THE NATURAL WAY TO PLAY WITH
LANGUAGE AND A BEAUTIFUL ACCENT
IN ONE DAY
KEY CONCEPT: Relax and … let your body … and your mind …
ABSORB … the new language just as you did … so well … with
your first natural language,… all those years ago … MEDAKPE!"
NO. 299 – EWE FROM FRENCH
Version 2 – with some errors – May 2005(Simplified – standard roman alphabet without accents)
Appendix A - is the routine for long term reinforcement after one month, which can also be used by experienced speakers for the chronic problem of accent deterioration. Books to buy: Macmillan, Lonely Planet, phrase books and Crosslines - Afghanistan Essential Field Guides to Humanitarian and Conflict Zones - on the web.Inspired by: Dr. Bob Boland (IUG) and Nadou Lawson (Ghana), Dan Bergert (USA), Dr. Catherine d”Arcangues (WHO) and Dr Heli Bathija (WHO) and Boston University and the Team. http://www.bu.edu/familymed/distance/cre/index.htm
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This program is dedicated to the memory of Professor Kenneth Hale, the eminent linguist of MIT who died on October 8th 2001.
He spoke about 50 languages fluently and regarded each language as an intellectual treasure-house of communication, culture and humanitarian values.
He suggested ... that 30 minutes of a new language ...should be enough to start to make one-self understood ... and then ... the best way ... to progress ... was to speak ... confidently ... more and more ... with natural speakers of the language ...
So on we go ... for one whole day ... with a partner or small group ... speaking and speaking ... and moving ... face, hands and body language to reinforce your communication ... and ending with ...almost instinctive ... easy inter-active conversation ... in the natural language ... and if you are lucky enough to find ... ANY natural speaker for the day ... to be a partner ... or just part of the small group ... that would be just great ... so start chatting now ...!!
Me de kuku/Tôwodjô/ S'il vous plait
Médo taflatsè Excusez moi
Égnôn Tout vabien!
Nkô nye e nyi… Je m'appelle ...
Wo nkô dé? Comment vous appellez vous?
Mi fôn nyuie a Comment allez vous?
Mé fon nyuii, medakpo Je vais bien, merci. Yédé nyuie Au revoirAfika mi tso? D'ou venez vous?
LEARN TO USE THE TWO MINUTE GEMINI ROUTINE
AND BE IN CONTROL OF MIND AND BODY FOR LEARNING WITHOUT EFFORT
This is a simple two minutes GEMINI exercise, to give you the confidence to learn the new language … naturally … as you did … so well … when you were a very small child!!
When you tell yourself … youcannot learn … you won’t learn!
When you don't believe you can learn ... you won't learn!
When you are tense, anxious and stressed ... you won't learn!
When you have no confidence ... you won't learn!
But with relaxation, your mind and body can become clear, confident and ready to learn.
So do GEMINI now ... and again before every CRE session.
It takes only two minutes, and withpractice, it becomes a powerful instinctive learning resource for you.
The two minute GEMINI begins as follows:
a. Tell yourself that you are going to do your GEMINI routine. Make yourself comfortable. Begin to relax and breathe deeply … as you do these three things 1, 2, 3 as follows:
One - With head steady, roll up the eyes to the eyebrows.
Hold it … for20...