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Learning a language through Myngle

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So far we’ve told you many things about our Myngle platform and the way foreign languages will be taught and learned by those registered with us. Now I would like to show you a part of a lesson taught Myngle style!

The lesson occurred live, with our wonderful teacher Jue in the US while I was here in Brazil. Pardon my bad Mandarin, I’m learning (with great help!). ;)

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By the way, click here to register for our beta launch and be one of the first to teach or learn a language through Myngle!

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4 Comments on “Learning a language through Myngle”

  1. Ronaldo Says:

    I am from Brazil and I´ve just posted a blogcomment in your site. I was wondering if I could write you in Portuguese but since other mynglers may read this, better do it in English.

    Was this your very first lesson?! How did you get to know the sounds of Mandarin?
    Besides preparing their material, are the teachers supposed to give their students homework?

    Congrats for Myngle!

  2. Danilo Says:

    Muito obrigado Ronaldo!! Thanks for your note and I’m glad to see another Brazilian in our blog.

    Actually this was a snippet of a full lesson which lasted about 45 minutes. Mandarin tones are explained in the lesson as well.

    Great question about preparation of the pedagogical material!! On our platform teachers will have a space to place homework exercises. Students will be able to do whichever exercise the teacher created and assigned directly on our website. We’ll offer the tools, teachers will have the liberty to use them as they wish. ;)

  3. MButler Says:

    If Danilo is a first time learner then I would say he has a FANTASTIC ear for languages。 If this is not his first time with this material then I‘d like to see someone do something for the first time。

    I equate third and later times working with something as more of a performance than instruction。 Typically what we see when we as outsiders observe or listen to a foreign language class is a performance rather than demonstration of instruction。 It is natural for people to want to appear competent and do it this way。

    Finally I would caution the teacher NOT to use multi syllable foreign names transliterated into Chinese in beginning classes。The names are soooooooo close to English that it will give many learners problems because of the existing patterns already embedded in their minds。 Subtle distinctions are difficult to master at a beginning level。

  4. danilo Says:

    Thanks for the tip Michael, I agree with you on the word of caution: “the teacher NOT to use multi syllable foreign names transliterated into Chinese in beginning classes”.

    As far as the lesson recording, to give a more complete story:
    - its a snippet of a 45 minute class (lots of practice + performance inside the lesson);
    - the audio during the class was also higher then this video as the mixing and recording distorted some of the volume;
    - plus, bilinguals and polyglots usually have a good tendency to add languages to their structure.

    Hope to see you on our beta, we’ll be able to show much more of the tools for teachers and students.

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