Instant Recall Portuguese, 6-Hour MP3 Audio Program: Including Brazilian Portuguese

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9780071637343: Instant Recall Portuguese, 6-Hour MP3 Audio Program: Including Brazilian Portuguese

Learn and remember Portuguese 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 Portuguese 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 Portuguese for shrimp is camarão. Imagine a shrimp with a camera on its head; 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 Portuguese courses 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 PORTUGUESE for RICE is ARROZ
Imagine ARROWS landing in your bowl of RICE

The PORTUGUESE for SOUP is SOPA
Imagine your SOUP tastes like SOAP

The PORTUGUESE for BED is CAMA
Imagine a CAMEL in your BED

The PORTUGUESE for COW is VACA
Imagine a COW with a VACUUM leaner, cleaning a field

What is the English for VACA, CAMA, SOPA, ARROZ?
If you get these right it is highly likely you will like the whole course since this is how words are taught all the way through.

The Instant recall PORTUGUESE 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 are taught 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 Portugal or Brazil.. A BIG BONUS FOR THE PORTUGUESE PACKAGE IS THAT FULL RECORDINGS OF BOTH EUROPEAN AND BRAZILIAN COURSE COME WITH THE PACKAGE.
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
.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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