Welcome to this Grammar Hero Review where I go in-depth of the new product, which has been developed by Olly Richards from I Will Teach You a Language.
Grammar Hero Review Table of Contents
- What is Grammar Hero?
- Languages Available
- Who is Grammar Hero for?
- How Grammar Hero works
- What you learn with each language
- Pros and Cons
- What does Grammar Hero Cost? (+AF Bonus!)
What is Grammar Hero?
Grammar Hero is a series of grammar courses, helping you to learn the most tricky grammar of 6 different languages in the context of interesting and entertaining short stories.
In each Grammar Hero, you undertake a mission to ‘defeat' a series of challenges (grammar points) particular to the language you're learning. If you succeed and master each point you're officially a Grammar Hero!
There are 6 languages currently available for Grammar Hero:
- Brazilian Portuguese
Who is it for?
While Grammar Hero is useful for a wide range of learners, you will get most out of the courses once you have a solid foundation and are approaching the lower intermediate stages of the language.
To use the common European framework somewhere around A2-B2 would probably be ideal. Learners may find Grammar Hero highly useful well into the advanced levels in case there are some grammar points still causing trouble.
How the course is built up
Each Grammar Hero course follows the same structure. For each short story (there are 15 in total) you have the following 4 learning activities.
Although the names might be self-explanatory for some, I'll just quickly explain what each of these activities actually do.
Step 1 – Discover
In this step, you simply consume the short story so you understand it completely. The relevant grammar points are underlined, all you have to do in this stage is just to notice them and their place in the story.
Step 2 – Learn
In this step, there are briefing notes on the grammar point in question, succinctly teaching you exactly what you need to know.
Don't worry about memorising each rule completely, as long as you understand how they work you can move on to step 3.
You will probably refer back to these continuously as you work through the materials.
Step 3 – Internalise
Read/Listen to the story again, paying particular attention to the underlined grammar points.
To help you internalise the concepts (hence the name of this step) there are grammar notes attached to the margin, pointing at each underlined word.
These notes help you fully understand any of the uses, that were not completely clear before.
Step 4 – Activate
Through 5 exercises you are tested on your newly acquired knowledge. The exercises go from very simple (fill in the blanks) to long-form writing.
What you learn with each language
Since grammar differs between languages, each Grammar Hero comes with its own unique set of grammar points to master the tricky parts of your focus language only. You won't waste time learning grammar rules you won't need.
In the below section you will find all the grammar points taught in each language.