The full immersion approach to teaching a language is a good one. Teaching
reading and writing first is not.
The best example of this is how you learned your first language. You were able
to speak very well and make yourself understood before you even knew there was
such thing as a noun, adjective, verb, etc…
From: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com [mailto:zen_fo...@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Sent: Sunday, October 24, 2010 1:05 AM
Subject: Re: [Zen] Questions, questions, question
My son has just started kindergarten at a full immersion Spanish school, which
means that the teachers only speak Spanish. I have been trying to speak some
Spanish as a result, and it is truly interesting. My languages in school were
all read languages, Latin, Greek, Old English, so my only experience with
non-fluent speaking has been brief touring in Italy with my school Latin and an
Italian primer. As I get more brave about actually trying to communicate in
Spanish, I feel like a totally different person than in English. I don't feel
like I have thoughts I have trouble expressing well, I feel stupid. As long as
the other person speaks slowly ad doesn't stray too far from the tiny channel I
can handle, I am like a happy child, but then boom they roar off and I feel my
brain left far behind
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On Oct 23, 2010, at 9:03, "ED" <seacrofter...@yahoo.com> wrote:
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, <billsm...@...> wrote:
> So, my advice is to give Mayka a very large amount of latitude on her
Yes, I should avoid responding to all statements, whose intended meaning I am
not at least 90% certain I apprehend correctly.
> ... and approach all of her posts with a generous and positive attitude.
> Otherwise she's liable to put a big case of whoop-ass on you!
Definition of 'whoop ass' (new term to me):
* A can of whoop ass, sometimes written as whoopass, is a slang figure of
speech referring to a "whooping" (whipping or beating) of someone's buttocks.
It is used to indicate that aggressive and dominating actions are pending, as
in a competition or sporting event. ...
There is no avoiding the inexorable Law of Karma: naughty boys do what they do
and they get what they get! ;-)
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