As a contrast to the mean spirited English-learning activity I mentioned last time, I'd like to mention a fun way to learn a foreign language that is somewhat neutral: through charades!
In our language meeting, we were instructed to write down something that happened to us and another person would act it out.
I didn't exactly have the German words for what had happened to me so I had to get some help. Some of the poor guys in the group had to act out the following:
-I was kicked in the head by a horse.*
-I wore a lucky clover costume.
(Unfortunately, I couldn't remember the word Kleeblatt so I had to say that it was like a Marienkäfer or a Shornsteinfeger but no one caught those references either.)
Once this was all figured out, the guys in the group seemed rather impressed with the idea of a giant shamrock costume. Indeed, they are rather cool!
*I was very proud that I was able to write this in the passive voice but I had to figure out the preposition for getting kicked in the head.