This is the podcast site for critical reasoning narrated by Professor K.D. Borcoman specifically to augment the book Critical Reasoning by Roth and Borcoman.
This is the podcast site for critical reasoning narrated by Professor K.D. Borcoman specifically to augment the book Critical Reasoning by Roth and Borcoman.
The Critical Thinking Initiative podcast is a response to the low critical thinking outcomes among U.S. students across all levels of education. Episodes focus on all areas related to meaningful education, with a focus on cutting-edge, research-supported ways to improve critical thinking in any discipline.
Rank #1: Are X-labs the Future of Learning and Thinking?.
Steve and Dave look at the recent article from The Chronicle of Higher Education about James Madison University's X-lab, and they examine rising contemporary calls for opportunities for students to innovate and problem solve. Are X-Labs the future of learning? Should your school have one? In related news, Steve drops a bomb about lucite.
Rank #2: Writing to Learn ... and THINK.
Steve and Dave offer some concrete, class-ready exercises for using writing to learn to improve learning outcomes and foster deeper critical engagement of subject matter. They explain why WTL doesn't require extensive time or effort in order to produce better outcomes. They also discuss the inherent power in writing, and in writing to learn, explain why it holds such power.
These are podcasts designed to help you speak and understand isiZulu, one of South Africa's main languages. You listen to all time best South African music, get a feel of zulu poetry and listen to some tongue twisters. Zulu is known for having many clicks that you can't learn off the book that's why am here to help you. The lessons provide many examples of everyday sentences that are looked in-depth.
Rank #1: lesson 34 medical words and phrases .
Learn isiZulu Lesson 34 Common medical words http://www.wolfescape.com/WebPages/ZuluDict.htm this contains medical words and phrases mainly used by nurses etc http://books.google.com/books?id=ZzYLAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false this has zulu stories also translated into English http://www.isolezwe.co.za/ South African written in Zulu disease/ flue- umkhuhlane Kanti awuboni na? Umunto lowu ulomkhuhlane ! Can’t you see? This person has a disease AIDS – ingculazi Ulengculazi – he/she has AIDS Cancer umhlaza / umdlavuza Kade ephethwe ngumdlavuza She had cancer Asthma - isifuba somoya Moya= breath/ air Umuntu lowu engagijimi, ulesifuba somoya This person mustn’t run, she has asthma Epilepsy – Isifo sokuwa Kuwa = fall Lo baba wakhe ulesifo sokuwa T.B isifo sofuba Fuba= chest Wabulawa ngesifo sofuba Chicken pox- inqubulungwana / upokisi Ngeviki eyadlulayo babanjwa ngepokisi Last week they caught chickenpox Diarrhoea- Sheka/hudo Angilalanga izolo, kade ngisheka ubusuku bonke I didn’t sleep yesterday, i had diarrhoea all night Constipation – ukuqumbeka Phuza lokhu uyaqeda ukuqumbeka Drink this, it will end constipation Urine umchamo Umchamo wami awulunganga My urine is not right (bad colour) STD - isifo socansi Uhamba ulala labantu uzothola isifo socansi You go sleeping around! You will catch an STD Rash – Qubuka Unyawo lwami luqale ukuqubuka My leg started getting a rash ! Itch – kuyaluma Uthe Inxeba yakhe iyaluma He said his wound is itchy Cut - ukusika Bazoyi sika ngoMgqibelo They will cut it on Saturday Swelling - kuyavuvuka Mhlawumbe usuvuvukile Maybe it’s swollen Pus ubomvu email@example.com also visit http://isizulu.net/
Rank #2: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY !!!!!!!!!!!!.
we are 1 this month ngiyabonga kakhulu. Please keep on listening to my podcasts firstname.lastname@example.org also visit http://isizulu.net/ happy anniversary !!!!! woop woop
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Rank #1: An Important Elevator Speech Goal is . . ..
https://nosweatpublicspeaking.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/An-Important-Eleavtor-Speech-Goal-is.m4a https://nosweatpublicspeaking.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/CCC.mp4 Transcript Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking. One of the most important goals of your elevator speech should be that anyone hearing it can tell someone else what you do. To do that, that elevator speech has to be clear, concise, and consistent. If it’s not clear, how are they going to explain it to someone else? If it’s not concise, they’re not going to remember all of it. And if it’s not consistent, if they heard you give a different elevator speech somewhere else, they really don’t know what you do. How are they going to tell someone else? Let me give you an example. Someone says, “Hey, you know Fred, what does he do?” I would love for them to say, “I know Fred and here’s what he does. He speaks coaches and writes about networking, public speaking and presentation skills.” Have one of the important goals of your elevator speech, be that someone can tell someone else what you do. Make it clear, concise, and consistent. Do that and I guarantee your next elevator speech will be absolutely, positively – NO SWEAT! ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— About the Author Fred E. Miller is a speaker, an international coach, and the author of the books, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” and“NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!” Businesses, Individuals, and Organizations hire him because they want to improve their Networking, Public Speaking, and Presentation Skills. They do this because they know: Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities. They also know: We perceive really great speakers to be Experts. We like to work with Experts. He shows them how to: Develop, Practice, and Deliver Fantastic Presentations! with – NO SWEAT! Services: Keynote Speaker Workshop Facilitator Breakout Sessions Personal and Group Public Speaking and Presentation Coaching Topics: Lessening The Fear of Public Speaking with – NO SWEAT! Crafting Your Elevator Speech, Floor by Floor with – NO SWEAT! Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities. We are All Self-Employed! The post An Important Elevator Speech Goal is . . . appeared first on NO SWEAT Public Speaking!.
Rank #2: THREE-THREE-THREE: Why? Why? Why?.
https://nosweatpublicspeaking.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Three-Things-WHY_.-WHY_-WHY_mp3.mp3 Transcript Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking! Why use THREE? Use THREE because it adds completeness to your message. Your audience can’t remember more than three or four things. Use One for emphasis. Use Two for comparison. Use THREE for completeness. Four or more for a list. Here are some examples of THREE. “I speak, coach, and write about networking, public speaking, and presentation skills.” “If you want the audience to GET IT! you need to educate, entertain, and explain.” “Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities!” Three adds completeness to your message and the audience will remember it. Understand it, practice it, and use it and your presentations will be absolutely, positively – NO SWEAT! Is the Fear of Public Speaking holding you back? Many have this fear and it can be lessened. Get this to learn how.FREE InfoGraph: 11 Nuggets that work to Lessen it! ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— About the Author Fred E. Miller is a speaker, an international coach, and the author of the books, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” and “NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!” Businesses, Individuals, and Organizations hire him because they want to improve their Networking, Public Speaking, and Presentation Skills. They do this because they know: Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities. They also know: We perceive really great speakers to be Experts. We like to work with Experts. He shows them how to: Develop, Practice, and Deliver Fantastic Presentations! with – NO SWEAT! Services: Keynote Speaker Workshop Facilitator Breakout Sessions Personal and Group Public Speaking and Presentation Coaching Topics: Lessening The Fear of Public Speaking with – NO SWEAT! Crafting Your Elevator Speech, Floor by Floor with – NO SWEAT! Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities. We are All Self-Employed! Subscribe to my YouTube Channel, Podcast Channel, and connect with me on LinkedIn and Facebook. My books can be purchased on amaazon.com. “NO SWEAT Public Speaking” “NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!” Audible offers “NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!” as an audio book. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions about this post or other posts please contact me: Fred@NoSweatPublicSpeaking.com. Thank you for your continued support. It is greatly appreciated! The post THREE-THREE-THREE: Why? Why? Why? appeared first on NO SWEAT Public Speaking!.
Exploring easy, no-nonsense accelerated learning.
Rank #1: MMem 0535: Reprise: The biggest thing that makes memorization stick for the long term.
Reprise: The biggest thing that makes memorization stick for the long term What do you want to learn? Leave your question at http://MasterOfMemory.com/. Music credit: Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet, 2nd movement, performed by the US Army Band.
Rank #2: MMem 0480: Memorize the NCO creed for the army.
Brandon wants to memorize the NCO creed for the army. In the episode I present a full plan for memorizing the creed, along with sample mnemonics for making the memorization quick and easy. What do you want to learn? Leave your question at http://MasterOfMemory.com/. Music credit: Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet, 2nd movement, performed by the US Army Band.
Learn Afrikaans with Free Podcasts Whether you are student or a seasoned speaker, our lessons offer something for everyone. We incorporate culture and current issues into each episode to give the most informative, both linguistically and culturally, podcasts possible. For those of you with just the plane ride to prepare, check our survival phrase series at AfrikaansPod101.com. One of these phrases just might turn your trip into the best one ever!
Rank #1: Extensive Reading in Afrikaans for Absolute Beginners #19 - Fur, Feathers, and More.
Learn Afrikaans with AfrikaansPod101!Don't forget to stop by AfrikaansPod101.com for more great Afrikaans Language Learning Resources!-------Lesson Dialog-----------Formal ----PELS, VERE EN MEERSommige diere het 'n pels.Sommige diere het vere.Sommige diere het skubbe.Sommige diere het 'n vel. Sommige diere het doppe.Sommige diere het penne.----Formal English----FUR, FEATHERS AND MORESome animals have fur.Some animals have feathers.Some animals have scales.Some animals have skin.Some animals have shells.Some animals have spines.---------------------------Learn Afrikaans with AfrikaansPod101!Don't forget to stop by AfrikaansPod101.com for more great Afrikaans Language Learning Resources!
Rank #2: Afrikaans Vocab Builder #150 - Government.
Learn Afrikaans with AfrikaansPod101!Don't forget to stop by AfrikaansPod101.com for more great Afrikaans Language Learning Resources!-------Lesson Dialog----------------------------------Learn Afrikaans with AfrikaansPod101!Don't forget to stop by AfrikaansPod101.com for more great Afrikaans Language Learning Resources!
Are you confident you can reason clearly? Are you able to convince others of your point of view? Are you able to give plausible reasons for believing what you believe? Do you sometimes read arguments in the newspapers, hear them on the television, or in the pub and wish you knew how to confidently evaluate them?In this six-part course, you will learn all about arguments, how to identify them, how to evaluate them, and how not to mistake bad arguments for good. Such skills are invaluable if you are concerned about the truth of your beliefs, and the cogency of your arguments.
Rank #1: The Nature of Arguments .
The first of six lectures dealing with critical reasoning. In this lecture you will learn how to recognise arguments and what the nature of an argument is.
Rank #2: Evaluating Arguments Part Two .
Part six of a six-part series on critical reasoning. In this final lecture we will look at fallacies. These are bad arguments that can easily be mistaken for good arguments.
A series of podcasts, sharing the latest in news and thought leadership from London Business School.
Rank #1: Understanding financial statements.
Hear from Professor Chris Higson, who teaches on the Accounting and Financial Analysis programme, share his insights on the importance of understanding financial statements.
Rank #2: How lean startups can become investment ready.
Angel investor, Non Executive Director of UKTI and LBS alum Dale Murray (JEMBA2000) discusses with London Business School how the emergence of lean startups and crowdfunding have changed the role of angel investors.
Stephen's Guide to Logical Fallacies adapted for audio with permission from Stephen Downes. See Stephen's Guide to Logical Fallacies at www.fallacies.ca
Rank #1: 03 - False Dilemma.
Rank #2: 04 - Argument from Ignorance.
Do want to hear jokes and also want to hear appropriate on's.Then your in the right place.Hear jokes that relaxes you and not disturb you.
Rank #1: Blondes.
What are Blondes called when they are put in the frezeer?And what do a blonde do when her laptop freezes?Listen to both of the jokes and you cannot stop laughing.
Rank #2: Paper Plane.
Teacher asks the student where is your homework.Listen to the podcast and you are going to be shocked the way the student answers to the teacher.
This logical fallacies content is used with permission from Dr. Michael C. Labossiere (www.opifexphoenix.com), also found at www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies.
Rank #1: 03 Ad Hominem Tu Quoque.
Rank #2: 04 Appeal to Authority.
Learn, Memorize And Recall Anything Using Memory Techniques, Mnemonics And A Memory Palace Fast
Rank #1: Defeat Procrastination And Memorize More With These Tricks.
I’ll bet you feel horrible when you procrastinate. You do? Good. That means that this podcast may be the most important episode you ever hear. Look, procrastination is a reality. And falling prey to it is understandable. Especially if you’re a doer. Here’s what happens: Many times when we start a new activity, we experience an initial rush. And everything seems not only possible, but nothing can go wrong. A feeling erupts that says you can conquer the world in a single day. But before you know it, that energy drops off. And then the resolve drops off. And before you know it, you start sabotaging yourselves by finding excuses that take you away from moving forward. Again, it’s understandable. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Especially not when you’re using the Magnetic Memory Method. But even then some people fall off the path. For example, you might come across a challenging word. But instead of popping it into a well-designed Memory Palace … it’s time to do the dishes. Or attend to the laundry. Or play games. Or check email. Anything but the work of memorization. Yet we all know one important fact. That fact is this: If you want to memorize a lot of vocabulary, terminology, math equations, or whatever it is that floats your Magnetic boat … You’ve got to actually engage in the key activity of using the Method of Loci in your Memory Palaces. Luckily, this isn’t work as such (more like play), but it still trips a lot of people up. The question is why. The answer is often simple. It’s fear. People fear a lot of things when it comes to success. There are two in particular: 1) The fear of failing 2) The fear of succeeding People usually address the first fear by never getting started. Crazy, but true. And in some ways, it’s a pretty rational approach to avoiding failure. After all, if you never take action, you cannot fail. Only problem is that not taking action is the biggest failure of all. Fear of success is its own kettle of fish. It’s connected to the fear of change. After all, if you achieve one of your goals, you’ll have power. Great power. And with power, as the comic books and Superhero movies tell us, comes great responsibility. Think about it. If you were to use the Magnetic Memory Method to gain massive boosts in French fluency, for example, you would have to use the language. You’re not going to be fluent in a language you’re not using, after all. No matter how much you use a Memory Palace or general mnemonics. And just imagine what would happen if you aced all your exams? You’d be morally and ethically obliged to study even more and even teach so that others could enjoy your knowledge. You’d have to become a superhero. Success has consequences. And that’s why so many fear it. Here’s another weird reason that people fear success: They don’t believe they deserve it. And without self-worth, even bigger negative believes sail in. They are the seeds of weeds that start growing and distributing even more seeds. Before you know it, no machete will get your through the jungle. What are some of these beliefs? That other people are: * Faster * Smarter * Better Could be true. In fact, it will almost always be true. But it doesn’t matter! There’s always room for another drop in the ocean. And the next time you’re by the shore, take a drop away and see what happens. (I’ll leave that as a riddle for you to think about.) Finally, some people fear that success is impossible. A lot of this comes from the fact that they haven’t defined what success means to them. If you don’t know were to find Eden on the map … Good luck finding it on the ground. Look, there’s a Golden Rule when it comes to what is achievable and what isn’t. That rule is this: If someone else can do it, you can do it too. And if that’s the case, then there’s no reason to fear that it’s impossible. So long as the evidence behind it having been done is solid, then it can be done. And as I talk about in the podcast, you can even achieve impossible things without being the doer. Like if you’re a sports coach, for example. You can be the conduit, the strategist, the inspiration. And perhaps in this case, it might be true that some things are impossible. Because without you at the helm, they would never get done. So, now that we’ve got all these issues cleared up, make sure that you listen to the podcast episode. This will help ensure that you understand how to overcome these fears and turn procrastination into a tool. There’s simply no reason to let procrastination get in the way of using mnemonics, your dedicated Memory Palace strategy and all the ways you approach the Method of Loci in combination with the memory techniques you know. So be sure to check out the resources mentioned in the podcast before you memorize another single unit of the valuable information that will bring meaning, value and positive change to your life. Because if you’re going to procrastinate, these resources will be a powerful diversion indeed. Talk soon! Sincerely, Anthony Metivier Further Resources BBC article on concentration and focus Tim Ferris on “Productivity Hacks” The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle Do This One Thing And Stop Procrastinating (From Psychology Today) The post Defeat Procrastination And Memorize More With These Tricks appeared first on Magnetic Memory Method - How to Memorize With A Memory Palace.
Rank #2: Memory Techniques For Learning A Hard Language Like Basque.
How To Memorize Even The Most Difficult Words In The World Using World Class Memory Techniques Hey everybody, this is Daniel Welsch. And I’m here today as a special guest host for the Magnetic Memory Method podcast. Anthony invited me to do the podcast today about using memory techniques for Basque and it’s a great pleasure and enormous honor for me to do so, also in Spanish in a general way: I’ve been following Anthony’s work for about a year and I’ve been corresponding with him for nearly the same length of time and he’s been a great inspiration to me, not only in my memorizing ventures but also in my own work as a teacher and writer here in Madrid, the beautiful capital of Spain. So when he offered me the chance to do an episode of the Magnetic Memory Method podcast on memory techniques, of course I jumped at it… So first I’m going to tell you a bit about my language learning journey. And then I’m going to tell you how I became acquainted with Doctor Metivier and his work with memory techniques. And finally, I’m going to take you through one of my Memory Palaces to show you exactly how I memorized some very difficult material from a language that’s like no other language in existence. Now… A little bit about me. Aprende Más Inglés You probably don’t know me, because most of the work I do is in Spanish. But I have my own website called Aprende Más Inglés, which you can find at aprendemasingles.com. There I teach English grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation—and now, learning memory techniques and how to be a more effective student and person in general. You might want to know a bit about me. Well, I was born in the US, specifically in Phoenix, Arizona, a city in the middle of the Sonoran Desert a couple of hours from the Mexican border. Filling In Blanks On Worksheets Has Never Been One of My Passions In school I learned Spanish but never took it too seriously. After that I ended up working in a kitchen with some guys from Mexico and found that speaking languages was a lot more fun than learning them in school. Filling in blanks on worksheets has never been one of my passions. When I was 21 I moved to Madrid, Spain, which is kind of a long story, and ended up, one way or another, teaching English. And at the same time I was learning more and more Spanish. I was doing it organically, for the most part. I had some free Spanish classes, which I barely ever went to. And the rest of the time I was walking around, talking to people, reading the newspaper, watching TV, things like that. At the same time, at work I was teaching English. And I was kind of startled by how ineffective language learning in Spain was. Of course, back in the US it wasn’t any better, but in Spain learning English is just hugely important for a lot of people. Now that Spain is in the European Union and with the massive amount of international business and tourism that goes on, almost everybody needs to learn English. It should almost be a strategic objective for all of Spain, to get the general level of English up to the level where they could compete with any country in Europe. But unfortunately, the system wasn’t very effective at actually creating bilingual Spaniards. And after a few years I started to discover why. But we’ll get back to that… Couldn’t Speak, Or Even Worse, Refused To Speak While I was teaching, I had a website where I was writing about grammar and vocabulary. And in the meantime, my Spanish was getting better and better. I eventually got the highest level diploma in Spanish offered by the Instituto Cervantes, which is an international organization that teaches Spanish like the British Council teaches English. And the thing about it was that I never felt like learning Spanish was a chore or an effort. I did the minimum possible in school, and later learned working in a kitchen with some guys from Mexico. And my Spanish really took off when I moved to Madrid and discovered that I could use it to meet girls. Meanwhile, a lot of my students had studied for years and couldn’t speak, or even worse, refused to speak. They were terrified! I decided that maybe more grammar wasn’t what people needed. And after a couple of weeks on vacation in Italy, with my girlfriend at the time, I realized that everybody was going about it all wrong. A Sort Of Exotic Dialect … What happened in Italy is that I was in contact with a sort of exotic dialect of Italian that doesn’t sound anything like “standard” Italian. As far as I know there are no textbooks for this sort of thing. They don’t even really have a literature in this dialect—it’s a small-town thing, and if you want to leave the town and do big things in Italy as a whole you need to learn proper Italian. So I had been there surrounded by this dialect, and I had found that the book I had read to learn some Italian before going had been pretty useless too, since the pronunciation was so different than what I was hearing in small town central Italy. In any case, by just listening and imitating and having fun with it, I was able to pick up enough of this dialect to have a sort of conversation pretty quickly. With my knowledge of Spanish, my knowledge of standard Italian, and just listening, I was able to pick it up. And on the way back to Spain, my flight was delayed, and I was stuck in an airport in Bologna or something similar and decided to write the outline for a book about language learning. It took me several weeks to get it all on paper, once I was back in Spain, but I wanted to make it a sort of compendium of everything I had discovered about language learning, both as a teacher and a language learner, in my years of experience. I called it 6 Claves para Aprender Inglés, which would translate to 6 Keys for Learning English, and I published it on Amazon, followed by a few blog posts. In fact, I had very low expectations, but the book went to #1 in Education on Amazon in Spain, and eventually to #1 over all. And one thing leading to another like it does, I decided to leave the grammar alone for awhile and start focusing on learning techniques and writing about how to be a more effective language learner. So… A Podcast About Memory That brings me to how I met Anthony. I was in the park down the street, working out with my friend Jef. My friend Jef is a brilliant guy in his own right. And in between our sets of pullups he told me he was going to send me a link to a podcast about memory. I had heard about memory palaces before, but it sounded sort of complicated. And I had never gotten into it. But I listened to Anthony, and his enthusiasm for the topic was so convincing that I sat down the next day and started memorizing. I memorized, just as an exercise, the 50 provinces of Spain, from Álava to Zaragoza. It was surprisingly easy. And I wrote an article about it for my website, which I sent to Anthony. The next day, being the kind of guy he is (the on top of his email kind of guy, something which I aspire to imitate him in… some day…) he answered me and said we should do a podcast about it. You can check out the podcast we did together, where we talk about imagination, pink elephants, Jimi Hendrix, and a lot of other things. They Had All Used Memory Palaces … I got some feedback from my readers—the doctors, especially, said that they had all used Memory Palaces to pass their exams back in the day. And that it had worked for them just as well as it had worked for me. So as a next step I decided to use the technique for language learning. Well, in the course of 10 years teaching English I’ve come across a lot of people who say they have problems memorizing. I’ve never had a big problem learning new words, because (as Anthony says) I think I automatically form associations. It’s just how my brain works. Maybe I learned it in elementary school and by now it’s just automatic. This became especially clear when I started learning Italian—I could associate with English and Spanish and it was pretty easy, one way or another. But I thought, I should do the experiment. For all my students who have difficulty memorizing, why not try the memory palace with some vocabulary? And to make it more difficult, I decided to try with a language that had no associations at all. No Associations At All It’s easy to associate something like “estación” in Spanish with “stazione” in Italian and “station” in English because they’re all very similar words. I wanted to test the method in a new way, on some truly difficult material. The language I ended up choosing is Basque. If you don’t know about it, Basque is a language that’s spoken in a small area of the north of Spain and the south of France. Basque sounds like this: The fact is that Basque is apparently unrelated to any of the other European languages. You can take a look on Wikipedia for some of the theories (and use memory techniques and How to Memorize a Textbook to absorb the info), but the one I like best is that the Basque people are the original barbarians who lived on the Iberian Peninsula before anyone else, and who managed to hang on to their mountainsides and their valleys through 2000 years of invasions by a long series of other civilizations. You really have to admire the Basques, whatever the explanation is, because while virtually all the rest of Western Europe is speaking some dialect of German (English, Dutch, and the other languages of the North) or a dialect of Latin (Spanish, French, Italian, etc) the Basques are still speaking Basque… Or as they call it, Euskera. They’ve defended their language and identity for, like I said, 2000 years of European history, which I’m sure has been difficult at times. An Arbitrary Sequence Of A Lot Of Ks And Xs And Ts And it’s a language with no association to anything else. To me most Basque words just look like an arbitrary sequence of a lot of Ks and Xs and Ts, without any way to make a guess at what they mean. Nothing like Italian or French or German or Dutch, which you can often get the gist of, either if you see it in writing or if you hear it. So I asked a Basque friend to make up a list of words, and she gave me 30 words. And I decided on a place to build my Memory Palace: the United Nations building where I give English classes every day here in Madrid. And I sat down to do the method. I guess you’ve heard Anthony explain the guidelines for using Magnetic Memory Method memory techniques here on the podcast, so I’ll just take you through my Memory Palace, and some of the things I took into account while constructing it. Using Anthony’s instructions for using memory techniques: I started in a terminal location. Actually the UN building has 9 stories, but as a teacher I never have to go higher than the second floor. So I started in the Human Resources office on the second floor and went down from there. I put a mental image that reminded me of both the sound and the meaning of the word in each station I created along the way. I created a mental path through the building all the way out to the streetcorner outside the door, putting mental images all along the path. From Human Resources, I went down the hall, past the other offices I’ve been in, the photocopiers, down the stairs, to the classroom where I teach, and then out again and further downstairs and out the door. And finally, I practiced. A few times the first day, a few times the second, and a few times a few days after. And after that I generally had it. The Most Difficult Thing Was The Set-Up As I had found in previous experiences with the Magnetic Memory Method, the most difficult thing about using these memory techniques was the set-up. Once I had organized my list of words, list of stations, and thought of appropriate images, it was easy. I took Anthony’s advice and actually wrote it down, but it’s also possible to do it in your head, at least for me. Whatever works for you! Now you may be wondering what sort of images I would use for a language with no associations—well, it turns out that the syllables can be associated with one thing or another. And I was able to mix English and Spanish associations with no problem. For example: the word Entzun, which means listen. I had one of the Ents (those magical talking tree-people from Lord of the Rings). That was the first syllable. And for the second I had Kim Jong-Un, the young dictator of North Korea, who’s pretty memorable with his chubby cheeks and his military uniform and the fact that he’s supreme leader of a whole country despite being in his early 20s. So he was Un. So I had him climbing up the tree, the Ent, and holding a hand up to his ear to listen for something in the distance. So I had Ents, I had Un, and I had the fact that he was listening to remind me of the meaning. Another example using these memory techniques: Eskerrik asko, which means thank you. I separated that into “scary” and “casco” (which in Spanish means helmet) and I had something like a bicycle helmet with fangs and claws flying onto a girl’s head. The girl was down on her knees praying and giving thanks for something, it doesn’t really matter what, and so I was able to remember: scary casco, eskerrik asko, thank you. A third example with these “Magnetic” memory techniques: garagardoa, which is beer. For this one, I had a doe (like a female deer) gargling a glass of beer. Gargle + doe = beer. Forget The Association And Just Remember The Word What I found on my journeys through the Memory Palace is another thing that Anthony suggested: Once you make the association and practice a few times, you can really forget the association and you just remember the word. You walk through the Memory Palace in your mind and the word is just there. It pops into your head. Also, keep in mind I was following Anthony’s recommendation to make things violent, ridiculous, or offensive—in this case not too offensive, but I had violence in the scary bicycle helmet, and ridiculous in the gargling does, and Kim Jong-un climbing a talking tree—all things you don’t see every day, and things you’d definitely remember if you saw them. I think that’s one of the strengths of how the Memory Palace works in the end—rather than spending a lot of time creating associations organically (through living in contact with the language) you create an artificial association. And then you can use the memory techniques to repeat as much as you want until you remember the word. Rather than spending a few weeks or months bumping into a word before you’ve created enough associations, you can do it all in a day or two if you want. My language learning really took off when I realized I could use languages to meet girls—later I found out that there are really only two ways to get things into long term memory: with repetition and with emotion. And the Memory Palace works on both of those shortcuts to memory. Thank goodness for memory techniques! Create Emotion In Your Head As Anthony is always saying: make your images big, colorful, sexy or violent and you’ll remember them a lot easier. It’s just a way of creating emotion in your head, rather than going out and finding it externally. Of course, finding native speakers to cause strong emotions in you can also be a lot of fun and extremely educational. But the key is balancing your study on the one hand with your contact with the language on the other. Learning vocabulary is one thing, acquiring fluency is another. As I have said in my books many times, the only way to learn how to speak a language is to go out and speak that language. I’ve Spent A Large Portion Of My Adult Life Butchering One Language Or Another And that’s the last thing I’d like to leave you with here. A lot of people have this unnecessary fear of going out and speaking. They think they’re going to make mistakes and be embarrassed and have to go live in a cave somewhere due to the shame of conjugating some verbs badly. In reality, I’ve spent a large portion of my adult life butchering one language or another, and I’ve really never had a bad experience because of it. Most people are happy that you’re just trying. And most native speakers aren’t even aware of their own grammar. I learned years ago that it’s perfectly useless to ask anyone other than a Spanish teacher “Why did you use the subjunctive in that sentence, rather than the indicative?” Generally, they have no idea—they may not even be aware that they even used the subjunctive. So when you’re speaking to a person in imperfect Spanish or German or Italian or Mandarin, chances are very good that they’re not mentally giving you a score, like it’s some sort of test. They’re probably only aware that you’re making a valiant attempt, and they’re trying to communicate the best they can with you. So… Make All The Mistakes You Can Where I’m going with this is that it’s important to go out and make all the mistakes you can. In the worst case, people will laugh at you butchering their language. And you can laugh back. And learn something from the experience. I don’t know anybody who’s learned a language just by studying grammar until they “knew everything” and were then able to go out immediately and start speaking with no errors. It never happens. You’ll always make mistakes—you probably even make mistakes in your native language, even if you’re using memory techniques. The key in my mind is having an objective for your conversations besides the conversation itself—and making your success criteria reflect that goal. Just as an example, if you’re in Korea and you’re going to the market to buy vegetables, your goal can be to buy your vegetables—not to speak perfect Korean the whole time. That takes the pressure off… You don’t need your level to be perfect, you just need it to get the job done. Go Out And Use Memory Techniques! So, go out there and memorize something! At the very least, you’ll have an interesting experience of what’s possible in your imagination… Whenever I use the Magnetic Memory Method and other memory techniques, I feel almost like I’m going on an adventure, inside my head, because I’m just so focused and I’m able to forget the outside world for a while and just live in imagination. Nothing more to say today. I’d like to thank Anthony for handing the podcast over to me for the day to talk about memory techniques. Stay magnetic! as the doctor would say. You can find more from me at the site I linked to above if your Spanish is good enough, or you can see all my other projects at danielwelsch.com. I write about Spanish culture, American culture, food, politics, and more, on a variety of websites out there. And if there’s one thing I’d like to leave you with today it’s this: don’t be afraid to communicate—just say what you think and what you feel you need to say, in any language. Life is short, and as Mark Twain said, “Twenty years from now you’ll be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” So go out there! Speak languages, and be awesome. Life is short to do anything besides live up to your full potential. So, enjoy it. This is Daniel Welsch, and I hope you have a great day. Goodbye. Further Resources How To Train Your Memory To Memorize Any Word Memory Strategies Of The World’s Top Language Learners Gabriel Chats With Language Trainer Daniel Welsch The post Memory Techniques For Learning A Hard Language Like Basque appeared first on Magnetic Memory Method - How to Memorize With A Memory Palace.
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