To learn a foreign language (especially new words) — serious hard work, impossible without the tedious hours of cramming, isn’t it? Not really. «If the right to use your brain, training can become much more fast and exciting process,» says Inna Maximenko, the founder of the original courses of the English language.
Why small children mastering their native language and multilingual, easy to learning multiple languages at once, without experiencing any difficulties with this? Inna told us about effective learning strategies, which use these people. Take advantage of their secrets, and You will also learn to memorize words much faster and easier.
Strategy 1. Use the power of emotion.
Tell me, what comes to mind at the mention of the word honey (honey)? Only textbook English and English Russian dictionary? But the people who remember English words more quickly and easily know how to associate them with something important.
For example, the same word honey can evoke the image of the beloved girl (because that’s what the Americans call the ones you love). But if a new word was found you in an interesting story, it will contact the emotions that you experience while reading the story. Interesting conversation in English will also help you to quickly memorize a new word.
Why it works: Any positive emotions stimulate our ability to learn. They indicate that this word refers to something meaningful for us.
Recommended: Learn English by using interesting texts, movies, books. Communicate with interesting people. Then the experience of such training will be a positive emotional factor that will help to memorize words.
Strategy 2. Embed a new word in my experience.
«When small children learn their native language, — says Inna Maksimenko, they begin to notice a new word in a variety of situations, environments, contexts». For example, first heard the word «white», the small child begins to repeat him, seeing white snow, white paper, white sugar.
And that’s what helps him remember the word quickly and easily.
Why it works: Thus, the brain forms associations with different parts of previous experience, a new word associated with the fact that the child already knows becomes more habitual and familiar. And to play it in memory already, no need to strain, it suffices to think of the Sahara or the snow.
Recommended: use Often the new word in different situations — try to use it, retelling the text, doing homework, practicing in the English language fellow to study with native speakers.
Strategy 3. Believe in your capabilities.
Tell me, do You have a good memory? Easily whether, you are given memorization of English words? Whatever Your opinion of my own abilities, sooner or later it will become reality. People successfully learn English, believed in their ability to do so.
Why it works: Beliefs about ourselves often becomes samoupravlenia prophecy. Mentally repeating what languages you are difficult, you are programming your brain to resistance training. «Why remember these words — be sure your unconscious, — it still does not work».
Recommended: If you think that to learn languages you do not know, try to understand where this has come the belief. «It is confirmed by past experience, you would say, — here and in school for the language of the three was missing, and Institute exam passed twice». In fact, these events are not relevant to your abilities. The reason for the failure could be poor health, lack of time for training or that knowledge of the language at the time you need . Will learn to distinguish between a single failure and your abilities in General, and believe in themselves.
Strategy 4. To remember forever.
«For how long will remain a knowledge of English after your course?» ask many listeners. «If I don’t use the language, do not forget I a year after graduation?» The answer to this question also largely depends on the beliefs and motivations of the man himself. Successful in language learning, people usually believe in their ability to restore the knowledge. «When I have such a need, I quickly remember all that I need,» they say.
Why it works: Our beliefs shape not only the ability to perceive information but also the ability to store it. We can believe that we have a good, in principle, a memory — just a little bit short. «In one ear will fly and the other fly,» we say in such cases — and the reality, as always, confirms our expectations.
Recommend: Create in your mind the image of a quick recovery of lost skills. Determine the period of time during which recovers your skills. For example: «I will have enough weeks of work on the language to remember.» «All I need is two hours of intercourse with the foreigner, to begin again to speak fluently and confidently.»
Strategy 5. Keep in mind the purpose.
Studies have shown that people who have a good reason to learn the language are able to master it much faster than the others. For example, one of Moscow doctors managed to master English in just a month — knowing that this will allow him to go abroad. Students who say these or other words will need in the next lesson, according to statistics remember them better than those who do not mention.
Why it works: Any undertaking is impossible without a good reason, desire and motivation. Motivation gives strength. People who began to learn English, because it is fashionable, often dropping out of school halfway. But if you have a goal, your chances of successfully master the language is much increased.
Recommended: Remember why you are learning English. Maybe you want to study in the US, or watch in the original version of the famous musical «Cats», you want to get a promotion, or you want to give lectures in English. Remembering the words, choose, first of all, those that you actively use in the Russian language.
Strategy 6. To learn unconsciously.
A small child easily masters the native language in the game, of communication, of understanding the world. The person who is in the country of the target language, quickly «absorb» tens and hundreds of new words along with pronunciations and grammar. But they don’t sit on the books and not memorize words on purpose!
Why it works: it is No secret that the average person uses only a tiny part of the potential of his own brain. But people successfully learning any language, was able to use the hidden abilities of your unconscious. It is known that the unconscious is trained several times faster than the conscious mind. It is in those moments when consciousness is «uploaded» to other activities. For example, while you are watching a movie or talking with a friend, you focus on the subject. In the meantime, your unconscious learns new words.
Recommended: Learn English words in practice. For example, read interesting stories, watch films, listen to audio, news and often communicate with people in English. Then your mind will be occupied with the plot, and the unconscious can easily absorb new words and expressions. «In our courses, — says Inna Maksimenko, we do not teach the word especially. And, nevertheless, they are easy to remember».
I hope I’ve convinced you that it is easy to memorize foreign words — is quite real. Only need to set a goal, believe in themselves and start to work on the English language. And then, one day, the ability to communicate easily or to lecture on the language will become a reality for you.