Let us create a 3D eBook for you!
Let us create a 3d Digital eBook for you! DigyCat.com

Learning a Foreign Language: Learn from the Blind


In a previous article, you read that to establih your own lists was the best way to learn vocabulary as fast as possible. Let's study what an effective list looks like.
Among prejudices about languages, there is the following: you need to establish huge lists in order to acquire as many words as possible.
WRONG !
The most effective list contains 5 to 6 words at a time. Yes! Your larger list contains 6 words. Are you still afraid of the task? I'm sure you can deal with 6 words at a time. If you could draw your memory, you would draw a two room flat. The first room, your instant memory, is large enough for 6 items. Your deep memory, the second room, has no limit, but it can receive no more than 6 items at a time and wants you to confirm your order. What happens when you fight against Nature?If you go on solliciting your instant memory and try to add a new item when there is no room left, it will make room for this new item (your memory is obedient, from a certain point of view) by pushing out something else. The newcomer is not added, it replaces the older in the queue. If you are lucky, the previous 6 items in your deep memory had been stored when you tried to add one and the pushed-out word enters your deep memory. More often, as you have experienced, it disappears. That's the reason why the memory seems a bit temperamental as long as you don't know how it works.

If you are determined to learn a foreign language, you can't rely on luck to enrich your vocabulary.Don't fight against Nature, use it.Take advantage of this human feature instead of struggling with it. You have got six-item boxes, but the number of boxes is unlimited, and anyway, long lists are boring.
Fill a box, send it, confirm your order! again and again. It is the fastest and best way to enrich your vocabulary. Do you recognize the "first five minute factor"? When you begin a novel, when you start watching a movie, you meet the characters. Honestly, how often do you have to rewind the tape to encounter them a second time? Never. Neither need you to re-read the first chapter of a book. Though I admit I have some trouble with Dostoievski's characters.)Make the first five minute factor the slave of your memory.

  • Check 6 words in a dictionary.
  • Learn them. Each time it is possible, learn words in association (see part II): table/chair, son/daughter, inside/outside, high/low etc. Make associations that are meaningful for you. I think easy to learn "son" and "daughter" but you may feel easier to learn "son" and "boy". Any association that works for you is a good one.
  • Take a break in order to empty your immediate memory. (For me, singing a verse is enough.) Let the new words "sleep" for an hour while you fill other boxes. At the end of the session, revise everything.
  • The day after, revise the whole list again, carefully, box by box, before filling a new one.
  • It seems slow to learn that way? It is not. Remember the waste of time it has been to learn and re-learn the same words in your school years, and still not to know them. Put this method on trial while waiting for the next issue:
    why and how to become a kind of ventriloquist.

    Gabrielle Guichard, a French teacher who can be reached on GabrielleGuichard.com and listened to on FrenchPodcasting.com


    MORE RESOURCES:

    Language - Google News

    This RSS feed URL is deprecated

    This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

    How Murderer Charles Manson Used Language to Gain Followers - Newsweek


    Newsweek

    How Murderer Charles Manson Used Language to Gain Followers
    Newsweek
    According to psychoanalyst Mark Smaller, past president of the American Psychoanalytic Association, part of Manson's power lay in the type of language he used. Notably, Manson was able to speak in a way that engaged those who felt marginalized or ...

    and more »

    Fred Armisen Sets Spanish-Language HBO Pilot 'Mexico City: Only Good Things Happen' - Variety


    Variety

    Fred Armisen Sets Spanish-Language HBO Pilot 'Mexico City: Only Good Things Happen'
    Variety
    Fred Armisen is set to write, executive produce and star in a Spanish- language pilot for HBO, Variety has learned. The half-hour comedy is titled “Mexico City: Only Good Things Happen.” It is described as being set in a dreamy version of present day ...
    Fred Armisen Spanish- Language Comedy 'Mexico City: Only Good Things Happen' Gets Pilot Order At HBO Deadline

    all 2 news articles »

    How conservative tradition became the French language's talon d'Achille - The Globe and Mail


    The Globe and Mail

    How conservative tradition became the French language's talon d'Achille
    The Globe and Mail
    The Académie Française, the ancient body meant to protect the French language, has just released an astoundingly regressive document. On Oct. 26, it made a statement on "so-called inclusive language," referring to gender-neutral language, a question ...

    No more middots: French PM clamps down on gender-neutral language - The Guardian


    The Guardian

    No more middots: French PM clamps down on gender-neutral language
    The Guardian
    The French prime minister, Édouard Philippe, has clamped down on attempts to make the French language more female-friendly, issuing a ban on “inclusive writing” in official texts. Moves to end the linguistic dominance of the masculine over the feminine ...

    and more »

    Deciphering 'Q-speak': A guide to the language of Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville - Chicago Tribune


    Chicago Tribune

    Deciphering 'Q-speak': A guide to the language of Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville
    Chicago Tribune
    Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville talks about assistant Ulf Samuelsson's impact on the power play. (Chris Hine/Chicago Tribune). Chris HineContact ReporterChicago Tribune. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville has his own brand of coachspeak, ...

    Google's mysterious Fuchsia OS gets Apple Swift language support - ZDNet


    ZDNet

    Google's mysterious Fuchsia OS gets Apple Swift language support
    ZDNet
    Video: Which programming language do coders hate most? Google has given its mystery operating system Fuchsia an update to support Apple's Swift programming language. Swift has quickly become one of hottest languages among developers. Google last ...
    Google's upcoming 'Fuchsia' OS to support Apple's Swift language AppleInsider (press release) (blog)
    Apple's Swift language finds its way into Google's secret Fuchsia OS TNW
    Google adds support for Apple's Swift programming language to Fuchsia Android Authority (blog)
    9to5Google  - Firstpost  - Patently Apple  - Android Police
    all 23 news articles »

    Five languages Brexit Britons should learn - Financial Times


    Financial Times

    Five languages Brexit Britons should learn
    Financial Times
    On trips to the Netherlands, I always ponder how long it would take me, a competent Afrikaans speaker, to learn Dutch. Not long, I think, but it would probably be fruitless. English is widely and fluently spoken in the Netherlands; I imagine my initial ...
    English as a second language? Schools need to stop treating it as an obstacle to success Telegraph.co.uk
    English Language Training Market in China 2017-2021 - Radical Shift Toward Specialized Form of English Learning ... Business Wire (press release)

    all 3 news articles »

    To Bridge Language Barrier Between Immigrant Generations, This Somali-American Is Making A Film - WBUR


    WBUR

    To Bridge Language Barrier Between Immigrant Generations, This Somali-American Is Making A Film
    WBUR
    In a church basement in Roxbury, a group of immigrants discuss the documentaries they're learning how to film. Guiding them are volunteers with the nonprofit Community Supported Film. "It's incredible to be in a room with 10 people from 10 different ...

    Thanksgiving tribe reclaims language lost to colonization - ABC News


    Thanksgiving tribe reclaims language lost to colonization
    ABC News
    The Massachusetts tribe whose ancestors shared a Thanksgiving meal with the Pilgrims nearly 400 years ago is reclaiming its long-lost language, one schoolchild at a time. "Weesowee mahkusunash," says teacher Siobhan Brown, using the Wampanoag ...

    and more »

    LargeFriends.com - the best dating site for plus-sized singles!
    SuccessfulMatchCentral.com - the best dating site for plus-sized singles!

    PreLaunchX

    © www.KewlOz.com 2013

    home | site map | links