Hippo Family Club
from Japanese by Elizabeth Victor
Published in 1997
61 pages, Paperback
thinking about it creates a sense of hope, joy, and freshness. I have
always had difficulties with language and am intrigued by this approach...
Thank you for such an encouraging message." -TD
Anyone who has struggled to learn languages in a classroom,
tried in vain to memorize verb conjugations or felt at the mercy of
a foreign language dictionary will welcome the revolutionary new approach
to language acquisition, more akin to the way we learned our first language,
described in Anyone Can Speak 7 Languages!
As the authors immerse their families into a sea of language, they discover
the fundamental similarities shared by all languages and human beings.
as articles in a major Japanese newspaper, this translation allows English-speakers
to learn about LEX Language Project's (formerly Hippo Family Club) unique
approach to language. These clubs were formed in Japan in 1981 as part
of LEX: the Institute for Language Experience, Experiment and Exchange,
an organization that continues to do groundbreaking research into the
process of language acquisition.
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