We carried out in-depth research and interviews with many specialist linguists, foreign language teachers as well as busy students who study foreign languages in different ways. We decided to make a symbiosis between the two most popular methods of learning new words, the method of recurrent auditory perception of the words from the original language and the flash card method, which is characterized by the challenge of reading the word in one language and recognising it in the new language. Based on these two successful practices, Worddio's method consists of listening to a predetermined quantity of pairs of the same words, in the native language and in the language you want to study. We tested the Worddio method in 5 language schools with nearly 300 students and the effect was astounding.
The Worddio project has been approved and evaluated as an innovative project under the Operational Program for Innovation and Competitiveness of the EU in 2017.
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"I am a big fan of “smart” flashcards. On one side, write the English word, just as a backup, and to test yourself. On the other side, write the word, then the word in a short sentence. Make the sentence close to “home” – use real people / facts in your life, it will help your brain remember it better. Camille (together with her husband Olivier) runs the website French Today where she blogs and offers a series of products and services to help you learn French. She has been teaching French for 19 years."
"In my experience as a learner and teacher, the stronger one’s mastery of the sounds and “flow” of the language, the easier it is to pick up new vocab and expressions through simple listening and interaction. You can memorize an entire dictionary of vocab on paper, but that information is useless if you can’t recognize the sounds of those words in real speech or wrap your mouth around their articulation when trying to express yourself."" Idahosa Ness is the creator of the Mimic Method and Flow Training. He teaches people how to sing, rap and mimic foreign languages with a perfect accent."
"It’d have to be repetition. Whether they use a strict SRS (Spaced Repetition System) or not, reading, writing, and repeating words out loud until they are set in memory is a simple but powerful way to learn new vocabulary."" Catherine is the founder of the Women Learn Thai blog where she shares how she makes her way through the Thai language and culture. She lives in Bangkok."
"If I had to give one vocabulary learning tip, it would be: There’s just no way around memorizing a bunch of words. So put the words where you’ll see them as often as possible: on a wall, in a notebook you carry around, on your computer desktop, etc. That way you can get in more review “reps” and memorize them more easily."" Albert Wolfe is the author of various books. Among them: Chinese 24/7: Everyday Strategies for Speaking and Understanding Mandarin. He also teaches English at the Peizheng College in Guangzhou, China and runs the blog Laowai Chinese"
"For some people, using flashcards will work best, while for others writing down new words or using a vocabulary trainer app will do the trick. My personal favourite however is learning languages through creative storytelling. Andre Klein, born in Germany, is the writer behind the great Learn Out Live blog and several books on how to learn German like: Learning German Through Storytelling."
"I would say: consider learning vocabulary through audio materials. Corinne McKay is a certified French to English translator. She’s also part of the Board of Directors of the American Translators Association, author of several books about translation and writes on her blog: Thoughts on Translation."
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"My favourite vocabulary building technique is — storing new words that I encounter from chatting with friends into an SRS (Spaced Repetition System) program. Kevin Chen is co-founder of italki. italki helps connect people learning foreign languages with online teachers around the world."
"I have encountered many vocabulary-building methods and I think a lot of them are great and very effective to a certain point. And many of them seem to work in the beginning but then most language learners come to a point that is really hard to overcome. And I think that is the main problem. You can use the best learning materials and the best methods but if you are not motivated anymore – no method will work. So I think a good vocabulary-building method is a method that keeps you motivated. Lucas Kern is the founder of Leicht-Deutsch-Lernen.com, where he offers several products to help you learn German while having fun."
"The Five Steps For Learning Vocabulary Step 1: Listen and repeat Step 2: Determine meaning from context. Step 3: Create a mnemonic device. Step 4: Write the word onto a flashcard. By hand. On cardstock. Step 5: Use the new word right away, even if it’s the first word you’ve learned in that language. Mark Thomson is a self-taught, fluent speaker of Russian (currently living in Ukraine) and the creator of the online course Russian Accelerator, as well as the chief consultant for the course Japanese Mastery Method."
"Here is my vocabulary building tip, which I used to learn Thai, and am still using today to continue to improve. I write all my new vocabulary words on a piece of paper that I always keep in my pocket. I pull it out when I have any free time – waiting in line at the store, riding a bus, standing in an elevator, etc. – and use it to practice. Tim Bewer has written or co-written over two dozen guidebooks for Lonely Planet, Moon Handbooks, and other publishers. He lives in Khon Kaen, Thailand where he runs a tour company called: Isan Explorer."
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