Want to make creations as awesome as this one?

Transcript

MEMORY HACKS

How to learn (and teach!) vocabulary faster

Radka Malá

  • memory hacks & tips
  • myths
  • how to put them into practice

VOCABULARY FACT OR FICTION
(AND BEYOND BELIEF!)

"Knowing is half the battle."

G. I. Joe

What's a wrong way to learn/teach vocabulary?

IMAGES, NOT WORDS, ARE A GREAT TOOL TO LEARN VOCAB

1

comprehensible

upload

mum

pretend

sunset

table

computer

Albert Einstein

table

dinner

love

dog

table

because

VON RESTORFF EFFECT

apple

negotiate

theory of relativity

synchronize

tree

wood

VON RESTORFF EFFECT

comprehensible

upload

mum

pretend

sunset

table

computer

Albert Einstein

table

dinner

love

dog

table

because

apple

negotiate

theory of relativity

synchronize

tree

wood

VON RESTORFF EFFECT

DRAW A PICTURE

DRAW AN IDIOM

GO BACK TO SQUARE ONE

Content

students must understand

Timing

Environment

beginning / end / repeated

context --- visual

HANDLES TO INFORMATION

IMAGES, NOT WORDS, ARE A GREAT TOOL TO LEARN VOCAB

WHEN YOU WANT TO LEARN VOCAB, SET ASIDE AN HOUR OR TWO WHEN YOU KNOW NO ONE WILL DISTURB YOU

2

MAGICAL NUMBERS

7

MILLER'S NUMBER

COWAN'S NUMBER

4

min. a day

15

SCHEDULE REVISION

Anki

Quizlet

Memrise

APPS FOR SCHEDULING REVISION

WHEN YOU WANT TO LEARN VOCAB, SET ASIDE AN HOUR OR TWO WHEN YOU KNOW NO ONE WILL DISTURB YOU

it's enough to take notes in the lesson & then repeat the words at home

3

HOW TO TAKE NOTES

structure

filter / personalise

intention of retrieval

HOW TO TAKE NOTES

HOW TO TAKE NOTES

structure

filter / personalise

intention of retrieval

only English

in sentences

gaps

images

apps

Anki / Quizlet / Memrise

FLASHCARD RULES

TEST YOURSELF

SEMANTIC

CODING

PHONEMIC

STRUCTURAL

cognitively demanding

less

least

SEMANTIC-CODING TASKS

The Zeigarnik effect:

BLUMA ZEIGARNIK

an attempt to recall a word, although unsuccessful, is better than just reading it

IMPLICATION FOR FLASHCARDS

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat. Ut wisi enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exerci tation ullamcorper suscipit lobortis nisl ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.


it's enough to take notes in the lesson & then repeat the words at home

USING VOCAB LISTS IS A PRODUCTIVE WAY OF LEARNING

4

VOCAB MAPS

LANGUAGE CHUNKS

HAPPY WORD FAMILIES / QUARTETS

USING VOCAB LISTS IS A PRODUCTIVE WAY OF LEARNING

iF YOU KEEP IT SIMPLE, YOU'LL NEVER MAKE ANY PROGRESS

5

CZENGLISH

He vomitted a long postcard on her.

She lied about one hundred and six.

For me, behind me.

He gave her a long look.

She lied through her teeth.

Whatever. It's all the same to me.

STEPHEN KRASHEN'S COMPREHENSIBLE INPUT

iF YOU KEEP IT SIMPLE, YOU'LL NEVER MAKE ANY PROGRESS

LEARNING VOCAB IN SEMANTIC SETS FACILITATES REMEMBERING

6

interference theory

7.2

11.3

VS

"Context helps us create a memory & context helps us retrieve a memory."

LISA GENOVA

VARIETY OF CONTEXTS

PERSONALISED CONTEXT

what you need

what you don't need

look up words you use most often

Make a choice

LEARNING VOCAB IN SEMANTIC SETS FACILITATES REMEMBERING

IF YOU LISTEN AND READ OFTEN ENOUGH, YOUR VOCAB WILL GROW NATURALLY

7

reception

attention

&

IF YOU LISTEN AND READ OFTEN ENOUGH, YOUR VOCAB WILL GROW NATURALLY

venturesbooks.cz
venturesbooks.sk

metodik@venturesbooks.com

Thank you!