derigidize learning

Give yourself permission to just let it go and let it be, as arts and passions and interests will speak for themselves and language learning will happen.

As a language teacher who has himself been challenged by learning new languages – German and Spanish, I’ve reflected a lot on the idea that the same way [I] cannot really ’empower’ anyone, because an adult person will choose to acknowledge a power they already have or not; I also cannot induce learning. I can encourage it, by articulating its diverse values; allowing for flexibility, dynamism, creativity, chaos, original thinking and by merely inviting people to enter into another space where learning has been shown to happen – by choice.