Lately, I’ve been really busy with work, and haven’t done as much with memory as I wish I were doing. I’m about to leave to Hawaii for a week, though I’m not sure how much free time I will have.
Though I haven’t had time to work on memorizing Portuguese vocabulary, I’ve been listening to the Pimsleur Brazilian Portuguese CDs. The Pimsleur System is very interesting. I think they have the best audio materials for learning languages that I’ve come across so far. Read more
I’m getting closer to finishing a mnemonic systems for sounds. Read more
I listed out about half of the 201 Portuguese verbs from my book in three columns on a pad of paper. I started memorizing the verbs that end with -ar, placing them in a field at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Here are some examples of how I’m doing it:
I’ve been so busy with work, that I haven’t started memorizing vocabulary yet, but here is my plan so far: Read more
I’ve been thinking about mnemonic systems for memorizing foreign words similar to some of the descriptions I’ve read about Giordano Bruno’s system. I don’t think it would be efficient to memorize every single syllable of a foreign word with an image, but it might be useful to have a vocabulary of images that could be applied to any word in order to jog the memory. Read more
As mentioned in a previous post, I’m going to try to use mnemonic techniques to learn Brazilian Portuguese. I want to see how far I can get in 30 days. I travel a lot and if this technique for learning languages works, I’m going to use it often.
When I was in Greece last summer I experimented with a technique to learn languages described by Dominic O’Brien in some of his books. Here is how the technique works: