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Conversation Games pt. 3

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Learn

We don't learn by passively receiving information; we learn by actively exploring an unknown "domain", and practicing within that domain until we gain mastery over it. These past two weeks, you've been slowly but surely expanding your domain of French conversation mastery. Along the way, you've encountered many obstacles, and practiced many techniques for overcoming those obstacles. In my own experience, I've come to discover 6 major sub-domains to mastering oral fluency in a second language. Watch the nested videos below describing each sub-domain, then post a screenshot in #learn along with your biggest takeaways.

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Movement
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Meaning
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Networking
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Pyschology
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Social Dynamics
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Culture
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5 points for each screenshot-takeaway summary posted in #learn
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Apply

The fastest, most effective, and most rewarding way to master a domain is to do so with a community of fellow practitioners. In a community, you can gain insight and inspiration from other people's experiences. You can also multiply your motivation by lamenting your losses and celebrating your victories with others. Most of all, you can experience a deep sense of meaning by giving back to your community in any way you can, and serving as a beacon of insight and inspiration for others. This week, we will come together as a community to build a map of the domain. Each day, we will focus on a single sub-domain, according to the following schedule:

  • Tues Networking
  • Wed Movement
  • Thurs Meaning
  • Fri Psychology
  • Sat Social Dynamics
  • Sun Culture

With your team, you will attempt to meet at least once a day to discuss obstacles, generate techniques, or practice skills within that day's sub-domain. At the end of the meeting, you will post a screenshot to the #apply channel, along with a few sentences reflecting on what you gained from that meeting.

  • The meetings must contain at least one other individual from your team, and last at least 15 minutes to gain points.
  • Each individual in the meeting should share own individual screenshot and report for points.
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5 points per screenshot and words of reflection shared to #apply
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Practice

For your conversation reports this week, you will articulate which sub-domain(s) you are focusing in your "Goals" section.

  • Movement
  • Meaning
  • Networking
  • Psychology
  • Social Dynamics
  • Culture

This will help you develop a clearer sense of what exactly you are practicing.

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20 points for each conversation you post a game summary for.
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Campfire

Each day at 12pm EST - we will have a group "campfire discussion", where we discuss that days' sub-domain and try to map the landscape of obstacles and techniques within it. Again, the subject will be as follows:

  • Tues Networking
  • Wed Movement
  • Thurs Meaning
  • Fri Psychology
  • Sat Social Dynamics
  • Sun Culture