Because this “vocabulary-exploding” course has helped me such a great deal to expand my English vocabulary, I decided to write a review about it.
Before you go ahead, let me warn you: As ingenious as this memory method is… you’ll be need patience and commitment to get the most out of this course.
So, without further ado, let’s get cooking:
“How to Learn and Memorize the Vocabulary of Any Language”
Udemy course review
This course is created by Anthony Metivier — bestselling author (of over 10 books) — memory expert and instructor of over 16-thousand happy Udemy students.
Here’s what this course is all about:
It is designed to master foreign languages using the Magnetic Memory method.
In fact, I’ve made a list of the benefits you’ll get when taking this course:
- Learn how to read, speak, and write a foreign language rather quickly by learning how to place new words into a memory palace. You’ll safe a lot of time, because this method will eliminate rote learning.
- Build your personal memory palaces and use them as personal “mental dictionary.”
- The included Excel quiz sheets keep your recall sessions structured and organized.
- Memorize a foreign alphabet – Anthony explains how to memorize entirely foreign alphabets.
- How to memorize the correct spelling of any foreign word – This lesson helped me a lot to fix some major errors in my English. (For example “lay & lie” or “loose & lose”, etc).
- How to use your memory palaces to learn 2 new languages at the same time.
- Which mistakes to avoid to build the most effective memory palace.
- How to memorize vocabulary words that do not share the Latin alphabet – If you want to study Vietnamese, Chinese, or Japanese, then certainly, this lesson will help you out.
- How to stay motivated until you’ve reached fluency.
- Increase your learning performance through relaxation exercises –Relaxing prior to your study sessions can almost double your overall learning speed.
- Use “Alphabetization” to organize your vocabulary in sequential order so that you can retrieve any kind of information (once stored like this away) in an instant.
- Where to find an more memory places.
- Learn to use celebrities, actors, and any famous figures as memory aids for difficult words.
- Why you do not need to be able to visualize clearly to use the magnetic memory method. (When I purchased this course, my visualization skills have been almost none-existent.)
- How to use the Word Division technique to learn vocabulary faster. (You’ll grasp the meaning of new words without a dictionary.
- How to commit entire phrases (or quotes) to your memory.
- How to remember grammar concepts — If you’re a grammar geek (I am not) then this is for you.
- Pronunciation Resource to and how to use it effectively — A valuable resource to make sure you can write, read, listen AND speak properly
There’s more but, in my opinion, these are the most outstanding benefits about this method.
Moreover, I’ve been surprised about the many vital insights that are usually skipped in the many other memory books on the market. For example: In one of the 12 bonus lectures you learn how to use video games to memorize foreign vocabulary. Or how to set memorization goals… or how to use big box stores to memorize foreign words. And so on, and so on.
You’ll get about 17.5 hours video content and 72 lectures (plus 13 bonus lectures) with the entire package. Actually, Anthony keeps adding more and more stuff to his course:
- The “Queen Elizabeth Trick”
- How you can enhance your memorization efficiency by using tactile imagery
- A coaching session on how to memorize difficult medical terminology
- More special coaching sessions on learning:
- German vocabulary
- Spanish vocabulary
- Chinese vocabulary
But let’s be honest, this is an unusual language program. Yet, once you’ve built the foundation with the “Magnetic Memory Course” course, you’ll wonder why teachers keep torturing their students with rote learning.
Here’s what I do NOT like about it
You can not rush through this method. Why? Because you’ll need to invest some time sculpting your mental storehouse. Comparable to a real storehouse, the more sophisticated you go about it, the more efficient it will be.
If you can bring up the necessary patience, you’ll be greatly rewarded and learn all the vital steps on how build your first memory palace… and… how to store words (including their definition) in it in most efficient manner.
Personally, I am a big fan of this system and I have used its principles to boost my English vocabulary rather dramatically. (Link to the course’s page here)
Do you have any questions?
Leave me a message in the contact form below or contact me via the contact page and I’ll be happy to answer your questions right away.
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