Evan Gardner, creator of Where Are Your Keys (WAYK), talks about the benefits of establishing a group or community whose sole purpose is to get together and practice the language. He discusses several Techniques (TQs) that are useful in creating and maintaining a language community (Schedule; Same Bat Time, Same Bat Channel; Do Food; Party Boat). It’s important to collect feedback from your group at the end of each language event so that everyone feels like they have a chance to give input on the language work; for this, we recommend Plus/Deltas. All of these strategies help create a safe space for the language to exist.
For more WAYK Techniques, be sure to check out our Techniques Glossary: whereareyourkeys.org/technique-glossary/
This series of videos was produced for Where Are Your Keys by Sky Hopinka in 2015.
Music by Amy Ogmundson & Sky Hopinka.