Evan Gardner, creator of Where Are Your Keys (WAYK), introduces the idea of a “Perfect Path” to fluency, the idea that we can create an ideal progression of lessons (and micro-lessons) that will take a learner from “zero” language to functional fluency. In this progression, each lesson will build upon the language of the previous lessons. The path is called “perfect” because we believe that, with practice, we can always find a better way to teach language that makes learning faster and easier, gives learners more useful language, and is a more comfortable and fun experience. Every new teacher that learns via the Perfect Path will find improvements to the lessons and curriculum that will bring the “path” closer to perfection for the next round of learners. Evan also discusses the Universal Speed Curriculum, a tool which sets up a progression of questions designed to help learners “Get to the Party” (see Part 1: Travels with Charlie): What? Who? Where? How? How many? Which? When? Why?, and the USC might be used as a skeleton for your Perfect Path.
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.