Learning to speak a foreign language can be difficult. It is not unheard of as a strategy to incorporate the learning of a skill with language learning. Learning Thai or German or French or any other foreign language can be made a lot easier when taught in conjunction with a cooking class for example.
So let us see why learning Thai can be a lot easier through a cooking class.
Removes the Pressure
A classroom atmosphere all throughout can put much pressure on students learning a new language. When there is much pressure, there is always the tendency for actual learning to suffer. Infusing the element of fun removes the focus on the hard task of sentence structures. Most would agree that learning to cook foreign cuisine is enjoyable and interesting.
Targeting Two in One
A Thai class on cooking will not fail to target as well the study of the language. As cooking instructors explain the ingredients and the procedure, there will be a need to provide the English translation and equivalent. In this way, the learning of both the language and the cooking skill occurs in one effort. The phasing of learning is much faster since it is being done while performing an actual task. The power of association is very strong as foreign words are related to specific things or actions.
Shared Teaching Technology
The advances in teaching technology of one can be shared and applied to the other. As more and more people are losing their drive to learn a foreign language, there is a corresponding need to encourage them to learn. A good example of this is online learning. We know for a fact that online learning has made it possible to learn from home and not be bothered with having to ensure physically attending a class. At the end of the day, it will all boil down to how strongly motivated people are with learning.
Some would rather learn in a straightforward manner in school. Others do so with a little bit of entertainment and fun. The important thing is that options are available when needed. Not everybody will start and end on the same level of language learning.Tweet