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Learning in Italy

What about language learning in Italy? In her post, Rebecca Smith writes about some of the cool key principles of the Growing Participator Approach:

Anyways, the program, as I understand it, is unique in that it equips you to sit down with a native speaker of any language, even if they don’t speak English, and be able to learn their language through miming, acting things out with toys, or reading stories together. Pretty cool, eh?

She also names one key challenge she has come across — finding good nurturers. For a nurturer you don’t want usually want a language teacher or tutor, but just a regular guy (or girl) who doesn’t mind playing rather childish games with you over and over again.