Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Shadowing is a learning technique where you listen to a text in your target language, and then speak it aloud at the same time as the native speaker, so that you become his/her shadow.

The basic concept is as follows: listen to the audio once or twice, to make sure you understand what it is about. Then you listen to it again and pause it to repeat the words, then you write down the words the speaker says until you have the whole audioscript. After that, you play the audio again until you can read it confidently at the same time as the native speaker. Finally, you get up from your seat to walk around the house repeating the exacts words as if you were the native person yourself.

So, here's my proposal to get started in this new technique: Become the shadow of Patch Adams. Patch Adams is an American physician, social activist, clown, and author who has some really interesting ideas to share with us about living in a healthy world.

Please, don't do this for more than 2 minutes at a time, we should start doing this little by little to avoid frustration, ok?

"I want a world where no one alive can remember what the word war means..."

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Theater is here! So much fun!

The  crew of excellent students from NI2 put on this series of sketches adapted from Roald Dahl's short stories. Have a laugh!