How to Learn and Memorize Spanish Vocabulary
- Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
- Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 13-02-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Anthony Metivier
Why memory is like a bicycle everyone can ride (with some minor personal adjustments).
The real reason why no one should ever be squeamish about memorization or learning a new language.
Why and how some of the most famous memory skills are applicable to learning any language, especially Spanish.
How to create a 27 "letter location" memory system based on the basic alphabet English speakers share with the Spanish (Spanish has an extra ñ).
Sample palaces that will show you exactly how and why these strategies work.
Unique techniques that will have you literally "tuning in" on the Spanish language.
How to identify & separate Spanish words into the most effective categories for easy memorization.
A simple strategy for memorizing the masculine and feminine genders (a process that some people consider the ultimate nightmare of language learning.)
A list of resources, including the secret to finding the absolute best dictionary to use when learning and memorizing Spanish vocabulary.
How a larger vocabulary gives you greater freedom to explore and enjoy the culture of the Spanish-speaking countries you travel to.
Two secrets of relaxation that aid the memorization process incredibly. These two methods will literally eliminate stress from your body as you work on learning and memorizing Spanish vocabulary.
And much, much more ...
Don't worry! None of these techniques are rocket science. These techniques have been used by real language learners, most of whom previously considered themselves owners of "bad memory" to make real strides in acquiring Spanish. Frankly, if you can memorize a short email address or the name of a movie, then you can use this system to memorize a language as rich and diverse as Spanish. Plus, everything you'll learn in this book applies to every other language that shares the same alphabet with English. And with a little imagination, this system is easily transferable to other alphabet systems too. But there's really no time to lose. Every day that you are not using this simple vocabulary memorization system, you are literally stealing from yourself the joy of reading, speaking and knowing Spanish as you easily expand the natural abilities of your mind.
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By Rahlan on 19-11-13
Please, if at all possible.. just read the book!!!
What did you like best about How to Learn and Memorize Spanish Vocabulary? What did you like least?
The information was very useful for someone either not familiar with memory techniques, or those who have never used the Memory Palace method. The book was encouraging and led the listener through the 'story' of why and how Anthony decided he needed to learn the language... what didn't work for him and what he finally did about it. I own the Kindle version of this, but decided to get the Audible version to listen to on the way to work. One can't really do all of the work required while behind the wheel, but can get an idea of what's needed.
What could Anthony Metivier have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
The one question I was left with after finishing was.. How do I deal with the limitation of placing only one word, phrase or idea at each location in the Memory Palace. If my Palace for the letter 'A' has only 12 locations, using the book's method, I can only place 12 words here. I'm sure there has to be a way to really STUFF each location full of words.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kevin Pierce?
Here's my big issue. I'm SURE that Mr. Pierce is a very nice gentleman, and I'd never say an unkind word about him... but I would NEVER have accepted the job of narrating a book about Spanish, if I could not pronounce Spanish. His attempts at Spanish pronunciation were PAINFUL to listen to.True, he does warn us near the beginning that he is no Spanish speaker... but I'd at least have familiarized myself with Spanish pronunciation before agreeing to do such narration. Spanish has a fairly straightforward pronunciation... only 5 vowel sounds (that are consistent), and ten minutes of study would help someone figure out which syllables get accented. I really felt sorry for Mr. Pierce by the end of the narration. PLEASE don't do this to Mr. Pierce again!!
Do you think How to Learn and Memorize Spanish Vocabulary needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
I DO think the book deserves a follow-up which details how to expand the system to include more words per location.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By richard bowman on 13-08-18
Challenging to follow.
The Memory Palace, the author references is a historically known method of gaining knowledge. As someone that appreciates memory techniques I found this to be challenging to make work. Glad I got the book, but can't enthusiastically the method will for work...at least for me it didn't.