If you are an English language buff like I am then I want to recommend a good book for you to read and use if you plan on teaching English or ESL. It is a simple read and the difficult concepts are easily explained. The author is C. Edward Good. Yes, it is the “good” book. I use it together with the real “Good” Book, the Bible to teach ESL in Moldova. This is a link to where you can buy the book online.
Why is language important? God chose to use language to communicate with mankind. Language matters to God (who does not need it to communicate btw) and He chose it as His way of communication with us. God invented the spoken and written word to speak with us and communicate with us. He took time to meet with Adam and Eve. He took time to write His laws to man, using language. In fact, creation began with the “Word”. The Word became flesh to communicate with us and explain God to us. God has given us all that we need for life and godliness in His Word. Through language, He has delivered His love letter to mankind.
Do you appreciate the One who gave the ability to communicate to you? Are you grateful to Him? Do you show your appreciation by seeking an active relationship with Him? Do you take time to spend time studying God’s love letter to you? Do you use the gift of language to communicate with God through prayer?