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According to scientists when learning language it is necessary to look in face


puella 4 | 172
22 Jan 2011  #1
Today in radio audition I heard an interview with a (neuro?) psychologist who stated that researches say that the most effective way of learning of foreign language is when we have an opportunity to look on someone's face from a distance of 1 meter. Then we can read from lip movements. Allegedly that's the reason why people learn faster when they are abroad and have a contact with native speakers than when they study from books/casettes.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
22 Jan 2011  #2
I think to learn a language you need lots of evening classes and gruelling cribbing of grammar...That is how I learned Polish :) And it paid off :)
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649
22 Jan 2011  #3
Allegedly that's the reason why people learn faster when they are abroad and have a contact with native speakers than when they study from books/casettes.

Not only that, but they can't rely on their native tongue while there. They are completely surrounded by a different language and culture so the mind has to conform or won't be able to get around very easily.

This accute adaptation strategy helps the mind to get in the habit of using the foreign language instead of the native one.
Once the mind is in the habit, it becomes easier to think in the new language.
Lyzko
28 Jan 2011  #4
Out of left field here (maybe), but when I was learning Polish seriously, I found it easier to understand Polish women face to face, whatever their age, than Polish men on the telephone.

Aside from the simple fact that my first two Polish teachers were women, I honestly can't account for this, can you?
NomadatNet 1 | 457
28 Jan 2011  #5
the most effective way of learning of foreign language is when we have an opportunity to look on someone's face from a distance of 1 meter. Then we can read from lip movements.

Is it ok if I come 1 cm closer? No, not to 99 cm. Maybe, I am at 101 cm away.?
Lyzko
28 Jan 2011  #6
Well now, seems to me that most Europeans, including Americans, by the way, prefer a certain distance when interfacing as compared with Latins and especially Arabic speakers or Turks. Poles tend to stand closer to their interlocutor, I've found, than, say, Germans, Dutch or Swedes. French usually congregate more closely than most Northerners, sharing the tendency for lively, indeed highly animated, discussion, with other Romance speakers.
wildrover 98 | 4,452
28 Jan 2011  #7
The Russians say.... the best way to learn a language...is to fall in love...

Well... i have got the first stage sorted out...and the fact i have fallen in love with a teacher of Russian language should make things a bit easier...

Hopefully it will also make it easier to talk with my Polish friends too , most of them understand a bit of Russian , especially the older ones...
cms 9 | 1,272
29 Jan 2011  #8
Its obviously easier face to face as you can see visual clues in their expression which help fill in gaps in your vocab.

I learned Polish from a book for about a month before I got here but it did no good - I only really picked it up when I arrived.
Kirkor
29 Jan 2011  #9
Well, I have lernt English by reading good novels with a dictionary in a spare hand. And then, by watching some English voiced movies, with English subtitles on. My grammar can be a bit off, though. I don't really remember many rules, it is more like feeling my way through it.
Kris007
29 Jan 2011  #10
We all know that language learning is a complex process. Just staring at a nice bird will not do us any good other than upsetting our missus. However, when combined with other learning methods it might probably take us a litlle closer to speaking it better.

I used to watch people speak and observed their facial movements, which has probably helped me achieve good English pronunication.
Lyzko
29 Jan 2011  #11
Most of languages learning is just that, "feeling your way through it"! Grammar and other abstract, artificial constructs merely teach a person to organize rules of languages usage in their mind, but not to speak a language naturallly or effectively. For this reason alone, children are such sponges when it comes to skill acquisition. They never ask "Why"?, they simply pick up and accept.

That's only this man's opinion as a language instructor for many years.
soundname
14 Mar 2012  #12
If such survey could spread all over the world. It's better to have the translators to do translations in different languages.
translation services,including the interpretation services should be done professionally. That means we have to find the professional translation agency that has been doing translation for many years and enjoy the good reputation in so-called field. Sometimes, seeking the company on the internet is one way. Yet, it’s better to know further information about the translation company you’ve found. Then, you could read some comments on the internet about that company or call them for what you wanted more. Many translation could be done by the retired lbut expereinced translators who have more experience in their fields ,which makes the translation more professional and repliable.

www:rosettatranslation:com:cn/interpreting/
dojuan - | 9
14 Mar 2012  #13
It must be reason why I'm always looking into my Honey's eyes when she's talking to me :)
fringxx - | 30
14 Mar 2012  #14
I don't really think it will be enough to look into sb's eyes to learn a foreign language, but it would be really cool. ;) To my mind it takes a lot of effort, discipline and work, but does pay off eventually. :):)


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