Learn more words and learn all the words in the right context:

July 26, 2010

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An important and unique feature of our new coming program is that questions may come with an attached context. When a word has several other meanings, you might actually have more than one correct answer for a particular question. Each particular word or group of words might be related to a particular object, person or […]

Language Tutor coming soon!

July 18, 2010

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Our new LanguageTutor software will be ready soon! Our associate web site http://foreignVocabulary.com is up and running today in 2 languages, French and English. Spanish will be added soon. We have finalized our software user interface. It is going to be an exciting product with just about 6.500 more words and short expressions to translate […]

Reverse Flashcard programs

June 29, 2010

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I would like to discuss one of the main issues encountered with using reverse flashcards programs, when you learn languages. – Let’s take the example of the English word “striped”, like in the expression “I am wearing a striped jacket”. You would translate “striped” for a “chaqueta” in Spanish by “a rayas” or “de rayas” […]

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Repetition is essential to remember words over the long run.

June 26, 2010

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See the term “spaced repetition” in a Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaced_repetition. This technique is not easy to implement, but with a little discipline and organization you can make it work. If you are using flash cards for example, you can make it a rule to review the flash cards you mastered  after a week, or a […]

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The biggest challenge

June 26, 2010

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The biggest challenge when studying vocabulary is to actually remember the words you just learned. Some words seem to stick to your memory immediately, whereas with others you always seem to forget. There are several ways to improve your memory when learning foreign language vocabulary. None is foolproof, and all require some work, but with […]

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About moreVocabulary:

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 […]

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How to learn vocabulary and why?

June 13, 2010

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Mastering vocabulary is a difficult and time-consuming task, but necessary and probably the most important part of the language learning process for many reasons. Just listen to the radio, watch a movie in a foreign language, or try to follow a conversation, and you quickly realize how much you do not understand because of all […]

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