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How I Learned a Language in 90 Days

How I Learned a Language in 90 Days
Becoming bilingual opens up a whole new world of different people, different cultures, and different emotions. It also takes a huge time commitment—one that many of us can't dedicate to. But what if fluency was only 90 days away? The Benefits of Bilingualism Learning a second language has many cognitive benefits. For example, it has been shown to delay Alzheimer's, boost brainpower, reduce cognitive biases, and even increase concentration and the ability to tune out distractions.

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How to learn the vocabulary of foreign languages Once you have got to grips with the fundamentals of a language (pronunciation, orthography and basic grammar), you can concentrate on learning vocabulary. This is probably the most important and time-consuming part of learning a language. Associate the familiar with the unfamiliar Try to find word or phrases in your L1 which sound like and if possible have a similar meaning to words in your L2. » How to Learn A Language in 90 Days ‘If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.’ ~Nelson Mandela Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Maneesh Sethi of Hack The System. Learn 40 Languages for Free: Spanish, English, Chinese & More Advertisement Get FREE Audio Books from and How to learn languages for free? This collection features lessons in 48 languages, including Spanish, French, English, Mandarin, Italian, Russian and more. Download audio lessons to your computer or mp3 player and you’re good to go.

Protect Your Stuff From Loss and Theft This Weekend Bright motion lights everywhere if you own a home. I set them to go off even if someone drives by the house. I also installed obvious looking security cameras. They really are there for webcams so I can see if UPS left me a package and if the dog is having fun in the back yard. But the thieves and neighborhood troublemakers notice them and stay away. What Mimicking One's Language Style May Mean About the Relationship Oct. 4, 2010 AUSTIN, Texas — People match each other's language styles more during happier periods of their relationship than at other times, according to new research from psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin. "When two people start a conversation, they usually begin talking alike within a matter of seconds," says James Pennebaker, psychology professor and co-author of the study.

Foreign languages: how to memorise vocabulary Cluster Those one-word-a-day language learning apps may feel convenient, but thematically, they’re all over the place, delivering a chain of unrelated words: envelope, tired, January, receive, onion. Focus on a single theme each week. The mind naturally clusters connected words together, so learning, say, types of weather in one lesson, and parts of the body the next, works in tune with your brain’s natural system for classifying information. However... Avoid opposites How to speak with an Irish accent Ready to learn how to speak with an Irish accent in English? You may also enjoy my article about how to speak Irish (Gaeilge). Check out the most popular posts on the right for other topics you may find interesting, and subscribe to the blog for some unconventional language hacking tips! Ah English, you have such a wide range of dialects that can cause many hilarious confusions! I nearly got fired once for innocently suggesting that my 13 year old Mathematics students in New York “openly share rubbers without asking permission” (Rubber to me is an eraser to them, but in USA it’s a condom).

Video and Podcasts: Events by Category Stephen Hinshaw Developmental Psychopathology - This course will discuss linkages between developmental processes and child psychopathology. Included will be discussion of cognitive impairments in children, including learning disabilities and mental retardation; internalizing disorders, such as anxiety, withdrawal, and depression; externalizing disorders, such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and conduct disorder; and child abuse and neglect. read more Alison Gopnik Developmental Psychology - This course explores the development of children from birth to adolescence, in a wide range of areas including biological, cognitive, linguistic, social, and personality development.

Practice Recall, Not Repeating to Memorize Large Blocks of Text I've known this trick for awhile, and pimsleur's method of memorization (repeating frequently at first, then slowing down and just reviewing less and less often until you have it) has been good for the handful of times I wanted to memorize something (usually some piece to recite as a party trick, or something I found myself linking a lot, like Socrates showing how a slave was "remembering" something he'd never been taught, through logic and the Socratic method). Putting the two together works rather well, but there's the Application part of it too: Use it or lose it, so to speak. Reading over the letters and reciting the full piece to yourself practices recall: can you read the Address from the letters themselves now? Read it until you get it again, then let it rest... a couple days this time, and try again. Eventually you'll have it stored as long-term because you've recalled the data that's *not* there, with the list-of-first-letters as a cue card. 2 cents

Turkish Alphabet and Pronunciation Turkish Alphabet Learning the Turkish alphabet is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. Without it, you will not be able to say words properly even if you know how to write those words. The better you pronounce a letter in a word, the more understood you will be in speaking the Turkish language. Below is a table showing the Turkish alphabet and how it is pronounced in English, and finally examples of how those letters would sound if you place them in a word. TRANSLATE. English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese. I LOVE LANGUAGES Whether you're looking for online language lessons, translating dictionaries, native literature, translation services, software, language schools, or just a little information on a language you've heard about, iLoveLanguages probably has something to suit your needs. LANGUAGES-ON-THE-WEB Everything to learn foreign languages...and more. They say that their site has 30,000 language links (that's a lot). LANGUAGE BOX A language-based web portal. Practice, learn and enjoy major languages. Be informed and entertained at the same time.

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