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Language is not Mathematics

Forget the rules. Language is not Mathematics teaches you the easiest way to learn and use English tenses.

“It’s such a completely different way of learning.”
KÃSTER

A Natural Approach

Traditional English grammar exercise books teach you lots of different rules to follow when using English tenses. But these rules are very hard to remember and there are always exceptions. Language is not mathematics.

You cannot make a rule that will apply for every situation. An easier and more successful approach is the ‘Aspect’ approach. Aspect is the way a speaker sees the time of an event. Instead of lots of different rules you only have to learn one aspect per tense, it’s that simple.

You will be speaking English more fluently and more accurately in days.

Peter Hotton

After travelling extensively around the world Peter Hotton became an English language teacher in the late 1990’s. He has worked for the British Council, the London School of English and presently the Executive Training Institute Malta. He is also a qualified Cambridge University Examiner and trainer of English language teachers. As an examiner he discovered advanced English language students were still making mistakes with tenses because they were struggling to learn all the different rules provided by traditional text books.

He decided it was time for a new, easy way to learn English tenses. This new approach, the Aspect approach, is explained in detail in his book Language is not Mathematics.

peter hotton language book author

Reviews

Very good approach to a variety of grammatical issues - easily understandable and even easier to apply. Students will love it because they won’t need to remember all the rules other grammar books offer. Anna Potievsky October 2019
This book is really great. In other grammar books you have to learn lots of rules for each tense. But even if you learnt all these rules, it's very hard to follow all of them while you are speaking. Zwergenkoenig January 2019
Dieses Buch unterscheidet sich von gewöhnlichen Lehrbüchern. Es stellt einfache, einprägsame Regeln auf. Die Grammatik wird besser verstanden. Die Anwendung wird deutlich einfacher! Ilka May 2019
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