From 25-29 March we had a 5 day language course at YWAM-base in Blantyre. We went through topics of everyday life, such as greeting, introducing yourselves, food, buying, and meeting people. We dived a bit into grammar although our main emphasis stayed on getting 'meaning' across rather than perfect sentences; understanding and speaking contribute most to the willingness to continue learning. We have worked on various language acquisition tools to make learning fun and not boring. We hope we have challenged the group as well with role-play, home-visits and market-visit. The group did great, and it was amazing what they all picked up in just a week!
Teaching in the YWAM tent
Practicing conversation on the market
Learn new words, through trying out tools...
Playing a Culture Game...experience culture clash!
Communicating is not always easy in another language and using different gestures