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Q.What is a language huddle?
A.A language huddle is a small group of individuals, standing in a circle, interacting and learning together with the guidance of a Facilitator. Huddles at work are held for 10 minutes at a time, allowing employees to practice English and return to work with minimal job interruptions. Five huddles a week is ideal. However, employees will learn English with a minimum of two or three huddles a week.
Q.What is the role of the Facilitator?
A.The Facilitator simply leads the participants through the lesson. His or her job is to motivate, inspire, and praise the efforts of the learners. It's a simple model that allows the Facilitator to hold Huddles with very little preparation time.
Q.What are the requirements of a good facilitator?
A. An effective facilitator need only to speak clear English and be familiar with the job skills required of the employees. Daily Dose provides a quick and easy way of learning how to facilitate good language huddles.
Q.Can a person really learn English in just 10 minutes a day?
A. Educational research has shown that adults learn and retain more information with short, frequent, study sessions than with long cramming sessions. The "language huddle" provides an ideal 10-minute opportunity to practice useful language and job skills on a daily basis.
Q.What is the best time of day to hold huddles?
A. Learners will focus and learn better at the beginning of their shift. However, businesses and organizations can determine when and where to hold huddles. No classroom or training room is required. Huddles can be held anywhere at any time.
Q.My employees are at different levels with English. Will everyone learn something from the language huddles?
A. Yes. Each lesson provides basic and intermediate phrases for learners of different skill levels. In addition, new words are discovered by simply having a good discussion on the topic at hand. Even intermediate speakers will improve their pronunciation and develop greater confidence with the language.