Gabriel Wyner

1 Fluent Forever

Author : Gabriel Wyner
Genre :  Foreign Languages  Books  Reference  Health, Mind & Body  Self-Improvement 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-08-05
Description :  <b>The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! </b><br /><br />For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick.<b> </b>At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks <i>six </i>languages fluently.&#xa0; He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In <i>Fluent Forever</i> Wyner reveals what he’s discovered.&#xa0; <br /><b>&#xa0;</b><br />The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach.&#xa0;<i>Fluent Forever</i>&#xa0;tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up.&#xa0;<br />&#xa0;<br />Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into&#xa0;<i>familiar</i>&#xa0;sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using&#xa0;tricks from opera singers and actors.&#xa0;Next, you'll&#xa0;begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to&#xa0;<i>think</i>&#xa0;in a foreign language<i>.&#xa0; </i>And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in&#xa0;<i>minutes</i>&#xa0;every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--<i>without </i>the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books. <br />&#xa0;<br />This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn&#xa0;a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.

2 Come imparare qualsiasi lingua (De Agostini)

Author : Gabriel Wyner
Genre :  Foreign Languages  Books  Reference 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2015-01-27
Description :  Imparare una lingua straniera è la ricerca del momento magico in cui le parole giuste vengono da sole. Gabriel Wyner ha ideato un metodo che vi farà diventare padroni di qualsiasi lingua vogliate parlare partendo da pochi semplici principi: cominciare dalla pronuncia, evitare le traduzioni, sfruttare le potenzialità di internet, usare le flashcard e i sistemi di ripetizione spaziata per allenare la mente a ricordare. Imparerete a giocare con le parole, le immagini e le storie, e scoprirete i trucchi per memorizzare senza sforzi anche i concetti più difficili. Siete pronti per cominciare?

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