We need to become sufficient and smooth first and foremost. While we do that, sameness will naturally start to enter into us, because we’re engaged in the game and constantly mimicking people. That being said, when the time comes for us to specifically develop our samespeak, the principle is straightforward. Choose one aspect at a time, drill it in a mini-game, then drill it in context of free flowing speech, and then don’t move onto the next aspect until you’ve made the last one a habit. In the video below, I break down the aspects of Same-Speak and how we “triage” them.
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[6A] Focus Flowing
We call it “Open Flowing” when our goal is to just maximize the flow of conversation and not worry about errors. When we want to focus on some aspect of grammar or pronunciation, we can do “Focus-Flowing”, where we are still trying to flow, but we are reserving some vigilant attention for preventing and correcting errors. In Focus Flow mode, select a specific thing to focus on (i.e. verb conjugation in specific tense), and then try to do that thing right whenever it comes up in conversation. And instruct your conversation partner to only correct you on that aspect, and ignore everything else. The scorekeeping technique can also be applied here
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