Learn words 3 times faster
Retain words 90% longer
No more learning by rote!
Proven method – Atkinson & Raugh
Learning a foreign language can certainly be challenging, however the word association process takes the edge right off. I highly recommend this book!
– Martin Lee
I discovered James's book and couldn't stop laughing! And to my surprise I remember every word and its meaning.
Learnt 10 new words in 30 mins and when my tutor tested me on them 1 hour later, she was so impressed at how fast I learnt them. Freakin' awesome imagination James. I love it!
This book is awesome and funny! I flipped through it for the first time for about 15 seconds and without trying was able to remember three words. Not bad at all ;). Thanks James!
Found this app really useful and it felt really fun and informative to use to. I can't believe how easy it was to learn and ended up buying the paid version in the end. Would recommend to anyone!!!!
Simplistic and fun, found it really easy to remember vocabulary, pretty much instantly. Unique style of learning which I loved, so never got bored!
If only I'd had this way of learning when I was at school, it's brilliant.
This is a very easy and useful way of learning... good fun, too! Great approach
– Amazon Customer
Comedy Improv and Dance facilitator, IT Pro and Coach
My aim is to provide a method of learning which anyone can use, that not only makes words easy to remember, but is presented in a manner which is engaging, comical and highly effective. I learned Indonesian using this method and I love being able to share it with you.
Link new words to words you know
How much = Berapa
Imagine at the market you want to know how much for the sarong but you can’t hear because of the rapping bears. How many bear-rappers are there?
Later = Nanti
Imagine you are excited that later you will go to your Nan’s for Tea and have Nan-Tea.
Will = Akan (Pr: Ah-kaan)
Imagine you are at an airfield and you will learn to fly, then you can tell everyone “Ah I can”.
Beach = Pantai
Imagine you go to the beach and everyone has a pan around their necks. You ask someone and they explain it’s the new fashion beach wear called a Pan Tie.
In/ At/ On = Di
Imagine you are in trouble deep when you forget to leave your tax return on the table at the Tax Office.
88% Words retained using the method
27% Words retained learning by rote
Studies carried out by Atkinson & Raugh showed for learning Spanish – the results were 3 times better than learning using traditional methods. (Full PDF)
50% Better immediate recall
75% Improvement longer term
Other tests showed a considerable improvement in immediate recall. The associations used were very simple and still the results were marked.
Don’t try so hard
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