18 September, 2008

Importance of Learning your Lines Well

In my line of work I frequently teach occupational Spanish:  job-specific language that allows you to do your job in Spanish in a short amount of time. This is achieved by learning crucial expressions pertaining to your occupation.

One of my fellow trainers came a cross these scenes from "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" movie.  They are perfect to show that in a short period of time you can learn key phrases needed to perform your job in another language.  Just remember that you need to spend the time to learn those key phrases in order to be able to perform once you leave the classroom. You need to stand and deliver your lines. Remember "your line of work requires specialized vocabulary," and requires you to do it without the help of cheat sheets, if you catch my drift  ;)  



1 comment:

Jay Michael said...

Excellent point, and demonstrated by the video well! Just knowing the words is like being a parrot, you have to truly understand them.
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