Question - bilingual opening
c.corbaz at hispeed.ch
Fri May 25 00:41:12 PDT 2007
Last year i did it in french with a German speaking colleague, who
also facilitates OST. It went on well, maybe a bit long. With my
colleague, the one who speaking walked , then stop,went at the rim of
the circle and the other one went on. so everyone say it in its own
words, walking rhythm, etc. We were not translating.
I also have done it alternatively speaking french and German, which
Your idea to have to circles, seems to me interesting, however it
means that they group speaking french should not be to small
regarding the other group. Worth a try.
I'll keep your idea or next opportunity.
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Le 24 mai 07 à 14:28, Communications Esther Matte a écrit :
> Hi all,
> Yes, it was a great conference with Deb at Rococo. People there
> were really impressed with OS. Hopefully, we'll gather a few people
> for our FoFo in Val David this fall :-)
> Deb and I learned a lot, of course, as we do every time we
> facilitate OS. One of the questions we played with was the
> bilingual opening. We briefly considered doing the opening
> together, each in one language, but quickly realized we couldn't
> walk the circle together. So we cut down on the opening text so
> that Deb could do it systematically in both languages (French and
> English). And she did a great job! However, it was still too long.
> Later in the event, people started to ask that we do just English
> since everyone there understood. But we were in Montreal after all,
> so Deb maintained the French, and the organizers were happy about
> that. They wanted to hold a bilingual event and they wanted the
> French to be present.
> Now that I think about it, I'm wondering if we could have done two
> circles just for the opening. To put people in the OS frame of mind
> and spirit in their own language. Then, merge the 2 in 1 circle,
> have them look around it, feel the energy and richness of
> knowledge, experience, etc. and then start the agenda. For the
> other circles, keep the bilingual format, but with bits of French
> here and there instead of systematic translation.
> What do you think?
> Looking forward to reading your thoughts :-))
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