Hi Luca, I love all your videos, you’re such an inspiring person.
I totally agree with the ideas you’re puting forth – having tried lots of methods in the past that proved to be either successfulor a total waste of time, I can tell the 5 examples you mentioned in the video accelarated most my language learning.
I have a question though regarding the 5th method ‘ linking words’ – since I’m reading a lot I always note down lots of new vocabulary; chances are I won’t be successful to convey a message containing some of them to someone at all times. To interact with sb. Would it make sense then to come up with a short story and write it or tell it to myself?
If I learn new vocab, do reviews and recalls but I fail at actual using them in a conversation with another human being, does it prove to be a successful method?
Thanks a lot for your thoughts on this!
Best regards from Poland.
Sono brasiliano, e ho capito poco perchè mio inglese è ancora cattivo. Però, ho sentito cosi stesso perchè il suo inglese è troppo buono e mi piace tanto sentirti. Grazie per i consigli, sarà veramente importante!
Hi Luca it’s so good to have people willing to share their knowledge for free on line so thank you! This video got stuck at 5:31 & no amount of going back and hoping for it to reload futuristically has helped. I’m Australian and need to learn french for work purposes so I will attend to my lessons and return to this after I turn my computer off. Hopefully then it will be fine. Learning how to “Store” my knowledge is incredibly important as I forget things very quickly! Thank again. Heather
I try to figure out why don’t you use the flashcard. The answer came to me that when you use flashcard your brain will not memorize the whole of L1 and L2 at the same time. Infact, Your brain can copy the image of things you wrote down, if you use flashcard you threw your gift of your basic instinct of your brain away.
You gave me good ideas about to recall both directions L1=>L2 and L2 =>L1. I never do that while recalling but i always doubt on myself why it is hard to do from L1 to L2. Now i know that because i always recall only from L2 to L1.
I agree with you and many polyglots about to remember words in context instead of one word. For now, after i completely clear about the pronunciation of each word, i put that word in the context or remember it in a phrase or sentence. It makes me more fun and it help me keep vocabs in my brain since it is a story. And then i also learn the intonation of my phrases.
Thanks for your strong devotion to promote the ideas of learning languages, i got many good idea from that…
I have finished watching you video this evening. I haven’t yet tried any of your method. I can’t wait to do try it! I am trying to teach myself Spanish and my children 7 and 5. I have hit a wall and I believe your recall and review will be wonderful for us. I am going to start over using your methods and hope we actually get farther. I must say we don’t have anyone around us who speaks this language. I am not sure how I will be able to use my storage book during a conversation or link my message in an actual conversation with a person. I will see what I can come up with for this situation. Hopefully, me trying to say a few sentences to my kids will help me and them remember the new words and phrases. I will try to remember to keep you posted on our progress with your method. Thank you very much for the video.
thank you for sharing your way of learning vocabulary. I am a teacher of Spanish and English languages, and a teacher who is, let’s say, “in favour” of vocabulary. I have been studying the ways of learning vocabulary for quite some time, so thank you for showing how some of the techniques works in real life. Actually, thank you for covering all the aspects – in the first place the forgetting curve. :)
P.S. Happy New Year & let this year be great one for you! :)
How can I download the video? Even IDM is not working
Thanks a lot for sharing your video! Great tips!
I find the info you’ve shared absolutely useful and motivating. I´ve already posted it in my Facebook group dedicated to language learning and I´m gonna share it in another Russian social net. (I guess you´ve heard about VKONTAKTE) I´m sure it will come handy to all language learners and definitely make memorizing vocabulary easier & fun.
If you decide to create some videos in Russian laguage, I would support you by sharing them in Russian networks.
As for my own learning and teaching experience, I use very similar strategies to learn and teach vocabulary and grammar (applying also visual and audio aids) + combine them with gamification. As I also believe that to get great results, first of all learning should be enjoyable & fun and then ….. practice makes perfect ;-) .
Thanks for the video. You have written wrong translations of advantage and disadvantage in russian on the paper.
I found your video very very useful, a sort of learning breakthrough for me, for the “memorizing and recalling” you described.
Yes, I used to write down a lot on spare papers and notebooks as a way of fixing words in memory but your explanation of the “forgetting curve” and the way we can change its decay to a flat top by recalling/reviewing at specific time intervals, gave comfort and rhythm to learning.
I am learning Russian now, and I’ve to say it’s quite harder than learning English or French – as an Italian native speaker, mostly for sounds and pronunciation, thus learning with rhythm and reviewing/recalling with rhythm and method is making all the difference.
A great ciao and really thanks so much for this videos and other resources. I am sharing your site with my friends and circles.
Very simple and logical your principles. I discovered that I was, instinctively, applied three of them: association, revision and storage. I’m learning Dutch right now and I’m not living in Holland, so use of it can’t be so effective, except of talking to my family which understands nothing :). Selection of the words I learn can be an idea to apply in the future but, until now, Babbel makes a good selection for me :)
Anyway I will continue to follow your articles.
Hi Luca, Your video is fantastic!
I share the same experience that you, sometimes I have seen that when I learn a new word I learn the world in the moment, but when the time or two weeks past, and I find with the word that learned in the past, don’t remember the world.
I commented that does not pass me with all the words, there are many words that I remember but there are other words that I forgot.
I commented you, this is my first time that i write a few lines in English because I am a student yet.
I will try to do that you do for recalling words.
My english is not good but i try to improve this beautiful language.
Hi Luca! I found the video very very useful! thank you so much! but I have a question: right now I’m learning french, but I know a bit of english so… it’s no problem if I use the same notebook for the two languanges?
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