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Fluent forever : how to learn any language fast and never forget it / Gabriel Wyner.

Wyner, Gabriel (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

For those who've despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick... At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently. He didn't learn them in school- who does? Rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources-and here he wants to show others what he's discovered. Starting with pronunciation, you'll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you'll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery rather than translations, which will enable you to think in a foreign language. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, tatting what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day. Book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 418.0071 WYN 2014 (Text) 33892100177394 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 08/21/2014 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385348119 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0385348118 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: ix, 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, [2014]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-317) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Stab, stab, stab -- Upload : five principles to end forgetting -- Sound play -- Word play and the symphony of a word -- Sentence play -- The language game.
Summary, etc.:
For those who've despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick... At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently. He didn't learn them in school- who does? Rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources-and here he wants to show others what he's discovered. Starting with pronunciation, you'll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you'll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery rather than translations, which will enable you to think in a foreign language. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, tatting what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day. Book jacket.
Subject: Fluency (Language learning)
Communicative competence
Language and languages > Study and teaching
Multilingualism

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