An organization and retrieval system for all the language and cultural information that the Learner gathers.
In only a short time, your materails can multiply quite rapidly and become unwieldy. Here is a workable record-keeping, organization and retrieval system.
The Logbook kit includes a 16-ring notebook and a variety of selected page styles:
You can learn from people on the streets and keep track of what you learn from whom. You can use the address pages and 5x8 lined pages to organize and keep track of material learned in the community -- a page for each regular contact.
The 3x5 pages are useful for organizing texts, simple sentences, comprehension activities, and pronunciation practice on each sound. They can be arranged in the binder so the top lines of 11 cards are visible at a glance.
Loop Tapes are proving themselves! Current research underscores the value and necessity of extensive amounts of listening an a new language before attempting to speak. With Loop tapes you can listen repetitively without needing to handle your equipment.
We recommend that each language learner have a few endless cassette tapes for Listening and Mimicry practice -- perhaps two 5-second tapes and one or two 60-second tapes.
The 5-second tapes are especially useful in focusing on details of intonation, pronunciation, rhythm, and tone. Most early sentences will easily fit on a 5-second tape.
The 60-second tapes can give you lots of opportunity for listening to the flow of your texts. Since early texts can usually fit on a 60-second tape four or five times, you can listen to your text twenty or more times in five minutes. If you record your daily material a day or two in advance, you could listen to each text 50 to 100 times before you attempt much mimicry. This will greatly enhance your pronunciation.
This is a programmed workbook (with tape) for understanding the details of your own American English pronunication habits and also for analyzing the way sounds are used in your new language (phonemics).Back to the Top of this page
Take your story-telling evangelism to the street with these compact full-color books. Both have beautiful illustrations of Biblical events: