As I’ve said before, I’m trying to keep my french alive. As part of that, some of us have been meeting in cafes on certain nights and just talking French. Sometimes, I feel like I’m improving, sometimes I still get stuck, but whatever. It’s a hell of a lot better than when I first went to French class. Anyway, the guy who organizes these meetings is into podcasts and such. He introduced me to one, Verbcast, which made me giggle at first, but I think might be cool. Why did it make me giggle? A Scottish dude is teaching French verbs. But freakily enough, when he speaks French, the Scottish disappears. It’s an interesting technique. Their theory is that a good way to learn language stuff is to make your mind completely relaxed, and then it will be the most receptive to new info.
I’ve only listened to one episode so far, but we’ll see if this can improve my ability to think of spellings of verbs faster. Who knows? Hope someone else might enjoy this too, at least for the chuckle of listening to a Scottish guy talk about grammar.