Benjamin Franklin said Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. Benjamin Franklin 1767 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) How true! Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, gives a telling insight into how we learn. So many of life's skills are best learned by being involved. Think about learning an instrument, driving a car, playing chess, learning to cook......these can only be learned by getting involved. Imagine learning to play the guitar without actually picking one up, or how to drive from [...]
Q: How many sentences can you make with 60 words. See below for the shocking answer! When words that work together are correctly grouped then the number of sentences a learner can make with them grows exponentially....this means that the learners ability to express him or herself grows super fast. Really, really super fast - read on. In KLOO we have grouped decks of cards into 4 main themes: "People", Food & Drink", "Place" and "Everyday Objects". In each deck there are 60 cards. For instance, in the "People" deck there are nouns like "doctor", "policeman", "sister" [...]
There are important principles to learning a language. These principles are proven and will jet propel the rate at which you pick up a language. Conversely, if you don't use them, language learning becomes a hard slog to Moscow in Winter.
End of language lesson fun keeps them wanting more! Language is not the easiest of subjects. Some young people find it very difficult. I know I did when I was studying for my O'Levels. But recently I was recalling how my old Latin teacher, Mr MacDonald, used to always allow a bit of fun at the end of class after maybe 45 minutes of hard grammar and translation work. He would create quizzes and allow us to write our own sentences on the blackboard for other students to figure out. We of course created the funniest sentences we could - often [...]