Thursday, July 10, 2008

To Russia With Love

As part of our language acquisition training program, we got to work with a language helper for 5 sessions. I chose Russian to study to practice the various techniques such as Look-n-Listen, LAPS, TPRs, and more. My mom even got to participate in one of the sessions. Here we have Mary (missionary to Kosovo), Natasha (Russian language helper), Jeff (missionary to Tajikistan), me, and Bryan (missionary to Russia). By starting with several related objects and naming them in Russian, we quickly moved into complex sentences with different verb tenses, pronouns, and times of day. It was a very engaging and fun-filled exercise designed to enable us to be in control of our own language learning program once we get to Japan.