Pickthebrain.com this week has an interesting article by Steve Kaufmann called “7 Concepts of Natural Language Learning.” How The Cartesian Spanish Pronunciation Lesson eBook differs from these concepts is very important.
The 7 Concepts in the article are:
- The brain can learn languages, trust it.
- The brain needs stimulus. Give it massive amounts of meaningful input.
- The brain will miss things. We can help the brain notice the language.
- Learn to engage your emotions in order to increase learning efficiency.
- When you learn naturally, you will feel motivated by your own success.
- When we learn, we change. We need to accept this change.
- The Internet – the new world of natural learning at our finger-tips.
These concepts are very powerful and address the full-engagement phase of learning a language. That’s the phase that comes immediately after the introduction to a new language, during which you find yourself practicing, even just with yourself, on a regular basis.
Concepts such as giving yourself meaningful contexts for learning new phrases or using language are vitally important to becoming fluent. I recall a news story about at university French teacher who would put his whole body into teaching his students, for instance sometimes throwing chairs across the classroom to teach the word “colère” (rage).
This kind of contextualization is very useful and important in learning a new language.
The Cartesian Spanish Pronunciation Lesson eBook operates on a phase that is much earlier than the one these concepts work on. The CSPL identifies the mechanics involved in pronouncing Spanish as compared to English. This is particularly important if your first language is English and you’re learning Spanish. In the reverse scenario the lesson still applies because the fundamentals are the same. In that case you would be learning about the mechanics involved in pronouncing English versus Spanish.
Learning this simple and fundamental distinction helps you train your ear as well as your mouth immediately so that you can both hear and voice the words of your new language (Spanish in this case) correctly. Building your vocabulary becomes easier after The Cartesian Spanish Pronunciation Lesson because you can more easily grasp and visualize the spelling of new, unheard of, words.
If The Cartesian Spanish Pronunciation Lesson eBook were about teaching dance steps, it would focus your attention on which foot you’re supposed to start with, right or left. Not knowing that would make learning a new dance step very difficult. Learning the rest of the dance would simply require applying some of the 7 concepts mentioned above to help you make the new moves meaningful and fun and therefore easier to embody.
The Cartesian Spanish Pronunciation Lesson eBook gets you started off on the right foot.
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