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02 April 2009

HOW TO MAKE AN INTERACTIVE LANGUAGE BLOG

Blogs can be used in the classroom in several ways to teach a language or to make it more interactive.Keeping the students engaged can be a daunting task particularly if the language to be taught is part of the academics and the students do not like the language.I have been experimenting with learners of all ages teaching English,Kannada and Hindi conversation and find that the levels of interest and the keenness to learn make all the difference in the progress made.
Creating a blog to teach Kannada conversation was important to me since I found many professionals wanting to learn the language but not finding good resources online.Whether you are in USA or UK,or in Bangalore city,wanting to be able to speak Kannada is of utmost importance for many for various reasons.
Over the past week,I have endeavoured to create a blog dedicated to teaching you Kannada conversation and fluency. Each blog post will have an English to Kannada translation of commonly used sentences pertaining to a particular topic or situation. Instead of reading on your own and not knowing if you pronounced it right,I have given an audio snippet from snapvine,reading out the same sentences at the bottom of the blog post.You just have to read along as you listen to the audio and practice till you perfect it. You may also add your voice comments at the end of the audio snippet,so you are welcome to use this feature to record the Kannada you are trying to learn and play it back. And then try it out! Before you know it,you will have mastered the art of conversing in Kannada.
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