The Resource Fluent forever : how to learn any language fast and never forget it, Gabriel Wyner, (electronic resource)

Fluent forever : how to learn any language fast and never forget it, Gabriel Wyner, (electronic resource)

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Fluent forever : how to learn any language fast and never forget it
Title
Fluent forever
Title remainder
how to learn any language fast and never forget it
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Gabriel Wyner
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Language
eng
Summary
The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who've despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently. He didn't learn them in school -- who does' -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent Forever Wyner reveals what he's discovered. The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up. Starting with pronunciation, you'll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you'll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to think in a foreign language. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--without the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day
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RECBK
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Wyner, Gabriel
Dewey number
418.0071
Index
no index present
LC call number
P53.4115
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fluency (Language learning)
  • Communicative competence
  • Multilingualism
  • Language and languages
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY
  • Communicative competence
  • Fluency (Language learning)
  • Language and languages
  • Multilingualism
  • Overdrive
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Fluent forever : how to learn any language fast and never forget it, Gabriel Wyner, (electronic resource)
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1 online resource
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9780385348102
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EB00216121
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(OCoLC)883258356
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Fluent forever : how to learn any language fast and never forget it, Gabriel Wyner, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed April 14, 2014)
Antecedent source
unknown
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online resource
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multicolored
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385348102
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00216121
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
73CD4582-B337-426E-8D91-32EC1C4EDF6C
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(OCoLC)883258356

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