You don’t know how many times my kids have come in the room complaining, “Dad!!!! X keeps copying me and wont stop!”(at the same time I seem to hear a strange echo of the same exact phrase coming from the other room.) Copying is something we inherit from birth. We don’t loose it, we just perfect the skill as we go along. Its how we learn to walk, talk, sing, dance and all of the other thousands of skills we learn to do everyday. Imitation is also very important skill when mastering a second language.
I recently read an article at fi3m.com about freestyle rapping in any language. I have never really been a big fan of rap or hip hop and so disregarded the article for a long time. Then, during one of my boring times at work when I didn’t have a lot of concentration to practice spanish, I found myself reading it and it ended up being one of the most interesting articles about Language acquisition that I have read yet. The article was not just about freestyle rap, but about this very concept of imitation and how to use that skill we grew up with to acquire another language. This is what ultimately led me to the website, Mimicmethod.com.
What is Mimicmethod.com?
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