Sunday, February 13, 2011

How to make practicing in front of a mirror less painful . . .

According to this study, all you have to do is just stand a bit further away from the mirror if what you see there is "painful!" Well, that may not be a valid application of the research, but in HIPoeces work it is essential that, at least in the beginning, learners do practice in front of a mirror. Just as it is important that the learners become comfortable with the felt sense of their "new" voice in English, the same applies for developing a somewhat detached, objective perspective on how accurately your body is performing its part in the process.

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