If a teacher cannot speak French or Spanish, how are they able to teach them as subjects? With the numbers of language teachers falling precipitously it's becoming more and more normal for a class to be taught by teachers who cannot themselves speak the language they teach. How can that work? Games like chess can harness human intellect I know many of the world's greatest chess players (in a previous life I ran the world chess championships) and it's interesting that the great Chess Grandmasters have chess coaches. It's interesting in that the chess [...]
There are two ways of learning a language. Firstly, there is by rote - essentially you'll learn a stock of useful sentences off by heart. And then there is the generative approach: in this method you learn words as building blocks to make more sentences. If you learn the first way, you'll always be limited to a few stock phrases. If you learn with the second method, with just a few hundred words, you can make millions of sentences. KLOO helps you with the second way...you'll hundreds of words and be able to make sentences in [...]
So he's a global mega-star. He's been in some of the biggest grossing films of all time. He's one of the highest paid Hollywood actors. He's been nominated for 2 Golden Globes and 2 BAFTA awards. He can do comedy and serious. Could he be any more impressive. Yes. Despite all that, what really impresses people is when you say he can speak French fluently - have you seen the video? Say what...Bradley Cooper is fluent in French? Oui. So to add to our long list of benefits of learning a second language....we must add [...]
When you use the power of Discovery Learning coupled with placing words in context and then wrapping the whole experience in a game - a strange thing happens. Picking up words becomes automatic and almost effortless.
We learned in a natural way - picking up the words we wanted to know, when we wanted to know them. It's called Discovery Learning and it's the most powerful way to learn a language.
Learning French can be fun So many people struggle with learning a language. One of the main hurdles is that people find it difficult and, let's be honest, the polar opposite to having fun. But thousands of people have discovered it can be easy - and fun. What is this I hear? Learning French can be fun? Oui, c'est vrai! This short video shows how the Race to Paris Game board game adds a few extra twists to the bestselling game. Soon you'll be racing to Paris - learning words and making sentences as you go. Time to [...]
Summer Holidays are coming! Tune into the language People find learning a language difficult...and some say that the best way to learn a language is through total immersion. I don't think many people would argue with that except it's difficult to arrange and somewhat costly - most of us cannot just up sticks and go to Italy for 2 months (I wish)! But many of us are going on hols - for a week or two abroad. This is when we can immerse ourselves in the language. We are surrounded by foreign signs, menus, and people! So [...]
Lessons in KLOO for kids and adults ABSOLUTELY How so? Because it happens with KLOO every day. Teachers use KLOO in their classes even if they themselves don't speak the language. As it's an auto-answering game (a game that answers the questions it poses), players learn without needing the teacher's intervention. In no time at all players will be able to: Build their vocabulary through Discovery Learning Make foreign sentences in under one minute Start playing - even if they are absolute beginners Have a lots of fun Speak the language out loud More and more schools are [...]