Learning one's own native language can be difficult at times, not to mention trying to adopt a second or third language as well, but if more people created texts like Silenc by Kenneth Aleksander Robertsen, it could potentially be a lot easier. It basically highlights all the silent letters in a selection of Hans Christian Andersen stories to help people grasp the words' phonetic properties.
Created in collaboration with Momo Miyazaki and Manas Karambelkar for their Data Visualization course at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Silenc by Kenneth Aleksander Robertsen allows these silent letters to disappear with the help of a red screen. Available in translations of Danish, French and English, the books could easily be adopted by schools to better teach children and adults how to pronounce common words.
Silenc by Kenneth Aleksander Robertsen Highlights Silent Letters
1. Phonetic-reading Texts - Creating phonetic-reading texts that highlight silent letters can make language learning easier.
2. Data Visualization in Education - Using data visualization as a tool to help language learners pronounce words can revolutionize how we teach in schools.
3. Multilingual Education - Incorporating translations of popular stories into language classes could increase multiculturalism and promote more effective language learning.
1. Publishing - Publishing houses could create a new niche of educational literature that is dedicated to teaching language learners through highlighting silent letters.
2. Edtech - EdTech companies could implement new language-learning software that features data visualization techniques to improve pronunciation proficiency.
3. Language Learning - Language learning schools could adopt phonetic-reading texts to enhance their teaching methods and attract more students interested in language learning.