Is mnemonics useful for language study?
Memorizing words should never be done in pairs consisting of the target word and its translation, never. Correct learning implies knowing the meaning, the pattern the target word imposes around itself, and the group or groups of words it can combine with in a given sense.
E.g. "when you fire a gun, you (meaning; examples)", but "when you fire questions, you (....)"
So here comes the QUESTION: can mnemonics help us do it? Is it possible to acquire 50-100-even more senses and patterns in one session? ( Read more...Collapse )