The Pimsleur Language Method

Lately, I’ve been really busy with work, and haven’t done as much with memory as I wish I were doing.  I’m about to leave to Hawaii for a week, though I’m not sure how much free time I will have.

Though I haven’t had time to work on memorizing Portuguese vocabulary, I’ve been listening to the Pimsleur Brazilian Portuguese CDs. The Pimsleur System is very interesting. I think they have the best audio materials for learning languages that I’ve come across so far. Read more

Thinking about Mnemonic Systems for Learning Words and Languages

I’ve been thinking about mnemonic systems for memorizing foreign words similar to some of the descriptions I’ve read about Giordano Bruno’s system. I don’t think it would be efficient to memorize every single syllable of a foreign word with an image, but it might be useful to have a vocabulary of images that could be applied to any word in order to jog the memory. Read more