What are they?

A Language Aid

Yuri’s Study Cards are A3 laminated cards folded in two (A4) and contain the most important areas of grammar that you need to know when learning Irish, French, Spanish, German, Italian or English.

The different areas of grammar are clearly grouped in independent charts. They have been designed with a colour coded system for easy identification and cross-referencing. This will help you navigate the structure of a sentence by easily identifying specific words or endings within the same colour path.

A Language Aid

Yuri’s Study Cards are A3 laminated cards folded in two (A4) and contain the most important areas of grammar that you need to know when learning Irish, French, Spanish, German, Italian or English.

The different areas of grammar are clearly grouped in independent charts. They have been designed with a colour coded system for easy identification and cross-referencing. This will help you navigate the structure of a sentence by easily identifying specific words or endings within the same colour path.

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An Exam Guide

Whether you are studying for the Junior or Leaving Cert, ordinary or higher level or other exams, you need to have some solid grammar knowledge.

YSC’s are a great language tool because they give you a compact and colourful summary of the most essential information you need to know.

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A Teaching Tool

If you are a teacher, using Yuri’s Study Cards in class will save you time as you won’t have to write the tables on the board. It will also guarantee that all your students have their grammar tables easily available at any time.

The cards can help you create different activities during class. You could focus on a specific table to practise a grammar point and at the same time reinforce another basic element your students may still have difficulties with just by combining different tables. The cards also contain time expressions and vocabulary words, so students can be encouraged to create their own sentences.

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As a Teaching Tool

If you are a teacher, using Yuri’s Study Cards in class will save you time as you won’t have to write the tables on the board. It will also guarantee that all your students have their grammar tables easily available at any time.

 The cards can help you create different activities during class. You could focus on a specific table to practise a grammar point and at the same time reinforce another basic element your students may still have difficulties with just by combining different tables. The cards also contain time expressions and vocabulary words, so students can be encouraged to create their own sentences.

Students and teachers can find many benefits from having the most important grammar points in one card. The needs and situations will always determine the use of this practical tool. But most importantly it will help you look at grammar from a different angle. It will allow you to see the relationship the different grammar elements have with each other and make your learning process easy and logical.

About Yuri

I obtained a diploma both in Communication and Business Management and in English Teaching as a Foreign Language at Instituto Superior Angloamericano in Cuernavaca, Mexico. I also studied Spanish Teaching as a Foreign Language and Literature from Latin America in Universidad Internacional.

I also have a published Spanish translation of Aidan Storey’s book Angel’s of Divine Light, published in 2015 by Atria, Simon and Schuster, New York.

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.

While I understood that different resources, techniques and materials are a must for a dynamic class environment, I also realised how grammar is an essential pillar when learning a language, especially when total immersion of the language is impossible.

I observed a constant trend where students who understood the grammar structures and applied their knowledge to their communicative skills, had better accuracy and reached a proficiency level much quicker than the ones who rejected grammar.

I also found that contrary to common belief, grammar helped students who were in very basic stages. 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.

They no longer depended on set sentences given by a book. They had the key in their hands to structure their own sentences and by doing that, they gained freedom, making language learning a personalised experience and therefore, more enjoyable.

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 from a basic to a higher level in one card. Key words and time expressions were also included so students could create complete sentences.

The card provides students with all the information they need in one place, and it saves teachers time from writing the charts on the board. The cards are visually attractive with a colour coded system to allow students see the patterns the language follows.

I created these cards based on my teaching experience and my students’ success stories.

I wish you good luck in your learning and teaching endeavours, and I hope that with the use of these cards your experience will be enjoyable and successful as well.

Yuri

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