The YoGoTe signs are used as the main teaching and learning resource for the production of foreign language lessons.

First of all, the student has to observe every lesson in his own language, and when he is acquainted enough with the signs and gestures and their meaning, the next step is to go to the same lesson in the desired language. There the signs will provide a means for understanding the meaning of what is said in this new language.

It is possible and interesting to learn in groups, so that the students can interact among themselves speaking in the new language, and using the gestures if it is necessary to assure a minimal communication so that the interactions can go ahead.

The best way to use this approach is by establishing a “pair of reciprocal learning”, where two or more people in a country A that want to learn a language B get in contact with people in a country where this language B is spoken and that want to learn the language A. Due to the fact that the lessons have the same structure for every language, and that the signs are the same, the group in country A will be at the same time “students of language B and teachers of language A”. The reciprocal is applied to the people in country B.

Anyone who has come in contact with a certain language with the use of the YoGoTe method can take advantage of it for a subsequent approach to any other language. The structure of the lessons and the set of signs will be the same.

The existing set of lessons is intended for an initial approach to a wanted language at school, working in groups under the supervision of a teacher (who does not need to know the language, only the method and the signs).

The context is an important part in those lessons, because it is helpful in giving meaning to the gestures made during the interactions.

Best results can be achieved when two groups from different countries work together in a “reciprocal way”, as explained before.

There are 6 lessons, each for a different communication situation:

Lesson 1 (greetings and displacements)

Lesson 2 (buying and selling)

Lesson 3 (presentation)

Lesson 4 (hobbies)

Lesson 5 (story telling)

Lesson 6 (opinions)

The whole set of lessons is accessible in this webpage.

Every lesson begins with a video with an introduction and four sentences that bear the basic structure of the dialogues in this situation.

The students must begin viewing he video in their own language so as to understand the meaning and intention of the sentences. Only then can they move to the video in the new language.

It is advised to practise every sentence separately at the first time, and afterwards to make a general practice for the contents of the lesson.

There are also several complementary materials for each lesson:

– A written page with the sentences, and the additional vocabulary that will allow the students to make new sentences on their own.

– A second video with the additional words.

– Auxiliary texts for every sentence with audio and links to the signs.

– Interactive exercises with animations for every sentence that help the student to understand how to build and use new sentences with the additional vocabulary.