Repeating learning material is essential for retaining what you learned. Big surprise? Not really. Now, did you know that you should repeat every new topic at least three times for effective learning progress. Within 20 minutes we forget 40% of what we learned. After another 40 minutes, we forget half of it. One day later, … Read moreRepeat It to Keep It: Third Time’s a Charm!
Before going into detail and providing tips for students, I would like to describe the three key elements of learning according to Perkin. Perkins´ model includes three elements that influence the way of learning. The first element is TEMPO. It reflects the speed of our neurons. This speed is inherent and individual. Somebody who has … Read moreLearning a language – A guide for students
Vera F. Birkenbihl Learning Software developed ABC lists. This creativity and thinking tool can be applied to all areas of life. Decades ago, Elizabeth Loftus found out that people remember information by listing them according to their first letter. This is the reason, why it is easier for us to recall information by using ABC … Read moreBe creative! Through ABC-lists
Comparing different languages with each other can be highly interesting. Similarities and differences are shown and thereby, learning more languages at a time can be easy. This is especially true for languages from the same language group. For instance, if you know English, it is quite straightforward to learn other Romance languages. Why? Because English … Read moreLearning more than one foreign language at a time? – No problem!