The pronunciation drills were fun, but the language-learning games and processes were better. Here's Martha following directions from world language-learning expert Dwight Gradin in the Vietnamese tribal language of Jeh.
Dwight was one of a small team of missionaries who developed a system of writing for that language. He is a master teacher.
During the last two weeks, we have been concentrating on cultural integration. We have been involved in role-playing, simulations, and other imaginative means of teaching us how to thrive in our new home. Here's a bridge-crossing exercise that may look sort of "summer camp-ish" but was actually packed with profound insights.