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The fact is that the grammar teachers' claim that their students can acquire a language by focusing on bricks is and has always  been completely false. Nothing can come from studying a language in this way. As language teachers we

A pile of bricks. That is what grammar teachers inflict on their students when they don't present the whole building to their students from the beginning of their language study. What Susan Gross says about reading, therefore, is important [bracketed

When the bricks are presented from the beginning of the program of study via sound and thus as integrated and contiguous pieces of the overall house, as the learner's mind points to each brick countless times in countless arrangements of

In the past century, teachers would take a batch of bricks, grammar points arranged in chapters in books, and, laboriously, each day, boldly, inflict a kind of analytical pain session on the kids about the nature of that particular brick.