When I studied French and Spanish at school back in the 1970s, we spent most of the lesson time studying grammar and hardly ever spoke. Fortunately, ideas about language teaching and learning have evolved since then, and the so-called grammar-translation method is now widely considered to be inefficient. In fact, many specialists now believe that when you begin to learn a language, speaking and building up your vocabulary is more important than worrying about correct grammar. However, you can't avoid the topic altogether, especially if your aim is to become proficient. So here are some resources for learning about and practising English grammar.
British Council - English Grammar — Extensive grammar explanations written by well-known author Dave Willis
British Council - Quick Grammar Reference — Brief explanations of 48 of the more common areas of grammar, each with an activity to help you learn.
English Grammar Online — English grammar reference and exercises.
Learn English Network — Illustrated guide to English grammar.
Linguapress.com — Free online English grammar with clearly explained grammar rules and plenty of examples.
English Grammar Online – Reference and Explanations — 191 grammar pages with short and simple explanations.
EnglishPage.com Online English Grammar Book — Detailed grammar tutorials with exercises.
Edufind.com - English Grammar Guide — A complete English grammar guide filled with the rules of English usage.
EnglishGrammar.org — Learn all aspects of the English written language (for advanced learners).
e-grammar.org — Printable grammar rules in pdf format with examples to download.
Grammaring — Guide to English grammar with over 1600 example sentences.
Perfect English Grammar — Excellent resource for more advanced students.
Grammar Bytes! — Detailed definitions of grammar terms for more advanced students.
Online Writing Lab - Grammar — Resources to help you use correct grammar in your writing.
The Internet Grammar of English — Online course in English grammar written primarily for university undergraduates.
GRAMMAR EXERCISES AND QUIZZES
Road to Grammar — 365 short quizzes with answers and notes.
English Grammar Secrets — Read the grammar explanation on the first page of the lesson and then do the exercises.
EnglishGrammar.org — Quizzes on articles, passive, tenses, and spelling.
e-grammar.org — Free ESL worksheets with English grammar exercises.
English Grammar Exercises — Available in English or German.
English Grammar 101 — Lessons followed by exercises for more advanced learners.
UsingEnglish.com — 516 free English language quizzes for beginner, intermediate and advanced level English students.
Grammar Bytes! — Fun interactive exercises for more advanced learners.
Perfect English Grammar - Exercises — For more advanced students.
Essential Grammar in Use Level Test
English Grammar in Use Level Test
Advanced Grammar in Use Level Test
Exam English — Free practice tests with explanations.
Grammaring's free online English grammar test — 50 multiple choice questions.
LearnEnglish Kids — From the British Council.
Grammar Gremlins — Fun multiple-choice game at three different levels.
ESL Games — A rich variety of grammar games according to grammar topics.
Bitesize Spelling and Grammar — BBC site for schools.
ESOL Nexus — Grammar review presentations with practice exercises.
LearnEnglish Kids - Grammar Videos — With scripts and worksheets.
LearnEnglish Teens - Grammar Videos — Grammar practice in snack-size bites.
engVid — 291 free grammar lessons at 3 levels.
Crown Academy of English — YouTube playlist with 36 videos.
OTHER GRAMMAR RESOURCES
Sound Grammar — Listen to audio conversations and then review key grammar points.
Grammarman — Puzzles, quizzes, reading materials, videos, comics, and much more.
Grammar Girl — Short, friendly tips to improve your writing (for advanced learners).
6 Minute Grammar — BBC grammar podcast available every Tuesday.
English Grammar —A series of articles from ThoughtCo.
ENGLISH GRAMMAR FOR FRENCH SPEAKERS
e-anglais.com — Cours d'anglais en ligne: exercices, tests, grammaire, ressources pour apprendre l'anglais.
AnglaisFacile.com — 45 fiches de révision avec exercices.
Angleterre.org.uk — La grammaire anglaise en ligne, clairement expliquée par thème, avec de nombreux exemples.
Reverso — Conjugaison des verbes, accord, orthographe, noms et adjectives.
Grammaire de l'anglais — La version complète est disponible pour €2.99.
Babbel - Grammaire — Exercices simples accompagnés de nombreux exemples.
Expression Anglaise — Cours d’anglais traitant de la grammaire, de la conjugaison ou encore des erreurs courantes en anglais.
Anglais-Rapide.fr — Cours de grammaire anglaise à télécharger en format PDF.
La clé des langues — Précis de la grammaire anglaise.
Educastream — Grammaire anglaise, interactive et complète proposée à 5 niveaux différents.
iGE Lite: the interactive Grammar of English from UCL — Free version. (Android)
LearnEnglish Grammar - British Council — Practise sample questions at Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced level. (Android)
English Grammar in Use — Free starter pack of 6 units, study guide & glossary. (Android)
Grammarman App — Join the Correction Crusader for fun learning adventures with study tips, practice activities, quizzes, a glossary … and 20 Grammarman comics!
My Grammar Lab — Download this free app and create hundreds of practice exercises. (Android)
Grammar App by Tap to Learn — Multiple choice format with over 200 tutorials and over 1000 questions. (Android)
Oxford Learner's Quick Reference Grammar — Quick, clear and easy-to-understand explanations of the grammar you need to pass exams and communicate well in English. (Android)