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Our voice

Our voice

Our Voice

Speak out loud

Certainly the direction is “more pics, less words”, but we don’t think that’s all. First of all, with our voice comes a range a deep meaning that a single picture rarely has. Second and most important fact, you don’t need to check how many pixels you have in your pen, before using it to write. Furthermore, to recorder you need only a mic and a bit of silence. But, it’s not better a video?

Voice vs Video

Seems like a Buggle song, remember? Radio killed radio star. Pictures came and broke your heart? Nah, we all can see the great power of pictures nowadays, the positive power that imagine is gaining over words. Obviously, there are some negative aspect, though.

The radio

Rather than focus on these negative aspect, let’s see how our voice, as in a radio program or a podcast helps us send a message. The way we speak is important as well as the composition of the words. The timing, the silence, the pitch are all part of our communication. The best part of radio for me as a listener is that frees my hands to cook and my eyes, too. I can learn something new paying attention only to the words, imagining the rest. The deep meaning.

I heard the voices

Maybe you’re thinking “why we are comparing this two medias?”. That’s crucial to understand why some of our article are written only written-form like, and others are as videos or podcast. When our purpose is to lead the attention only on the words, we try to make a call to action for your ears. The only action, besides thinking, will be listening. Probably, listen to our voice it will make us more familiar to you, and familiarity increase the possibility for our message to be understood by your brain. For these and a lot of other reason, we decided to have this category as well as Our Eyes and Our words. Hope you’ll enjoy!

the dinosaur's method

Teaching, a method

–read in Italian–

Teaching

A classic method

When learning a new language, the method is crucial. I could tell you Jespersen, or Skinner, even Chomsky, but there would be only names. Rather than doing that, it’s easier to see how teaching got close to win the battle against foreign language. First of all, we thought the best way to teach was to follow rigid guidelines. It seems like the teacher needed to let you speak like a book. The result? You were not going to speak at all. So the method developed, but the main idea was still to let you speak as a parrot.

Parrotism

A cool method, even nowadays, is the one called Parrotism, used mainly by the old school teachers. In a word, dinosaurs. As in Jurassic Park, but instead of  plants or other dinosaurs, they love reptita iuvant and white and black grammars with the smallest characters ever. If it was still by the law, they’d love to slap sb in the face. Errors? Na, erased. I supposed mainly because it reminds about the slap. The grammar slap, as to say.