|08-29-2007, 07:48 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Photoread to learn new language?
hello, first i have to say that i'm not a native English speaker, so i have to apologize for bad grammars.
I just wonder if you can photoread to learn new language faster and better than regular way of learning. (reading textbook again and again, memorize vocabulary word by word)
i'm very new to photoreading though, i never have any benefit from photoreading yet. I have photoreaded many books and I think I've done it correctly. I state my purpose, then preview the book and know the contents before I start photoread. I do see bulb, alert, and relax. The problem is that I cannot activate any information after 20 minutes or the day after. When I super read or rapid read is just like finding myself reading a book for the first time. (Only that I know the contents or headers but I don't feel similar with the information and have no idea at all where can i find specific information i want to)
well, this is my photoread problem. but, i'm not giving up. Just want to share and hope someone can help me fix the problem.
ok, sorry for that, lets get back to the topic.
Have anyone ever try learning new language by photoread?
or do you know any other way to learn new language fast?
if I have 1-2 hours a day.
my goal is to be able to read comfortably of the new language. (Like surfing the webs, read articles, blogs), memorize about 5,000 words all of these in one month.
assume that i already know a little about the language. (concepts and some vocabs)
Thank you so much for reading to this. Hope we can share more experience!
EDIT: My real goal is to be fluent with the new language, But i know that takes hundreds of hours. or the best way is to go live in that country, which is not possible for me now. Just want to know that photoreading or other method could help, ahem, *dramatically*
Last edited by Saeros; 08-29-2007 at 08:35 AM. Reason: more thought
|08-29-2007, 12:45 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Here's the response I posted in the other thread:
I've never tried it, but I imagine so. I know people have used it to help learn new programming languages. In one of the PR books there's also a story about a programmer who found more bugs after PhotoReading the computer code he wrote.
When PhotoReading you first get a general overview of a book and then dive into the details. So first you build the context; then you learn the content. I think this model could work well for learning a foreign language -- build a high-level overview of the language constructs and grammar; then begin acquiring the vocabulary and nuances of the language. So instead of learning the language linearly (like I did with 3 years of French in high school, most of which is long forgotten), you would learn it in a more top-down manner.
It seems to me this is how children learn a language through immersion. First, they pick up the gross constructs and a few words. As they age they continue to refine the lower level details and add vocabulary.
One advantage you'd have with learning a language is that it would be relatively easy to define a clear goal, such as being able to watch a movie in that language and understand the plot and dialog.
I'm really just speculating here though -- again I've never tried learning a language via PhotoReading, although I have PhotoRead books on writing and speaking in English (and it worked well).
|08-29-2007, 02:15 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
I guess if you have a clear purpose in mind and you definitely know why you are reading the book and not just reading to pass the time, like learning a new language, you will pay more attention in each step of the PhotoReading, and therefore gain a better understanding of the book and what you want out of it. Squeeze that book like a sponge and get the knowledge you need and discard the rest.
The thing I believe I am going to like most about photoreading on a regular basis is I will know right away whether the book is worth reading. If a language book I get doesn't seem to be the one for me, I will know immediately, in the store/library, and not need to even go any further. The biggest challenge is making photoreading a habit, which I will have to PhotoRead some of Steve's articles from the past to do so.
|08-29-2007, 03:49 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: new delhi, india
accelerated learning new language
hello to all,
myself sanjay sharma from india. first of all sorry to repeat my question. because i am trying to ask differently from all of you.
i am right now interested to learn the foriegn language french for myself. and i read somewhere in the internet a long time ago (now i forget the name of website) that there is a course which helps me to learn the foreign language quickly. this course helps to accelerated the learning. with the help of this course i am able to learn 100-150 words of foreign langauge in one day and with the help of this course i am able to speak, write the french in one or two months.
i just wanted to ask from someone who have the knowledge about the accelrated learning that can we get this kind of results from course is fake or right. if you have any knowledge regarding this course than please help me to suggest some courses.
sanjay sharma, india
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