ShowNotes – Video Exclusives
The reason why I started this podcast in the first place was to offer my people a chance to find natural immersion into the language in a fun and interesting way.
Guest for today’s episode Pia Schnackenberg.
Today I introduce a long overdue rendition – creative dancer, trainer, actress and fine artist – delivers an extra ordinary interpretation of an English Grammar Concept with dance. You get a chance to guess what concept it is, and the only thing you’ll get from me is a hint. It’s a time form. Today we also reflect a little bit at why it is important for creatives everywhere – NOT to stop publishing uplifting messages – and why especially now is the time to do just that. Pia rightly calls herself not only dancer and trainer but also student of the fine arts – so be sure to check out her Instagram @piaschnackenberg – and give her some love =)
Permission to Dance
After 67 episodes that reason for the show hasn’t changed, but the format and style of the podcast has evolved slightly. I still invite my listeners, particularly those interested in improving their language skills – to give themselves permission to “dance with the language”. To enhance the validity of this invitation I’ve regularly given stage to arts and artists of many forms – musicians, singers, poets, writers to name a few.
The reasons for doing this are threefold. Firstly, in the pursuit of natural language we’re often called to OURSELVES to artfully construct meaning as we navigate a second language.
Secondly because I like it.
A distant though relevant third authentication of merit – is the fact that even those among us who scoff at the idea of anything artful, have NOW themselves been called to artfully mauver many aspects of daily life – in light of the two major crises that have affected all of us over the last two and a half years.
This show is still self-sponsored – and independent – which means I get to do whatever the f@*k I want. And as a good friend of mine said to me “You are an artist, so you can do shit.”. I’d correct her a little and more safely style myself an artisan or a craftsman, but I like what she said…
That said I want to thank all the artists and other guests who have contributed to the show over the last 2 ½ years. Thanks to you the listeners wherever you are – and big thanks to those of you who, – in keeping with the ‘value for value paradigm’ – have opted to otherwise support the creative-body of the show – directly, in any which way. Special thanks of course goes out today to Pia Schnackenberg for taking this particular creative leap with me – for this show – and this long overdue episode – published especially at this a difficult time, when many creatives don’t even know if they are allowed to publish anything uplifting though it is ESPECIALLY at this time that we should.
Keep Cool and DIY
Artists must speak for themselves.
“The English Coach Podcast – never intentionally takes a prescriptive, patronizing, or condescending stance to the adult learning experience, but is rather driven by inclusiveness – of people, approaches, personal experiences thoughts and ideas. This show episode is neither a formal lesson nor a substitute for such but aims to supplement the adult learning experience in a true-to-life way. The show is independent and self-sponsored – brought to you by me – a practicing language Trainer / Coach – and draws on a whole gamut of tools and tips in support of providing information, entertainment and what I like to call sustainable language acquisition in an authentic, relatable, and vastly collaborative – human way.“
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Thanks for listening, looking forward to hearing from you and bye for now.
Sustainable Language Acquisition = Nachhaltiger Spracherwerb.