Language Shower/OG

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Language Shower
Contributors Takashi Iba, Mami Sakamoto
Last modification May 16, 2017
Source Iba & Sakamoto (2011)[1]; Iba (2010)[2]; Köppe & Nijsten (2012)[3]
Pattern formats OPR Alexandrian
Learning domain

Also Known As: Shower of Language (Shower of Language)[2]

Submerge yourself in the environment where you inevitably have exposure to the language you want to master.
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“There is no way to stop sound and have sound.” — Walter J. Ong


You want to be good at listening and reading in a language.

▼In this context

To master languages is tough.

• The sense of a language is much affected by the nature and culture where it is used.
• The stock of expressions enables you to convey what you want to say.
• It takes a long time to master a language.

Set up your environment where you always listen and read in the target language.

• If you want to master a foreign language, set up your environment, for example, using mobile media, and to continue listening to and reading it.
• Then, make rules to use the language every day, for example, just listen to an online radio broadcast or audio book in the background. Making a physical record of your learning activities as Tangible Piles (Tangible Piles) is a good way to maintain your motivation.


  1. Iba, T., & Sakamoto, M. (2011). Learning patterns III: a pattern language for creative learning. In Proceedings of the 18th Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs (PLoP 2011) (p. 29). New York:ACM.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Patlet mentioned in Iba, T. (2010). Designing a Pattern Language for Creative Learners.
  3. Also mentioned in Köppe, C., & Nijsten, M. (2012). A pattern language for teaching in a foreign language: part 2. In Proceedings of the 19th Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs (PLoP 2012) . New York:ACM.