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How good is your German? You’ve already acquired German skills and would like to refresh or deepen them? You don’t know which language course (at which level) is the right one for you? Find out how good your German is, by taking a free German entry-level test online! And check the Free German trial version – on the upper right
6 Brain Benefits of Bilingual Education
From an article by Anya Kamenetz: 6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education Part of an ongoing series exploring how the U.S. can educate the nearly 5 million students who are learning English. Brains, brains, brains. One thing we’ve learned at NPR Ed is that people are fascinated by brain research. And yet it can be hard to point to places where
More about Learning with Flashcards
The Flashcard Method This method is used to efficiently anchor new vocabulary in your long-term memory. While there are online courses and software that offer this method for language learning, you can also apply it using simple means at home. You need: cards on which you can write words / short phrases on both sides a box that can be
How language is processed by your brain
CNN – How language is processed by your brain If you read a sentence (such as this one) about kicking a ball, neurons related to the motor function of your leg and foot will be activated in your brain. Similarly, if you talk about cooking garlic, neurons associated with smelling will fire up. Since it is almost impossible to do
How being bilingual rewires your brain
An article, „How being bilingual rewires your brain„, in the World Economic Forum Click on the link to open the article.
Intensive Language Seminar
Language Training with me! Although I also offer tutoring for students, I specialize in intensive language training seminars (minimal 3 full days) with the goal of at least 100 vocabulary words / phrases per day. I get results applying a combination of – Alpha State vocabulary training – Suggestopedia – NLP The core of my language training seminar consists of
Approaches to Reading Comprehension
Books, magazines, newspapers are available everywhere and are inexpensive tools. A lot of reading material – often with translations for selected vocabulary – is available on the Internet – often for free! Getting started You should, of course, start out simply if you are a beginner in the target language. You can find perhaps a children’s story or fairytale –
What could a Language Self-Study Plan look like?
A – Set yourself a minimum goal of 7 (seven) new words or short phrases a day 1 -You can start by doing a Internet search of the 100 or 1,000 most common words in a language and compile a list. I did this for Spanish: I found a number of sites. I copied the lists onto Microsoft Word (for
A Learning Method for Vocabulary – Index Cards
A method for anchoring vocabulary in your long term memory You need index cards (or something similar), a drawer or box that you can divide into compartments for holding the cards. Every day you will want to begin with 7 new words / phrases (see „Rule of Seven„). Start writing vocabulary cards – target language on one side, native language