Re: DSM: Hello ( real message )

From: David Rovner (rovners@netvision.net.il)
Date: Fri Oct 05 2001 - 20:44:11 EDT


AndrEs,
I agree with you. My children also learned english the way you did.
David (el mexicano)

----- Original Message -----
From: "André Sanchez" <andrergs@ig.com.br>
To: <discuss-sudbury-model@sudval.org>
Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2025 12:41 AM
Subject: Re: DSM: Hello ( real message )

> Hello Morticia,
>
> Super english? I didn't know that my english was "super". But
> answering your question, the reason I know english so well is that when I
> was younger ( about 10 years old ) I watched a few american Sitcoms ( with
> subtitles ) and from time to time, the subtitles didn't work. So, I
started
> to pay more attention to what they said, instead of relying only on the
> subtitles and that made me start connecting what was happening in the show
> with what was being said. After some time, I started watching CNN, and the
> lack of subtitles forced me to advance my english enough to understand
them.
> The Internet and a few good computer games also helped me improve my
> english, and more recently books.
> Practice is the right word to describe how I learned english. But
I
> don't think it's super english.
>
> André Sanchez
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: morticia crone <medea9mac@surfeu.de>
> To: <discuss-sudbury-model@sudval.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2001 1:53 PM
> Subject: Re: DSM: Hello ( real message )
>
>
> > hello andré, i was just wondering where/how you learned to speak/write
> such
> > super english, not being a keen school go-er and all that. do they
teach
> it
> > early on in school there? here in germany the kids begin taking english
> in
> > the fifth grade, although next year the third graders will be the
youngest
> > to get english in school, and i think that is germany-wide. although
> almost
> > everyone i know couldn't really learn enough to get on that well. only
> > those who managed to get lots of practice in it were able to get better
> and
> > hang on to it. is this the case with you? sorry if this is getting too
> > personal and un-SVS for anybody else, i'm just very curious.
> >
> > ps. anything by john holt is extraordinary reading - he was an
> un-schooling
> > and home schooling champion. growing without schooling is a periodical
> that
> > he got off the ground in 1977 and they have a website:
> > http://www.holtgws.com/.
> >
> > good luck
> >
> > regards,
> > morticia
> >

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