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Re: OT somewhat: reminiscences re: Learning languages

From:Dan Sulani <dansulani@...>
Date:Friday, March 12, 2004, 7:19
On 12 March, Roger Mills wrote:

> H.S.Teoh, Philippe C. et alii have written of their touching and > heart-rending experiences with L1-L2-L-n experiences, so here's a couple
> mine:
<snip interesting stories> If I may, I'd like to share a lang-learning story of my own: Back in my university days in the wild 60's, I was learning German. One day, the weather being rather nice, our professor decided to teach his lesson outside on the grass. In order to get across certain vocabulary, he taught us a drinking song, which we were instructed to sing as loud as we could, in as "drunken" a manner as we could fake (or maybe not fake, depending upon the student ;-) ). Anyhow, just as we were getting into top form with this song, a camera crew from the evening news showed up to film a student demonstration that was taking place on campus nearby. Guess who received the greater attention! :-) Dan Sulani ---------------------------------------------------- likehsna rtem zuv tikuhnuh auag inuvuz vaka'a. A word is an awesome thing.