If someone told you that you could learn a language in half the time what would be your reaction?
Sorry, but there's no context here. Half the time as compared to what? Or, who? If you are trying to say that you can learn a language faster than the traditional high school curriculum with greater comprehension and retention, I would say, "Of course you can!" In fact, I've gone through a course that teaches how to teach virtually any language using techniques proven by modern neuroscience. That's how I learned Spanish - since none of my high school Spanish stuck. I've actually written a number of Hubs on some of the lessons learned.
If you can provide a little more context, I would love to know what technique(s) you are referring to. I'm always looking for new ways to enhance the success of both me and my students.
I guess I'd wonder half of what sort of time - if they have a starting point, and then half it, and if the program sounds viable, I might be curious enough to look into it.
Well on the one hand that's the point. So many courses promoting high-speed learning with that promise [see picture] creating false hopes. Unless you have measured the students learning speed before taking the course I would assume that while an average language student needed 6 month their students would do the same amount of language learning in 3. That could be measured by level exams. And of course it is more likely that one learns faster with only 5 fellow students or individually instead of having 20 other students that might be way too slow or too fast [like in my school but also possible in Goethe-Institute]. I always say that the learning speed highly depends on the individual and that setting achievable goals is the cornerstone of success when learning German. But you definitely can simplify certain grammatical tasks and then focus on the parts that you really learn German for. This can be done with so called memory-techniques adapted to suit German learners' needs. Their efficiency can be tested once beforehand and then after having learned and applied the techniques. That's what I do in my Artikelkurs. I am working on a text explaining that technique right now. Be patient and have a nice weekend.
by mikgio 6 years ago
What do you think is the best way to start learning a new language?Are there any resources you think are useful?
by szts77 6 years ago
To those who love learning languages! How do you learn a language from zero?I'm a linguist, knowing four languages. I'm considering learning Italian now, after Russian, English, Spanish and French - it sounds great, and it also seems similar to Spanish and therefore should be easy to learn.But what...
by capricornrising 6 years ago
What is the best method to use to learn a language that is not your own?
by Obinna Donald Ogba 10 months ago
Why are people able to speak a language, but cannot write or read it?
by Brandon Martin 6 years ago
Should high schoolers be able to choose core classes based on a choice of future career?Sophomores and upper classmen only though... they already have prep-classes that you can choose, but is that enough. Kids with 4.0's through high school bust their butts on learning useless information (like why...
by ngureco 8 years ago
What can I do as a parent to help my baby learn a language faster?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|