Daunting Task, No More
Language learning is always perceived as a daunting task. It usually requires attention, time to understand the basic grammar rules of the language, and something that not too many people are willing to do: going outside your comfort zone.
However, the advantages of learning a new language far outweigh the costs and effort involved. As you learn a new language, you can not only communicate more effectively with new friends and business partners from different parts of the world, but you can also easily and confidently travel to a country where your new learned language is spoken.
That’s why MemoZing is focusing a lot on creating the best foreign language learning program: because learning a foreign language is an increasingly strong need, and because it shouldn’t be the daunting task that it has been this far.
MemoZing’s Approach to Learning a Foreign Language
There are two major categories of language learning that MemoZing takes in consideration: conditional theory and process orientation.
The Process-Oriented Theory focuses on the learning process rather than the conditions that allow it to happen. The idea is that, if you can dig deeper into the process, you can duplicate the process as much as possible. This includes such things as:
At MemoZing, we approach it this way. Relying solely on learning software or learning materials is inefficient. To learn and understand a new language, you need to practice it using multiple resources and methods, such as the ones we list below, and which MemoZing’s e-learning experience will integrate:
Even if you only study a little every day, this is very important. By letting your learning process compound newly acquired knowledge, and build it from the traditional understanding that you have already managed to acquire, you will have solid results. Just allow yourself to take one day off after three days of studying, and resume your studies on the following day. MemoZing will allow you to plan these short study sessions, namely through Microlearning bits, and it will help you through planned Repetitions, namely to invert the forgetting curve and help you transition newly acquire knowledge from the short-term memory into the long-term memory.
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes: Self-awareness tends to play a role when adults learn a new language. This may slow your progress, but only if you let it. After all, no one learns without making mistakes, and mistakes are a great learning tool, provided that you have the right attitude. At MemoZing, we invite you to learn in a welcoming environment that is your own environment. Instead of taking classes with a multitude of other learners, which could make you feel intimidated, the MemoZing e-learning experience takes place where it is more comfortable to you — so you will feel free to make natural mistakes and learn from them.
For example, Conditional Theory asks whether individuals need to find themselves in a particular situation in order to obtain the necessary motivation and experience to successfully adopt a new speech. It also asks which are the characteristics of a good language learner.
we believe that e-learning offers the perfect environment to learn since it entirely adapts to the learner’s needs and location. A learner can acquire knowledge while commuting, or at home, or wherever and whenever the learning process is better for the learner. We believe that the e-learning experience, in the way we are designing it, makes it easily accessible and efficient to any person — even to those who would conventionally not fit into the “good language learner” parameters.
Use of applications and software: In this era of technology, most of us will immediately acquire applications or software to accomplish whatever we want to learn, see or do. The same is true for learning a new language. That’s why MemoZing will offer you a gamified, engaging and very user-friendly way of learning a foreign language. We will use an approach that is relevant to you, that makes you feel good while you’re at it, and which prevents the usual barriers to learning a new language from getting in the way. Plus, MemoZing will work as a customizable learning management system, which will assist you in your learning process, including through the use of Artificial Intelligence.
It sounds weird, but it’s true. Talking to yourself is a good way to solidify your learning, so, once you begin to learn a new language, practice your speaking skills with a mirror. Talk to yourself in a new language. When you go out, quietly follow the same approach. When you buy groceries, silently say the name of the product, meat, and dairy products. Buy yourself new clothes and silently ask yourself what each item is in your new language. Reuse the new language for yourself — when you speak to yourself alone or in public, this will verbally help you learn in a shorter period of time. You’ll also be able to rely on MemoZing’s help for this: our platform will help you make repetitions at precise times at which they will help you solidify your newly acquired knowledge, and, as you talk to yourself and make repetitions while taking MemoZing’s e-learning lessons, you will not only advance a lot of your skills — you will be doing it in your own environment, where talking to yourself won’t make you feel weird about it!
The Advantages of Learning a Foreign Language
They are many and widely know, but let’s repeat them, just in case you need more encouragement:
Many English-speaking travelers and tourists tend to believe that they do not need to learn the language of the country that they travel to. However, assuming that everyone speaks English is a big mistake, so make sure you can speak at least a bit of the language of the country that you’re visiting. Remember: you’ll only fully experience and enjoy it if you blend in with the locals and let yourself have a nice dose of cultural immersion — which requires understanding and speaking the local language.
Studying and Working Abroad: You won’t be able to do it unless you speak the language of the foreign country where you want to study or work.
In an age of tremendous competition, speaking other languages will not only open more professional doors to you, but it may also become a necessity. Maybe you want to be offered a senior position in your company, but that requires you to speak with Japanese clients. You will only be offered that position if you speak Japanese, so, instead of just wishing that your career grows, start working on it to make it grow.
Regardless of the academic and professional needs that may lead you to learn a foreign language, the challenge of learning a new language is in and of itself extremely satisfactory, so enjoy it!
Maybe you are fascinated by Spanish Literature, or by 18th-century French Architecture. You won’t learn as much about of any these as you think you will unless you also learn the underlying language.
Understanding the original terms and expressions in a way that makes perfect sense to you beats the best translation in the world, so get to work!