For the last five years or so I’ve enjoyed the immense pleasure of the eclectic French radio station FIP. Lucky us in Brighton, we can get it on FM. In fact, a guy once knocked at the door doing market research for RADAR and asked about our listening habits. Much to my surprise FIP had been mentioned by numerous other people in our street.
Anyway, I’ve come to love the mix of jazz, indie, French pop, French classics with accordian and the fact that the music is back-to-back apart from a couple of minutes of news at ten to the hour. That’s the time when I focus on learning French. I can usually get the gist of the main stories, clock the football scores and occasionally grasp what’s on musically in and around Paris.
I like the idea of learning this way. Reminds me of 50Lessons, a company with a really simple approach to sharing wisdom. I had the pleasure of working with them for a short time last summer.
I was also interested to hear on the radio yesterday about the government’s personalised learning approach to education. Having had some exposure to the BBC’s Digital Curriculum project when working with Magic Lantern in 2005 and being well aware of Charlie Leadbeater’s influential writings on this topic, it will be interesting to see how this concept evolves. Must talk to teacher friends.. Incidentally I was both delighted and amused to be quoted in Charlie’s open work in progress We-think. Shame he referred to me as Frank. Nevermind 🙂