3 Confirmed Techniques to help you Learn New Words of a Language

by Richard Taylor

There are several explanations why someone would want to remember new words of a language. One of these explanations may be that some people are planning a trip to a country where English is not the native tongue and need to be able to talk with people in that country. Another explanation might be that they are taking a class on a foreign language in school. There can be significant benefits to doing this if you are in a situation in which it could be advantageous. There are many possible variations in ways to go about it.

There is no "one size fits all" method. A number of methods are available for producing satisfactory results. Each method has its good points and its limitations.

Because of this it is advisable to first survey various methods available. Understanding the merits and drawbacks associated with every approach will help you to choose wisely amongst them.

Just as one overview of the more effective approaches to memorize vocabulary of a language, here is a quick survey of 3 popular methods:

Flash cards. Buy a lot of index cards from an office supply store or any store that carries them. Or, simply take a couple of pieces of paper, stack them with each other, and cut them into little squares. Then, write the new words on one side of each square or index card and write the meaning on the back. Go through all the flash cards, setting aside the words whose definitions you recall to help you concentrate on memorizing the ones you don't remember. Simply viewing the vocab over and over again will be very helpful in recalling them.

Mnemonic devices. A mnemonic device is a strategy employed to boost memory retention. To employ a mnemonic device to commit to memory new words of a language, think of songs, poems, rhymes, or any other connection among terms. An example of a rhyme in the Latin language would be "omnis insomnis." Omnis means "everyone" (literally, "all") and insomnis means "sleepless." One could augment the effect of this by remembering a phrase like "everyone is sleepless the night before the exam."

Write the words along with their definitions down over and over again. This will help them to be cemented in your memory. This method is better than basic flash cards due to the fact that you're writing them down as well as seeing them. By engaging more than one of his senses, one immensely increases his chances of recalling the the vocab.

There are more methods as well, however, these discussed above are highly popular and most used. Any one of them will work. They're all good in current successful use. Just decide on the one or ones you prefer to use to get started to learn vocabulary of a language!

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