Unusual ways to learn English
If you are learning or planning to soon learn English, edition britishskylines.com suggests you to try alternative methods that will make learning a foreign language more interesting and effective.
1. Sound associations
In the 70 of the last century, Ron Atkinson, a professor at Stanford University, offered students a very original way of memorizing words at that time — using sound associations. It lies in the fact that it is necessary to find a similar word in your native language to a new foreign term. For example, you learn the phrase chess knock. It is very consonant with the Russian "garlic". Come up with a sentence with these two words for better memorization.
2. Physical response
The physical response method was developed by James Asher, a psychology professor at the University of San Jose. This method is based on the process of natural cognition and consists in the fact that at first a person only listens to a foreign language without taking part in discussions and not answering questions. This time of passive perception is necessary in order to learn to react spontaneously to the processes occurring around.
This method today is successfully used in the study of English. True, it is suitable only for those who have the opportunity to be in an English-speaking environment or to take tacit participation in more than 2 dozens of lessons of a foreign language.
3. Emotional drawing
The basis of this method is the concept of emotional memory. Thanks to her, as many scientists believe, a person remembers most of the information. So, take the album sheet and draw a picture on it with colored pencils or felt-tip pens. Next to the picture, write in English what it depicts. At the same time your creative abilities do not play any role.
It is important to concentrate on the name of the item you are painting. This method is very often used in teaching English to young children. Kids like to draw, and the pictures they create often decorate their rooms. So this is another plus to memorizing words.
4. Personality change
In the second half of the 19 century, teacher and linguist Maximilian Berlitz proposed an innovative at that time method of learning a foreign language. It consisted in the fact that the student completely changed his personality, starting to play the role of a citizen of another country. You can do the same by starting learning English.
Pick a sonorous American name for yourself, write a biography, assign yourself certain skills, hobbies, habits, eccentricities, etc. Well, if other students in your group do the same, and so you will spend a few lessons. This method can be applied very successfully among your family members or in company with friends.
In this case, the Russian language in the classroom is completely excluded. This will create a unique atmosphere that will contribute to the disclosure of your potential without any constraints. Additional advantages of this method, in addition to the effectiveness of learning English: the development of acting and social skills, as well as a lot of positive emotions.
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