Posted by: lyonenglishnetwork | November 12, 2012

What’s emulsification and making mayonnaise got to do with language learning ?!?

I don’t know if you’ve ever tried making mayonnaise. I have. It’s hard. But I suppose that if you get it right, it’s worth it.

Here is a video on how to make mayonnaise:

Learning a foreign language is almost the same. It’s easy when you know how, but if you don’t know how, it can be a nightmare, and, despite numerous years of schooling, it can never happen.

So, what’s important for making mayonnaise:

– the right conditions

– the right equipment

– the right technique

– the right recipe

It’s basicallly the same for languages.

In the video, they mentioned one word “emulsify”. “Emulsyfying” is important for making mayonnaise; in language learning,it’s different. The word is “assimilating” or, “acquiring” (acquisition). These two words are very similar in meaning.

So, that’s what I aim to do in my job every day: create the right conditions for acquisition, use the right equiipment (resources), a good technique and a good recipe for teaching English.

And the best bit of my job… when the mayonnaise blends together. Success!

Interested in learning English or training your staff to speak English ?

E-mail me: paul@lyonlingua.com


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