In this article we are going to talk about the Tecnica dell’Imitazione (Imitation technique), a technique divided into 3 steps, which consists in learning a foreign language by copying native speakers, in every way: pronunciation, intonation, pauses, gestures and even facial expressions. In fact, the combination of these verbal and non-verbal elements forms the basis of every form of communication, therefore this technique has roved to be very effective for learning foreign languages!
The 3 Steps of the Imitation Technique
The Imitation Technique is one of the best methods to learn a foreign language and it’s composed by 3 steps:
1) Listening and Reading
This first step consists in only listening and reading very carefully the story that’s told by Graziana in the video, with the transcript on screen.
2) Listening and Imitation
The second step consists in repeating exactly what the native speaker is doing and saying, in this particular case we have Graziana and her story-telling.
3) Becoming the other person
In this last third step you have to become the native speaker, copying every single movement and repeating everything it’s said, in real time.
As you can see the Imitation Technique is very easy to master, still it’s extremely effective for learning a foreign language! You can test your skills in relation to this technique by repeating the third step as many times as you need, until you reach your ideal level. Don’t forget to let us know your results and if you like this kind of lesson.