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July 19, 2024

My Journey with Gobrunch: A Personal Insight into Language Teaching

Today's article features insights from Erick Lony, a multifaceted professional in teaching, design, and polyglot expertise.

My Journey with Gobrunch: A Personal Insight into Language Teaching

Hey there! Ever found yourself in a situation where you need to juggle multiple things at once? I certainly have.Picture this: a backpack, a plane ticket, and a desire to explore. That's me in a nutshell. My name is Eric Loney, and while I wouldn't call myself a professional in the traditional sense, I've got some interesting stories and experiences to share, especially about my journey with Gobrunch and teaching languages. So, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and let me take you through my adventures.

The Love for Travel and Languages

You know that feeling when you just need to pack your bags and head somewhere new? That's what drives me. Traveling has always been my passion, and it's taken me to some incredible places. But it's not just about the destinations; it's about the people and their languages. I've been in various countries for the past two years, teaching English to Spanish speakers and vice versa. The interaction with people from different cultures is what makes my journey fascinating.

From Medical Interpreter to Language Teacher

Before diving into the world of language teaching, I was a medical interpreter. This was part of my career,translating for medical professionals and patients who couldn't communicate with each other. It was an intense and rewarding experience, but my love fortravel and teaching languages took over. English and Spanish have always been my go-to languages. They are widely spoken and needed, especially in my country, where doctors from various parts of the world come to practice.

The Power of Communication

One thing I've learned from teaching languages is the importance of communication. Without it, nothing moves forward. Whether it's English or Spanish, the ability to communicate  effectively bridges gaps and connects people. I've met students passionate about learning languages, eager to know more. But I've also seen those who struggle with the basics, needing that extra push to understand and communicate.

Gobrunch: A Game Changer in Language Teaching

So, how did Gobrunch come into play? Well, imagine a platform that's interactive, visual, and perfect forteaching languages. That's Gobrunch for you. It's not just about the standard classroom setup; it's much more dynamic. With Gobrunch, I've been able to create engaging lessons, interactive rooms, and a more hands-on approach to language learning.

One-on-One and Group Sessions

One of the best features of Gobrunch is the flexibility it offers. Whether it's a one-on-one session or a group class, the platform adapts. For instance, I've conducted sessions with Spanish speakers learning English using interactive games and presentations. It keeps the students engaged and makes learning fun.

Public Rooms and 24/7 Access

Gobrunch also allows the creation of public rooms. These are spaces where students can access learning materials at any time. For example, I've set up a room with audio recordings for Spanish learners. They can pop in anytime, listen to the recordings, and practice their language skills. It's like having a classroom that's always open.

Innovative Learning Tools

The platform is packed with tools that make learning interactive. From kahoot games to shadow reading, there's something for everyone. Shadow reading, for instance, involves listening to an audio and imitating the speaker. It's a great way to improve pronunciation and intonation. Then there's the flashcard game, which helps with vocabulary building. It tracks your progress and shows you the words you struggle with the most, helping you focus on areas that need improvement.

Beyond Teaching: A Polyglot's Perspective

Language learning doesn't stop at English and Spanish for me. I'm also dabbling in Swedish and French. While I'm not fluent in these languages, I enjoy the challenge of learning something new.It keeps my brain active and adds another layer to my teaching methods.

Conclusion

So, there you have it – my journey with Gobrunch and language teaching. It's been an incredible ride, filled with learning,teaching, and connecting with people from different parts of the world. If you're passionate about languages or looking for a new way to learn, I highly recommend giving Gobrunch a try. It's not just a platform; it's a gateway to endless possibilities in language learning. Thanks for reading, and happy learning!

About the Contributor: Erick Lony, educator, designer, and polyglot. You can connect with him on LinkedIn here and learn more about his work on his website here.

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My Journey with Gobrunch: A Personal Insight into Language Teaching

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