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Efficient Language Learning
By: Michael Gabrikow
If you skim through the Internet, you will be able to find virtually thousands of different language learning techniques and methods,
some that will prove to do wonders to your progress while others will tend to slow you down. From free language learning courses
online, to course books and educational language games, everyone boasts their technique as "the most efficient language learning
method". Well I rounded up a few of these methods that have truly proven to be effective and also explained how they work.
The "Study out loud" method
This method involves uttering out words out loud when studying and focusing as much as possible on conversation, self-talk and
verbal rehearsal of words. The Study out loud method has two main advantages. The first one is that you will be able to assimilate
what you've studied a lot better if you actually say it rather than just say it in your head, since this way you will be using both your
auditory and visual memory. Auditory memory is extremely powerful and when it's combined with visual memory, they're
The second reason for which the Study out loud method is great is that it will get your mouth used to the language, which will help a
great deal with pronunciation. It happens to most of us, if we don't practice a language for a long time, we can still "think" that
language perfectly and pronounce the words perfectly in our heads, but when it's time for an actual conversation you will need a few
days of getting used to. Well this method basically eliminates that buffer time, since you'll be constantly pronouncing the words,
literally getting your mouth "used to" the language.
Studies upon studies have been made on the subject and they all proved the same fact: we learn something a lot easier and mo