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Simple Mnemonics For Learning Vocabulary: The Keyword Method The keyword method mnemonic is a very simple way to help you remember foreign language vocabulary. It goes like this: You encounter a foreign language word that is difficult to remember. You find a word or phrase in your language that has a similar sound.
You create a visual image for the keyword the word or phrase in your language and then connect the image with the foreign language meaning. When I was learning Indonesian a few years ago, I used a mnemonic to learn the word for coconut, which is kelapa in Indonesian. Then I thought of an image: Finding a phrase in English that sounds like this was easy: So I created an image: How to create an effective keyword mnemonic You can make the best keyword mnemonics when the keyword the word in your language sounds close to the foreign language word, and the keyword is something concrete that you can easily create an engaging visual image and experience for.
A falling coconut is something you can easily visualize, and getting hit on the head by it is something that incorporates your body and its sense of touch your kinesthetic modality. If you visualize that and feel the coconut hitting your head and feel annoyed by it, or alternatively you watch someone else get hit on the head by a coconut and laugh your ass off at them, then you are both seeing and feeling something.
The too-big water is similar. I could imagine trying to lift it to take a sip, and almost losing my balance trying to lift it. Looking at this word I struggled to find anything in English that sounds similar.
So I just hacked it out and did the best I could with approximations: Well, BAD eating habits! That one was hard.
But, often the more effort you put into a mnemonic the more it will stick, even if the image is bizarre or unintuitive.
That would be very time intensive and in a lot of cases unnecessary. There will always be vocabulary that your brain just takes in and assimilates with little conscious effort on your part, for whatever reason.
Usually I load new vocabulary into Anki, both in isolation and in a phrase or sentence, and test myself, and when I have trouble remembering certain cards then I target those vocabulary items and create mnemonics for them.
This is for a Tagalog word I learned this week: I had trouble remembering it, so I tried to think of a similar-sounding word in English to create an image with.
I read an article on a man named Kimani Maruge, an illiterate old man in Kenya who started going to elementary school when he was 84 years old. And yes I know he actually went to school in Nairobi.
So… There are lots of other more advanced mnemonics, but this simple type is possibly the most useful.
The important thing is that the keyword helps you remember the foreign language word, and that the image you create is vivid enough to recall easily.
The more of a reaction it gets out of you the better!that my own and other people’s attitude and motivation for learning English grammar has been different through time and by different teacher personality. This is previous research about motivation and learning English grammar.
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