What is the Secret to Learning a Language?
Our audio language-learning programs take advantage of the way the human brain acquires language as speech and creates its methodology around the single fact that there is a central way everyone acquires the ability to communicate in any language. They enable you to acquire new language ability as effortlessly as children absorb their native language. You will succeed because you learn vocabulary and grammar correctly and easily in conversational settings without mindless repetition.
Exclusive, copyrighted memory training system ensures you will always remember what you have learned. A natural mode of interactive communication through questions and answers; statements and rejoinder; give and take.
Lesson 1 begins with the most-frequently-utilized vocabulary native speakers use in their everyday conversations with each other. These are the most useful words and structures every language learner needs to insure communication. It is like having a personal tutor.
Uses the Graduated Interval Recall theory and the Principle of Anticipation to speed learning and recall, making it the most effective courses on the market today.
Our premier language learning system is built around our natural language learning capabilities. When we were children, we seemed to absorb language. But, as we age, that learning process tends to becomes more difficult. By studying the way that language skills are developed as we grow up and our language programs apply those techniques to his revolutionary system.
It is well known from studies of the brain that human beings recognize, identify and capture patterns of speech. This is how human infants learn their mother tongue over the first six years of life.
With that task accomplished, everyone has the necessary physical and mental equipment to go on and acquire additional means of communication (languages)! But—and this is the singular and highly complex factor that allows or prevents adults from doing what comes naturally—it is all in the selection and organization of the language materials which are created to manage second–language acquisition.
It is no longer efficient for an adult to learn by simply being exposed to other languages (as happens as a baby) because, being in possession of a fine first language which enables an adult to survive handsomely, there now has to be a different motivating factor as well as a second–language program which is especially prepared to recapitulate—in a special way—the original process of language acquisition for the adult mentality.
Through many years of research and development, it was discovered how to select and organize the materials of the second language to fit the one way that the stream of speech of an unknown language can enter the consciousness of the adult and be processed through the language learning power of the human brain.
Our language learning methodology, which makes language acquisition happen, looks singularly easy and transparent, but nothing could be farther from the truth. The science and skill (art, if you will) of creating a quality language learning program requires, nay demands, some 2,000 person–hours of three trained individuals to prepare thirty lessons.
The fine art of asking questions which will encourage the learner to induce the grammatical basis for answering the question, not only correctly, but also with the appropriate sounds of the new language as it delivers the meaning involved, is what enables the programmed language course to make language acquisition happen whenever the audio is heard.
This is the highly significant difference between our language programs and all other sets of published language materials. It is the secret to why these programs work and creates in the learner a significant and measurable set of communication skills provided they follow the scheduled learning activities.
How do I Use the Language Programs?
In order to gain the full benefits from the audio Language Programs, stick to the guidelines below…
- Choose a quiet place where you can practice without interruption and a time of day when your mind is most alert and your body least fatigued. You might study in your car, listening to the program while you commute or travel.
- Once you’ve started the program, simply follow the tutor’s instructions.
- Speak out loud when directed by the tutor and answer questions. There will be pauses after every instruction, giving you time to reply. It is essential to your progress that you speak out in a normal conversational voice when asked to respond. Your active participation in thinking and speaking is required for your success in mastering this course. After your response, a confirmation will be provided as reinforcement.
- Do not have a paper and pen nearby during the lessons, and do not refer to dictionaries or other books. Our method works with the language-learning portion of your mind, requiring language to be processed in its spoken form. You will only interrupt the learning process if you try to write the words you hear.
- Complete the lesson units in strict consecutive order-don’t skip around!
- Try your best to work through only one particular lesson (30 minutes long) each and every day. Research shows 30 minutes to be the optimum period for learning language, after which the mind loses its ability to retain new information. Although you should do no more than one particular lesson per day, you can repeat the same lesson unit any time during the day.
- If you are responding correctly about eighty percent of the time, then you’re ready to proceed to the next lesson on the following day. It is important to keep moving forward, but also not to set unreasonable standards of perfection that will keep you from progressing, which is why we recommend the eighty percent figure as a guide.
- If you do not feel comfortable moving on to the next lesson, simply repeat the lesson. Daily contact with the language is critical to successful learning. As long as one lesson is completed each day, even if it is repeated, you will be making progress!
- Note that in any large country, and even in many smaller countries, regional differences in language are common. In the United States, for example, a person from Maine can sound very different than someone from Texas. Pronunciations (“accents”) vary, and there are also minor differences in vocabulary. For example, what is called a “drinking fountain” in New York or Arizona is known as a “bubbler” in Wisconsin, and a “soft drink” in one part of America will be called “pop” elsewhere. The differences in English are even more distinct between North Americans and Britons, or between Britons and Australians. But all are native speakers of English; all can communicate with spoken English, read the same newspapers, and watch the same television programs, essentially without difficulty.
- In addition to regional differences, there are social differences. Our Language Programs use a standard “educated” speech, which will generally carry you throughout foreign countries without difficulty.