The best way to memorize new vocabulary and to increase it, is not only to repeat, but to connect, associate and repeat aloud. Flash cards are a great way to drill words. It combines visualization, repetition and association with the image shown. Great for group activities. However, if you has to study by yourself or in a small group, there is a different way to study vocabulary and it has proven to be successful when learning a second language. Here is how it works.
STEPS TO MEMORIZE VOCABULARY.
- Read all the words of the vocabulary.
- Go back a read it again but this time visualize, imagine the word.
- Go back and connect the words.
- Go back and create a story using words from previous vocabulary or add your own with the help of a dictionary.
- Go back a read your story aloud.
- Read all the words once.
Libro, lápiz, me gusta, manzana, fresas, contigo, ayer, hoy, la tarde, perro
- Read them again visualizing them.
Libro: Imagine the book, you reading it, big, old, great, blue, on the table..
Lápiz: Imagine a pencil, writing with the pencil, cute pencil, broken pencil, yellow…
Me gusta: Me gusta comer, bailar, correr… see yourself doing it
Manzana: Picture yourself buying it, cutting it, eating it, holding it.
Fresas: Make a juice, eat it with chocolate, enjoying it.
Contigo: see your friend with you, a dog with you,
Hoy: Think of what you would do today.
La tarde: Imagine what would you do in the afternoon.
Perro: See a big dog, a puppy, a sleeping dog, a playing dog or a dog peeing your door.
- Connect the words
√ El libro y el lápiz.
√ Me gustan las manzanas, las fresas, el libro y el lápiz.
√ En el parque contigo y mi perro
- Create a story and see it, imagine it.
“Me gusta el parque. Hoy por la tarde, voy contigo y el perro. Leo un libro y escribo. También como manzanas y fresas.”
- Read it aloud so you can hear yourself.
That is a vocabulary that you will learn by heart for life. Try it. You can do it. ☺
Hispanics are the largest minority in the United States. In the business world understanding others in their own language is a plus.
One thing is to learn some words and expressions and another is to learn Spanish enough to use it for work and to advance professionally. Speaking Spanish also enhances your resume and increases your employment possibilities.
For FUN and to Travel:
Want to learn just for FUN? Great! it makes the learning process easier. When we set up our mind to learn a second language just because one wants to get along with others, you have 50% of the success already!
Keep Your Brain Working:
Researches show that learning a second language sharpness the memory and may delay the onset of Alzheimer’s.
To Blog in Spanish:
As bloggers, you will also be able to expand your market to the Hispanic populations.
Whatever the reason is, here your dream will come to pass!