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New Play Materials Coming Soon!
Here’s a sneak peek at our upcoming play support materials. Make sure you look at the free ebook, “Getting Started with Language Hunting”, so you are up to date on where the craft of language hunting is going.
Irish Immersion Summer Camp 2013 in Portland, OR, July 29th-August 2nd
Here you can see scenes from our last Irish language event this past April. This summer’s Irish Camp will look very similar, and we’ll be rolling out and implementing at least 4 new innovations to the language hunting system –
- An improved Bucket Brigade involving separate tables for players at the 1 Q&A, 2 Q&A, and 3 Q&A levels of conversational exchanges.
- The most recent iteration of the map of the Language Hunter’s Journey
- New rules for organizing your own games – the Tree Diagram of Language
- New rules for getting “over the hump” from Intermediate to Advanced – while staying in the flow of fluency!
To register for this summer’s Irish camp, follow this link. We look forward to seeing you there!
My weekend exploits at an amazing festival (or: nah nah-nah nah nah!).
No, I have not forgotten how to type.
Sorry for the silence!
From Dr. Hart. 😉
Extended Deadline for Purchasing Tickets to the Irish Language Learning Weekend Workshop
Good news! We have extended the deadline for purchasing tickets to our very exciting Irish Language Learning Weekend Workshop from Friday 11/2 to Wed. 11/7. We are hoping that the extended deadline will make it possible for more people to attend this event. Also, the price to attend workshops such as this is usually between $250 and $300, so it is important that you jump on this opportunity to attend this event for only $50- $100. We can also work with people who live outside of the Portland or Aurora, OR areas to find accommodations for the weekend. I/f you have any questions regarding this event, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coming Up Soon: Irish Learning Weekend Workshop
The much anticipated Irish Learning Weekend Workshop starts on Friday Nov. 9th (just a week and a half away)! This weekend will feature our fluent Irish speaker, Brían Ó hAirt and will focus on an immersion game play setting, also known as Language Hunting!
To order tickets for this event and for more information, please visit http://guestli.st/124860 Tickets must be ordered by midnight on Friday Nov. 2nd.
环境的影响 (The Impact of Environment)
这星期，Willem，Language Hunters的公司总裁,去俄勒冈州的海边出席一个会议，所以我需要自己教我们Language Hunters俄语和爱尔兰语课。我教的学生是差不多六到十二岁，都很想要学新的语文。这星期真的给我看环境真的对 Language Hunting 有很多影响。
教俄语课的时候， 我跟西班牙语和音乐老师需要都在一个课堂在一样的时间教我们的课，所以我们的环境一点热热闹闹。因为我们的环境是这样的，我的学生一者在看右边或者看左边很少时间在看我想要给他们看的东西。我问为什么他们一者看左边一者在看右边的时候，他们给我说是因为我们的环境是热闹的。我这样学到环境对Language Hunting 有很大的影响。
This week, our other Russian teacher is attending a conference on the Oregon beach, so I am solo teaching the Russian classes Language Hunters is providing to a local private school. The children in this class range in ages between six and twelve, and they are all very excited about learning a new language. This week of solo teaching has really taught me how much of an impact an environment has on Language Hunting.
While teaching Russian class, I noticed that there was a direct correlation between how quickly the students were able to pick up new material and how quite and focused their surroundings were. When the music class took a break, the kids were able to absorb the new Russian ideas much more quickly than when the music class was playing. Similarly, when the near-by Spanish class was playing a loud or active game, my students became distracted, as did I.