As an English teacher, I have seen how our students strive to learn. Even with expensive intensive courses of more than six months, most students find it difficult to learn English. However, it is not as difficult as you think. The problem is not the right course or having the right teacher. The problem is knowing how to learn.
So here’s a short article about what it means to learn to learn and how it can help you with English or any other subject.
Learning to learn is about learning more effectively, using a variety of invaluable learning techniques to accelerate information acquisition and maximize deep and permanent retention.
To begin with, we must recognize that the way we learn can only work for exams. So we studied the night before to get that pass. The next day, though we can’t remember anything of what we ‘learned’. Perhaps, because this wasn’t really ‘learning’ but simply short-term memorization, one of the brain’s tricks. Learning, of course, is deeper, as it provides permanent access to the information and knowledge learned. Memorization usually doesn’t accomplish this, and yet what we need is learning. Confused?
The brain is confusing, but at least now we have the science to understand it a little better. Imagine a plant from which branches grow, well that’s your brain, when you learn new things. The plant doesn’t grow constantly, but it tends to do so in bursts of energy with intermediate breaks. Those breaks are just as important to our brains as they are to the plant. We cannot limit and memorize things in the hope of permanent retention. We need to grow in small controlled bursts, making that branch a little stronger each time until it becomes solid and permanent, as does our learning.
In essence, we need to reinforce learning by reviewing what we have learned over and over again. Of course, we don’t need to review everything. So, again, what do we need to review? This is where Wordiser and its unique technology help.
Wordiser offers not only courses, but also a comprehensive review system that can constantly test you and make sure that key learning is never forgotten. However, this is really up to you. If you want to learn, then you must do each and every one of the exercises. Remember, if a word is too easy for you, you can always deactivate it from the test. This way, you can control your learning and progress quickly. You decide what you learn, when and how important it is to you. This is part of learning. Basically, we only learn what we are ready to learn.
In addition, our courses offer tips and suggestions for learning. Each progress test you take will ask you to review previous units if you have not passed at least 80% on the test. This is not like a difficult teacher, just practical. We are all capable. We are all intelligent. However, we know that learning and forgetting are connected, we are all human after all. Sometimes we have to go back and check several times before we are ready to learn something.
Wordiser differs from other online courses or learning providers in its flexibility. We offer not only courses but also self-learning resources, knowing how important it is for the student to learn how to learn.
You can get bored of your course, which is normal. It means that your brain needs time to process everything you have learned. Then, you can explore the thousands of words in the system, each under a particular topic and labeled according to level or difficulty. All topics come with pictures to help you better understand the words or phrases, definitions, and good examples with the proper context for you to use them.
So why not take learning into your own hands? Using MY NOTES you can create a variety of interactive exercises to put yourself to the test. How? Well, open a test and use English and Spanish for a word, adding some incorrect answers. You can also take a sentence from an article and open a word that is difficult for you to memorize. There are many other types of exercises that you can explore and play. In the end, it’s about improving how you learn.
By taking control of your learning, you will maximize your chances of learning more effectively and retaining information better. Create a learning pace, enjoy your learning, understand that forgetting is natural, and review what you have learned. Understanding how you learn helps you learn.