What are the techniques, both obvious and simple to put in place to learn vocabulary effectively in English? Here are some tips to put into practice right now.

How to develop vocabulary in English?

Sometimes vocabulary cards can be made in all possible colors, create a dictionary of words to remember or read non-stop books or articles by English-speaking authors, nothing works, impossible to further develop its vocabulary in English .

But thanks to the methods developed by memory athletes like Sébastien Martinez , anyone can learn to remember vocabulary words en masse . For this, just a little work and practice.

What are the techniques, both obvious and simple to put in place to learn vocabulary effectively in English? Here are some tips to put into practice right now.

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Have a good memory to develop your vocabulary, it is possible?

It is certain that having a good memory helps, it directly affects the number of vocabulary words that can be remembered in a given time. But it is important to note that these performances are not fixed in the marble from one individual to another. Our memory is actually a muscle like any other that everyone can train, strengthen, develop, etc.

In other words, everyone can acquire a good or very good memory . For that, it is enough to know the best methods to learn and to apply them regularly through appropriate exercises according to the objective aimed at: here to increase quickly and easily its vocabulary in English.

Why is it so difficult to enrich one's vocabulary in English?

The progression of new technologies does not necessarily help us in learning a foreign vocabulary. Online translation tools allow us to instantly know what a word means. But as practical as they can be, we must avoid using these translators to exercise our brain to learn and retain information by itself .

On the other hand, our educational system and the learning models currently in use in our schools have not evolved sufficiently to meet this type of need. But most importantly, they do not teach us how to "learn to learn" .

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Today, it is estimated that if we know between 500 and 1000 words of vocabularies in a foreign language, we can communicate in it in a basic way: ask for directions, introduce yourself, hold a simple conversation, etc. .

There is a technique available to all that allows you to learn 10 vocabulary words a day and therefore 600 words in just 2 months .

Thus, on such bases, one could potentially learn 6 new languages ​​per year, provided, however, add to the 10 vocabulary words learned a day some additional exercises to master the basic rules in terms of grammar, conjugation and pronunciation .

Also read this article on how to quickly learn a foreign language .

 How to learn his vocabulary en masse?

True bridge between our knowledge and our memory, the level of vocabulary of a person is a determining factor of his "intelligence". Indeed, whether in a native language or in a foreign language such as English for example, a more elaborate vocabulary allows:

  • to be more precise and more relevant,
  • to improve your memory skills,
  • to increase one's command of the language.

What are the secrets to memorize quickly and effortlessly a maximum vocabulary word in English (as in another language for that matter)?

First of all, it is necessary to set up certain daily habits in order to organize learning . Then, in a second step, it is necessary to apply a very effective technique which consists of " creating the link ".

How to organize oneself to develop one's vocabulary?

The principle is simple. It's about taking advantage of all your daily activities to jot down vocabulary words that you do not know or know vaguely. For example :

  • you are watching your favorite series in English (you may also be able to help by activating the English subtitles) and one of the characters uses a word that you like and that you are not used to hearing and 'use. Write it in a small special notebook or in a dedicated section in the note-taking tool of your smartphone .
  • You read an article or book about your favorite subject in English and you come across a word that does not stop you from understanding the sentence, but you do not know it. Note it too.
  • you listen to a song from your favorite anglophone artist and you find yourself confronted with a word you have never heard. Once again, write it down.

Regularly, give yourself a few tens of minutes a day to rearrange all those words into groups of 10 in the ideal. Feel free to complete your lists with new finds. Then check the exact meaning of each word. Now you only have to "create links" to memorize them easily and durably.