Thursday, September 09, 2010

About Language Training

Language training continues to be fun...I learned two important lessons today. The first was that you should be very careful when making flash cards because you could teach yourself a word with an entirely wrong first letter.

The second is that you should check the class schedule very carefully, especially if you are not a morning person. Otherwise, you might arrive at 7:40 am for a class that starts three hours later.


Now, here is a note of interest about language training from a reader who would know:

First, with regards to the acronym I couldn't identify:
"It means Language Training Supervisor."

Now here is the gem: "More trivia: the original title for the position was "Scientific Linguist" until the late 80s, when FSI finally decided that language learning should differ at least somewhat from canine obedience training (behaviorist stimulus-response drills)."

And now you know the rest of the story!

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