Thursday, December 14, 2006

When English is not your home language

I started learning English when I was 12 years old. It was such a struggle I must have blocked out the memory of my learning journey, because it was only this week that I was reminded of it all.
There I was, on a tour of an ice cream factory (yum!), with a group of emigrants who have barely started to learn English. The tour guide insisted that they all introduce themselves, using full sentences. As I watched their tortured faces, I wished there was a way that would make the whole process of acquiring a new language as quick and as painless as possible.
Fortunately, there is. Knowing your own Learning Style is the first step towards learning another language. That way, you know whether you should stay at home reading the dictionary or go on a tour of an ice cream factory, where not only do you hear a lot of spoken English describing what you see, but you also get to eat a delicious ice cream while listening.
For those of you who know about Learning Styles, you of course understand that - if you’re lucky! - licking an ice cream may be an important part of your learning methodology.
For those of you who are not so familiar with the almost 50 elements of a Learning Style, please have a look at our website:
But wait, there’s more! Because we understand how difficult it might be to undergo a Learning Style Analysis assessment for somebody who has only begun speaking English, we’ve translated the instrument into several languages, including:
· German
· Swedish
· Finnish
· Spanish
· Norwegian.
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If we don’t have the language you require, you can always complete the LSA Junior MINI, which offers simplified language and fewer questions, but a full report at the end of the assessment process.
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