Wednesday, 28 September 2016


I do ‘pair work’. That is, I pair up languages. The knowledge of one provides a leg up on the other. 

Currently I have 4 languages on the go: English, Dutch, Japanese and German. Therefore there are 12 possible combinations. I listen to one while I read the other. If I switch listening and reading, that gives me another 12.

No, it’s not double-Dutch, but it’s certainly a new approach. It’s the equivalent of the concept that the Earth is round and circles the sun. It’s both simple and difficult. It doesn’t come naturally for me either, I must admit . . .

1 comment:

  1. Even right-brainers need to get used to right-brain activities because most of us have been brought up in a left-brain dominant culture.