7 unusual ways to learn a foreign language
Today you can forget about the old-fashioned way of learning a foreign language. Mechanical cramming - yesterday. Current language polyglots master horizons using radical and effective techniques.
1. METHOD OF SOUND ASSOCIATION
Stanford University Professor Ron Atkinson in the 70s to offer students such an original version of memorization - consonance with the familiar and well-known words in their native language.
With chosen words or a combination of more than one word you need to make an offer, the association, which includes translation. For example, if the phrase "chess blow" in English "chess knock" (consonant with the Russian "garlic"), proposals for memorization might be: "Apply chess punch and ate garlic."
The method is suitable from the viewpoint of an individual approach and the need to think freely and not cram blindly. Of course, to fully learn the language does not turn out without learning, but this method is a good tool for vocabulary.
2. STICKERS called
The method is ideal for storing nouns, familiar to us in everyday life. Write on the sticker "refrigerator" and kleite on the fridge, "door" will take place on the door and the word "table" will decorate the kitchen table.
Thus, every day, seeing the "Subscribe" objects around, the student automatically learns and foreign names. During training, you can change the leaves, complement and increase their number. The method is good for use in the early stages, later also still have to resort to the communicative developments and learn the basic rules of grammar. The main thing - do not get into the habit, because not every boss will like to go with a sticker "boss" on the forehead.
3. METHOD OF IMAGE 25
The controversial theory, which arose due to the psychologist James Vicary in 1957. He argued that the human brain is able to visually recognize only 24 change "image" in the second, and if you insert an additional frame, the person is not aware of his presence, and the information goes directly into the subconscious.
The method for learning the language is watching a movie, every 90-100 milliseconds in which "jumps" a notorious frame 25, which goes into the subconscious. The method has not been recognized by the scientific community, and its effectiveness has not been proven, but some representatives of language learning schools still offer it to try.
Perhaps they have not heard of other experiments Vicari, in one of which he spent a serious comparative analysis of the psychological state of the woman in labor and women bake a cake.
4. The communicative method
To replace the boring study textbook language comes the most effective method for memorizing words and suppression of language barrier - communicative. In fact, this technique did not even have to invent - originally knowledge sharing with a neighboring tribe came to live contact level, non-verbal communication, gestures and facial expressions.
Learn the language, in contact with the carrier, it is much easier and faster. In the learning process, it makes sense to break up into groups or work in pairs, regardless of the level of knowledge and vocabulary.
A variation of this technique is to make theater stages, acting out scenes and discussion. With the advent of modern means of communication task simpler doubly - no matter where you are, you can always find a friend on the other end of the planet and to practice language learning, conversing in to Skype.
5. The method of physical RESPONSE
This original method developed psychology professor James J.. Asher of the University of San Jose. The method is based on the natural process of learning, and Asher offers to study additional languages as well as their mother.
The first few lessons student only hears a foreign language, it does not require an oral response or responses to questions from him. Any reaction can take place at the physical level gestures. Thus, there is a period of internalization, in which a person is able to have spontaneously respond to the ongoing processes and participate in a foreign language.
Initially, the method was not supported by the scientific community, but in the 70s interest in him resumed, and now it is successfully used in the study of language. However, only those who have enough time on the first 20 lessons of the silent participation.
6. AUDIO AND METHOD VIDEOLINGVISTICHESKY
Similar periods of study with the previous, these methods are available to everyone without the participation in group work. The essence of the audio of the method is that the initial stages of the pupil listens to foreign language, seeing it solely by ear.
He does not have to react, participate in the process, you just listen closely to the soundtrack. Video method, by analogy, is watching movies or movies in an unknown language. Simplify the task and accelerate learning help the subtitles to the video and audio translation. The method is also good for vocabulary and immersion in a foreign language, but without communication you are unlikely to overcome the barrier and feel quite at ease in dealing with expats.
7. The method of complete DIVE
The linguist and teacher Maximilian Berlitz Delfinius proposed innovative methodology in 1878. In accordance with this method, the student fully "immersed" in the role of a foreign citizen.
Can choose a suitable name, compose a biography, to ascribe a certain knowledge, skills and habits. The learning process takes place entirely in the target language, the translation is not permitted.
Vocabulary and grammar are studied in the context of the conversation, without textbooks and tips. Thus, the group created an atmosphere conducive to the disclosure of the true potential without the stiffness and tightness. After all, what sense to worry about the wrong pronunciation Ivan, when he, John? In this method, there are additional advantages - the development of social skills and theatrical abilities, with a maximum of positive emotions.