Repeat It to Keep It: Third Time’s a Charm!

Birkenbihl repetition for learning

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!

Learning a language – A guide for students

Learning a language at school

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

Learning more than one foreign language at a time? – No problem!

learning more than one language

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!