Foreign languages – a sea of possibilities! There is some advice on how to learn English quickly and efficiently.

Nowadays it is crucial to know foreign languages. They open up numerous possibilities for us. For instance, they allow us to reach the next level of career, study abroad or talk to other people during the journey. In order to achieve good results we should pay attention to several important aspects.

Individual style of multisensory learning – how to learn the English language quickly and efficiently.

When we have a positive attitude to the learning process we are motivated and ready to be successful, we should think about techniques of learning so that knowledge can be absorbed as quickly as possible and it can be remembered for a long time. Techniques which work well for listeners will not necessary be good for visualizers or people who prefer the movement and need to do something to memorize information. It is important to consider which of our senses are dominant. Visualizers will find the “mind maps”, drawings, diagrams, tables and films interesting in the learning process. Listeners will be asked to read texts aloud, repeat expressions in a variety of configurations, verbally paraphrase grammatical rules or define words to memorize the material.
On the other hand, kinesthetics will be into playing roles and translating vocabulary, without using dictionaries but only gestures and facial expressions. For this kind of people acting is the quickest way to learn the language, e.g. emphasizing words, writing, imagining or demonstrating activities.

Multiple intelligence

Dr. Howard Gardner, an American psychologist, specialist in the field of cognitive psychology and learning psychology, presented the theory of multiple intelligence. He emphasizes that person has 7 types of intelligence, developed to varying degrees. Types of intelligence develop and have to be modified if we work on them. Analyze what you are good at, what does not cause you troubles or even brings satisfaction and use this knowledge to learn a foreign language. If you have a well-developed mathematical intelligence you will like the logically given rules governing the language, you will easily find formulas governing word formation and grammatical constructions, you will notice exceptions. If you are a person with developed visual intelligence – learn with films, slides, draw mind maps. If you have outstanding musical intelligence – ask the teacher for rhymes, tongue twisters, listen to music in a foreign language and try to imitate the pronunciation of native speakers. If you are a kinesthetic person who likes movement intelligence it will help you acquire knowledge while performing projects, playing language games, imitating behavior, gestures, giving presentations. If your interpersonal intelligence is highly developed you will be great at group work, pair work, discussions and collaboration. These methods will help you  memorize the material faster. If, on the contrary, your interpersonal intelligence dominates, think about the purpose of studying, its course, the benefits it will bring to you. Work individually, at your own speed, get rid of your doubts by looking for answers, and then consult with a teacher to check if you understand everything well. The last type – the language intelligence – enjoys writing. Write stories, dialogues, essays, or even a diary or a diary in a foreign language!

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