AEE 118: Train Your Brain for English Language Learning

train your brain for EnglishDo you ever feel discouraged about your English?

Do you feel like you’ll never be able to learn or remember new grammar or vocabulary words?

Well, when you feel this way, you need to remember that it’s all about science!

Today you’ll learn three things that you need to do to train your brain to learn English.

You need to make a pathway, connect, and use the language.

 

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1. Make a pathway:

Build a bridge between the receptors in your brain.

Imagine having two cliffs that are separate and you want to build a bridge to bring the two cliffs together.

This is not easy because you have old thinking patterns but you need to keep working hard to create the pathway.

How should you create the neural pathways? Think about your learning style and use the 80/20 rule.

How do you learn best?

Do you learn by listening?

Then spend your time listening! Do you learn through physical movement? Do more of that while you are learning English.

 

2. Make connections

Connect what you learning in English with someone else that you know well.

Create a mnemonic device.

A mnemonic device is something that you use like an abbreviation to remember words.

Everyone creates their own mnemonic devices in their own way. It might take more time initially, but you’ll save yourself a lot of time in the end.

 

3. Use what you are learning

Don’t just listen or read. You need to write, speak, and use the language.

You need to analyze what you are learning. Don’t focus on English just to use English.

Use English to learn about something else going on in your life.

 

Remember, build the pathways, connect, and use the English that you want to learn!

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Have you used this advice in your learning? How has it worked?

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