Tuesday, January 10, 2012

T.P.R.

Total Physical Response from the 1970s gets some support with this research suggesting "people learn a new tongue more easily when words are accompanied by movement" — Learning a language may come down to gestures. Waving my right arm like a conductor helped me learn Chinese tones, and I now use the same method to teach English stress and intonation.

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Blogger Pints in NYC said...

Speaking of speaking - have you given any further thought to the conference? I need to get back to them with a panel by Jan 15, so please email me asap!

Pints all around!

January 10, 2012 at 9:15 PM  
Blogger laBiscuitnapper said...

Fascinating. I do the same when practising Igbo conversation too.

January 11, 2012 at 10:48 AM  

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