Instant Recall Italian, 6-Hour MP3 Audio Program

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9780071637275: Instant Recall Italian, 6-Hour MP3 Audio Program

Learn and remember Italian words

“A simple new way to increase your foreign-language vocabulary . . .”
-Nada El Sawy, Newsweek

Developed by memory expert Dr. Michael M. Gruneberg, Instant Recall Italian offers a proven method to help you build vocabulary and learn basic grammar instantly. All you need to do is listen, picture mental images, and then respond to the tests.

For example: The Italian for full is pieno. Imagine being so full that you have to rest on a piano; then keep this picture in your mind for about 10 seconds, until the next word is presented. After a set if 8 to10 words, you are tested on whatyou have learned. Within 10 to 12 hours, you will have a solid foundation of vocabulary and grammar to communicate confidently.

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One of the main methods used in the course to learn vocabulary is the method of association or Linkword method

It works like this. PICTURE EACH IMAGE BELOW IN YOUR MINDS EYE FOR 10 SECONDS TO FIX IT IN YOUR MEMORY.

The Italian for BEDROOM is CAMERA
Imagine CAMERAS scattered all over your BEDROOM

The Italian for NIGHT is NOTTE
Imagine a NAUGHTY NIGHT out

The Italian for FLY is MOSCA
Imagine MOSCOW being invaded by FLIES

The Italian for EXPENSIVE is CARO
Imagine you buy an EXPENSIVE CAR

What is the ENGLISH for CARO,MOSCA, NOTTE, CAMERA?

The Instant recall Italian course is unique in that it is written by a memory expert, in conjuction with language experts. This means that much more attention is paid to helping learners remember what they have learned than is the case with other courses. Vocabulary AND BASIC GRAMMAR istaught on the course, and you are frequently asked to translate words and sentences so you can see the progress you are making. Within an hour you will be able to translate sentences and within 10 or so hours of learning you will have enough vocabulary and grammar to communicate effectively in many situations you will meet in Italy.
Over 60 Scientific Studies published in Scientific journals have shown that for the vast majority of people, this method of learning increases speed of learning by up to 3 times normal learnng methods and that such learning benefits are long lasting.In one early study published in the journal of Educational Psycholgy, learners using this method on a list of 60 Spanish words remembered 88% of the 60 word list, compared to an average of 28% retention when this method was not used. Disk 2 of the Instant Recall package lays out in detail the huge amount of evidence showing the effectiveness of the methods used in the course.
It is important however that users follow the instructions and picture each image in their mind's eye as vividly as possible, as well as testing themselves after each set of words are learned, or the method will not be effective If therefore, the examples above worked for you, the whole course is highly likely to work for you also.
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.A few people claim the images used in the course are a bit strange. Of course they are!! Many published studies have show that the images we use are highly effective, in part because their strangeness makes them memorable.
No method of learning works for ever, but if you follow instructions to picture each image for 10 seconds, do the tests on the course and translate the sentence examples, you will be amazed at how much you learn in a very short time. The courses work for all ages above the age of ten years. More importantly they work for people who were poor at languages at school as well as those who are good at languages, and there is some feedback that people who are dyslexic benefit from the course also.

About the Author:

Michael Gruneberg, Ph.D., is an internationally respected respected authority and author on memory enhancement. He is the past president of the International Learned Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition.

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