Have you ever felt that language classes teach you everything about the language, except how to speak it? Or ever take a semester or many semesters of a language and still feel uncomfortable even in the simplest of conversations?
If you answered 'yes' to either of the questions, want to learn a new language or want to improve your general language learning technique, this class is for you.
Consider this the pre-101 orientation that I think all language classes should have. It is a fun, highly interactive workshop in which you will learn the secret ingredients that allowed me to become the linguist I am today.
I have learned languages in a wide variety of methods and not a single one of my classes included these concepts that I consider the very basic for language acquisition. This is simply because the methods were not developed by multi-ligunguists, who were able to compare, contrast and keep only what truly works. I had the opportunity to do just that, and I distilled the elements for you.
What to expect:
This is not:
A reading/writing class. You will not learn any techniques to help you to read and write a different language.
Sid considers himself to be one of the luckiest people in the world for one simple reason: he is as happy as can be. He was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil. After much journeying around the world, he settled in New York where he lives a very dynamic and exciting life. He received a BA from Boston University and a MBA from Purdue University. After participating and later being a coordinator in the THIMUN Youth Assembly, he founded I Embrace You (IEY - formerly called Hug Don't Hate) in Boston. After presiding over the organization and leading over 100 volunteers annually, he was recognized with the top leadership award in his graduating class. This culture has been maintained in IEY where the organization constantly brings smiles to the Boston community and every leader has been recognized for their leadership in its 7 year history.
Sid is also an experienced speaker, having led sessions and given keynote speeches in 3 different continents. Today, he is a Sugar Trader at V&A Commodity Traders and a top rated Master Teacher at Skillshare - where he teaches the classes:
As far as languages go, Sid is a linguist and highly proficient in 7 languages. Here are the languages he knows, his level at each language and his acquisition methods:
Mon, Jul 9th, 2012
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT