One of the most recommended ways to use Catch Questions is learning foreign
language. Of course, you can learn your first language by using Catch Questions.
It is intended to be used for studying any language. As Japanese, I wanted
some App like this for studying English when I was student but there was
no App that I really wanted at that time. So that is why I came up with
the idea that I should make the App someday by myself.
The language skill is generally categorized as Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. But, what is the weakest point for us to learn foreign language? For Japanese, it was thought to be that studying Speaking is the most difficult. There may be some reason of our culture and country back ground about this problem. For example, there is little opportunity to meet foreigner in Japan or almost no chance to use foreign language except through Internet. I have studied English at least for 20 years but I still fell the weak point to tell the truth. Many of Japanese who never lived in foreign country like me might feel it as I.
However, for my opinion, I think the most important problem is the educational structure of ours. I mean in typical educational school, students are being scored by some test to evaluate who is superior or not. How about your country? And, it is difficult to score someone’s speaking skill. For positive point of the view, without the evaluation of speaking skill, it may become an equal examination for anybody because it is easily affected by personal judgement. On the other hand, if we continue this education, the adults who cannot speak well will definitely increase.
Then, how important is the speaking skill for us? Most of adults at least in Japan may see it is not so important because of the educational background. However, in these 4 skills of language, which one did you acquire at first from your birth? Is there any baby who cannot speak but can listen, read or write? I have to admit the speaking skill is the most fundamental from them. And, why I mentioned this so much is that most of our creative idea comes with speaking. You may not do oral speaking but at least you speak something in your mind when you come up with some unique idea. So, that is why I hope you to review the importance of speaking skill. I actually came up with the idea of Catch Questions by continuing speaking in my mind. If you acquire several languages, the potential will doubled or tripled.
Now, let me show you how to study speaking on Catch Questions. First of all, don’t speak by rote. While speaking, I recommend you not to see the sentence but to see the image. Some keywords to increase your idea may be acceptable but the sentence of your mind will decrease your creative speech. Who speaks your first language seeing some sentence in your ordinary communication? In addition, human memory with some image tend to be stronger in your mind than with some sentence. You may afraid of some errors while speaking but I believe the error or the different expression sometimes becomes the origin of your creation. I would like you to record the creation with Catch Questions.
From the repeat study of speaking like this, you will acquire your own words from various language. And, the more you learn languages, the more chance you will get for your life.
Hope to see your creative speech!