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 [...]
What's the best way to build your French vocabulary? Hand gestures only get you so far The bedrock of learning French, or indeed any language, is vocabulary. Without it your ability to communicate is limited to pointing and hand gestures (and we can even get the meanings of those wrong!) When we start learning French we need to accumulate high frequency words...words that are useful, appear often in the language and can be used in multiple situations. With several hundred well chosen words you can go a long way. What's the best way to [...]
We know the parable of the man who built his house on sand - it washed away because there were no foundations. It is the same with language...build slowly and methodically. You cannot rush it. You could, if you wanted, spend a whole day, 10 hours, learning a language. But most of it won't stick...it will wash away because you have not built the foundations for the new knowledge to stand on. And what are the foundations of a language? Well I would say learning common words and being able to manipulate them into useful sentences. [...]
John Kerry's action disproves the fallacy that the only language you need is English. Lets just imagine he did in fact speak in English ... what response can we expect from the French? Muted at best. The French are so used to people speaking to them in English that when someone makes an effort - it makes an impact.
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" [...]
It's an old fashioned board and card game - and this generation of smart phone carrying students adore it. Watch what happens as they start playing. The keenness of even unenthusiastic language learners to make sentences, learn words and win the Race to Paris often has teachers taken aback.
You won't be stuck for choice in terms of what MFL resources you can use. Far from it. The problem is that many of these resources are poor and not based on sound language learning principles. Suffice to say that choosing the wrong language tools is akin to playing tennis with a golf club....almost impossible.
Did you know that those who speak languages have better career prospects and can expect to be paid better? The jobs market is competitive and if you want an edge - get a language!
Learning a language can harness the brain's joy of learning new things, but leave you with something of permanent value, in a way that neither drugs nor video games ever could.