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Posted on June 16, 2010

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Some facts you may or may not know about learning vocabulary in a foreign language:

– In a typical schoolbook application, most students remember only 10% of learned material after a few days, which means that 90% of what was learned is forgotten.

– Knowing a relatively small number of words takes you a long way, but not far enough. You actually need to learn a greater number of words!

– Words should be learned in context, such as in a sentence or in a text.  A word’s meaning is inferred from context and therefore better retained. (Is this really what you mean to say? They should “not” be learned in context?)

– Testing your vocabulary is a clear indication of progress, makes you aware of your knowledge gaps, and stimulates your vocabulary acquisition in a good way.

– It is better to test your vocabulary knowledge separately, outside of a classroom, on a regular basis.

A great body of research is available to support this short list of facts. We have also extensively learned from our own experience in learning languages, and have assembled ideas and proven techniques from many other teachers and linguists around the world, before authoring this Language Tutor program.

A great body of work is available to support this short list of facts. We have extensively learned about our own experience in learning languages, and have assembled ideas and proven techniques from many other teachers and linguists around the world, before authoring this Language Tutor program.

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