Thursday, August 13, 2009

Learning a language - what's the recipe?




Is there a recipe for learning a language? For neurolinguits Lance Knowles, there is. And it boils dwon to three key elements:

- Listening

- Speaking

- Minimal exposure to text (this unnecesarily distracts the brain)

Is it that simple? That means we'll have to change the way we do things in a classroom.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Father's Day!

This is my homage to the day we set aside to honour Fathers here in Brazil. Unlike Mother's Day, it is a day that is celebrated on different days in many countries. But, regardless of that, where would we be without that heroic figure, the one we look up to, the one who takes the blame or takes our heat.

This video shows my point. To all our heroes, all the best!