Speak Good English Movement launches campaign to show grammar isn't boring

The Speak Good English Movement is trying to dispel the notion that grammar rules are boring with a series of humorous videos. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
The Speak Good English Movement is trying to dispel the notion that grammar rules are boring with a series of humorous videos. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

SINGAPORE - The Speak Good English Movement is trying to dispel the notion that grammar rules are boring with a series of humorous videos.

Local comedian Kumar stars as the "Queen of Grammar" in the skits, which will be uploaded once a week from Wednesday. They touch on common grammatical misunderstandings in areas such as tenses and countable nouns.

"If you learn the rules of grammar then you can check yourself far easier, rather than taking mistakes piecemeal," said the movement's chairman Goh Eck Kheng.

Notebooks highlighting common mistakes and tips on language use will be given out to members of the public during marches and dance performances by students from the Institute of Technical Education.

English workshops will be held at libraries and online later in the year, while people can test their grammatical skills by checking a short story riddled with mistakes.

The Movement has also partnered The Straits Times to organise the annual Inspiring Teacher of English awards.