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Mastering a Foreign Language – or Just Learning its Rules?

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Kjell Ribert



Online Joining Information

You will receive information on how to join this webinar after you register.

Meeting Format

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Eastern Time

Times worldwide: Click this link for your time.
Registration closes Tuesday, November 12 at 10:00 am Eastern Time

Part of The Focusing Highlights Series

(class will be recorded for participants; no special computer skill or equipment required)

What’s the difference between acquiring vs learning a language?

In this class, Kjell will teach us how the endeavor of acquiring a foreign language differs from the task of learning the rules of a language; and the important ways that Focusing informs this process.

Through guided exercises and demonstration, he will reveal fresh ways of working with a foreign language, and with yourself. There will also be opportunities for personal reflection, group sharing, and questions. Since we have all experienced learning a new language at one time in our lives, Kjell will provide references to children’s acquisition of their first language to help us better understand the process. 

Anyone who can speak a language and is curious about the acquisition of any language is welcome, regardless of your level of experience with Focusing. This class is designed to also enrich your dialogue with yourself. Volunteers will also be invited onscreen to participate in the demonstrations.

In this webinar format, you will see the teacher and host, but you will not be seen. You will be able to ask questions during the class by typing them. You will need to have a computer/mobile device. Calling in by phone is also possible but not preferred. All registered participants will be sent a link to the video recording approximately two weeks following the class. So if you are unable to attend in person, you will still be able to view the class.


Kjell Ribert provides consulting services, conflict mediation, Focusing, facilitation and teaching for various companies, organizations and institutions based on the person-centered approach. His work focuses on empowering migrants and other employees to increase their potential, facilitating Human Resources Development processes, and conflict resolution. He combines work and language/communication skills. Kjell is a Certified Focusing Trainer and Certifying Coordinator through The International Focusing Institute.

Registration Details

Kjell is offering this class to support The International Focusing Institute. This live online class is pay-what-you-can. The suggested payment for US residents is $30.

If you need to give less, that's fine, but we do require each participant to give something. Please give extra if you can!

Thank you for supporting the Institute.

PLEASE NOTE: Soon after registering, you will receive a confirmation letter which includes the instructions on how to join the event.

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