World Vocab™ Method

Our method optimizes memorization by simultaneously utilizing visual memory, auditory memory and muscle memory.  This creates more mental pathways between the foreign language words, their definitions and their proper pronunciations.  Ultimately having visual, auditory and muscle memory connections to the vocabulary will help with memory retention and memory recall.  First we will explain our audio lesson format and then describe in detail how this format and our memorization method will help you increase your memory retention of the foreign vocabulary of your choice.

The Format

 

The lesson format allows for repeated follow along practice of the English words paired with their foreign language equivalents.  It is necessary to practice speaking the English words, as well as the foreign language translations.

 

LEGEND:

Bold Words - Spoken out loud by the audio lesson

Italic Words - Spoken out loud by the listener

(...) - two second pause

 

Example Quick Vocab™ Spanish Verbs Audio Transcription: (DOES NOT MIMIC FOLLOW ALONG PRACTICE)

English to Spanish

to abandon (...) abandonar (...) to abandon (...) abandonar (...)

to address (...) abordar (...) to address (...) abordar (...)

to hug (...) abrazar (...) to hug (...) abrazar (...)

to open (...) abrir (...) to open (...) abrir (...)

 

Spanish to English

abandonar (...) to abandon (...) abandonar (...) to abandon (...)

abordar (...) to address (...) abordar (...) to address (...)

abrazar (...) to hug (...) abrazar (...) to hug (...)

abrir (...) to open (...) abrir (...) to open (...)

 

Each two second pause allows for the listener to speak the vocabulary word outloud.  Read example below.

to abandon (listener says 'to abandon'abandonar (listener says 'abandonar'to abandon (repeatabandonar (repeat)

 

Example Quick Vocab™ Spanish Common Verbs Audio Vocabulary Transcription: (FOLLOW ALONG PRACTICE ALSO TRANSCRIBED)

 

*Remember that the italic texts represent the listener repeating the words within the two second pause*

English to Spanish

to abandon to abandon abandonar abandonar to abandon to abandon abandonar abandonar

to address to address abordar abordar to address to address abordar abordar

to hug to hug abrazar abrazar to hug to hug abrazar abrazar

to open to open abrir abrir to open to open abrir abrir

 

English to Spanish

abandonar abandonar to abandon to abandon abandonar abandonar to abandon to abandon

abordar abordar to address to address abordar abordar to address to address

abrazar abrazar to hug to hug abrazar abrazar to hug to hug

abrir abrir to open to open abrir abrir to open to open

 

This lesson format and method of audio, visual and muscle memory repetition is a fun and addicting way to learn this vocabulary.  Very simple to get the hang of and easy to repeat over and over again for practice.  

 

Audio Memorization

 

The easy to follow format allows the listener to hear the English word spoken out loud, to hear themselves mimic the English speaker and then to do the same for Spanish.  The reason for the double repetition is that this will help pair the English and Spanish words in the learners audio memory.  The words will begin to "sound" right together and this will form a mental link between the way the two words sound and are spoken together.  You are listening to the English word being spoken 4 times (2x by audio lesson, 2x by your own voice) paired with the Spanish word 4 times (2x by audio lesson, 2x by your own voice).  This utilizes auditory memory and modeling techniques in order to increase memory retention.

 

Memory Connections Made:

1x Connection Made

1. The sound of the English word will pair itself with the sound of the Spanish word in your mind

 

Visual Memorization

 

The lesson comes with a visual follow along guide and printable flashcards. In order to maximize the benefit of this lesson it is necessary to follow along with your eyes, ears, as well as your voice.  What this will do is pair the visual image of the English and Spanish words together 2 times.  It will also connect the visual representation of the vocabulary to the sound of the vocabulary. This will increase your memory recognition when reading texts or help with memory recall when writing in a foreign language or listening to a foreign language.

 

Memory Connections Made:

2x Connections Made 

1. The visual representation of the English terms are paired with the visual representation of the Spanish terms

2. The visual representation of the word pairs are connected to the audio representation of the word pairs

Muscle Memorization

 

Practicing to pronounce words in a foreign language is similar to learning how to ride a bicycle.  You are training the muscles in your face, mouth and throat to form the proper pronunciation of the foreign and English vocabulary.  When practiced enough your body will remember instinctively how to pronounce difficult vowels or consonants.  Even if not used for a long while, this muscle memory is still strong and present.  This is why we relate it to riding a bicycle. Once you learn how to pronounce the vocabulary correctly and practice enough, it will stick with you.  This is the core of reasoning behind the follow along practice.  You will be able to pair how it FEELS to speak the English word with how it FEELS to speak the foreign language equivalent.  Your voice will also be paired with the visual and audio representations of the vocabulary words.

 

Memory Connections Made:

3x Connections Made 

1. How the English words feel being spoken is connected to how the Spanish words feel to be spoken 

2. The muscle memory of the words being spoken is paired with the visual representation of the words

3. The sound or audio of the words is connected to how the words feel being spoken

World Vocab™ Method

 

This method of follow along practice was created by foreign language students, professionals and native speakers of Spanish, French and German who have studied English as a second language.  These individuals brainstormed on the best and most effective way of learning vocabulary outside of total cultural and language immersion.  This took into account current scientific knowledge of the brain and current memorization techniques, as well as their own individual experiences and challenges throughout their language learning careers.  Our core belief is that learning is more effective when it combines what we believe to be the three core types of memory. Visual memory, auditory memory and muscle memory.

 

These are the three most commonly recommended ways to learn new vocabulary:

Reading (Visual Memory)

Watching Foreign TV or Film (Visual and Auditory Memory)

Speaking With a Friend (Auditory Memory and Muscle Memory)

 

Our method is a version of combining these best practices into one.  You will be able to visually pair the English terminology to the Spanish terminology, connect the terms together with the way the words sound together and then pair the words together with the muscle memory of pronouncing the vocabulary.

 

Total Memory Connections:

Visual to Visual

Visual to Auditory

Visual to Muscle Memory

Auditory to Auditory

Auditory to Muscle Memory

Muscle Memory to Muscle Memory 

Contextual Memory

 

Try out our free lesson and share with us how our method worked for you!

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