Using Your Memory To Learn English

So far this week, we’ve looked at two important ways to learn English:

1. Walking before you can run [read it here]

and

2. Crawling before you walk [read it here]

Today… memory.

Your memory is an incredible tool.

Many times a day, you ‘experience’ information.

But most of this information just gets lost.

You forget about it.

You only pay attention to a small amount of the information you experience each day.

And paying attention just isn’t enough. You need to actually use this information for it to mean anything to you.

Let’s look at an example…

Imagine there were three students in an English class.

The teacher is talking about food vocabulary.

Now, all of the students begin by watching and listening to the teacher… but soon, one student gets distracted by her phone.

The second student sees the images of food on the board and starts to think about dinner.

The third student pays attention and listens carefully.

Out of these three students, the third one has the best chance of remembering what he is listening to…

But listening – and reading – isn’t enough.

It’s just the beginning.

Paying attention and focusing only allows you to use your short-term memory.

And to really learn something, you need to move it to your long term memory.

So how do you do that?

We’ll talk about that tomorrow.

Sam

English For Study

Ps. Most people are fine with paying attention… The biggest challenge is moving everything to the long-term memory.

In the Improve Your English in Three Weeks course, I make it really easy for you learn and remember new vocabulary really quickly.

But you won’t just ‘know’ this new vocabulary…

By the end of the three weeks, you’ll be able to use this new vocabulary to speak and write.

And it will only take you 15-30 minutes a day.

The course is a free bonus when you join my advanced English learning program ‘The Difference’…

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About the Author Sam

Sam is the founder and creator of English For Study. He’s also a lecturer in EAP/Academic English. Apart from making Academic English easy, he likes learning languages, lifting weights and eating good food.

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