has lots of grammar on each page - too much information that is. After I have read a page I can't remember anything.

Suggestions would be much appreciated.

13 April, 2015 - 23:49
Joined: 2 years 8 months ago

Could you post a specific example or two? Maybe some conjugations or declensions. I'm not familiar with Swedish.

15 June, 2015 - 01:04
Joined: 2 years 7 months ago

Hi Josh!

Thank you for your reply. A bit late, I know, but here goes:

For example "How to form different verb forms":

Swedish: Infinitiv: grundform + a
Ingen ändelse läggs till om grundformen (imperativ) redan slutat på a

English: Infinitive: basic form +a.
No ending is added if the basic form (imperativ) already ends with an a.

Swedish: Presens: grundform + r efter a
grundform + er efter konsonant

English: Present tense: basic form +r after a
basic form + er after consonant

I have trouble memorising all of these rules, there are several more rules for past tense, supinum, strong verbs, short verbs, etc.

Any ideas?

9 June, 2016 - 17:28
Joined: 2 years 8 months ago

Sorry for the delay in replying. Can you make images from the rules and then place them in a memory journey?

I've brainstormed some ideas over in the blog in the past, though they have not been extensively tested:

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