People who don’t know how WordDive works are often confused. “Is this just a fancy new way of memorizing words?” Yes, that is partially correct. You will learn a lot of new words with WordDive. However, that is not the whole story.
WordDive is not just about memorizing new words. It is more about learning how to actually use the language you are studying – in real life situations.
1 study item includes about 10 words on average
So when you reach Practical (A2) level with 200 permanently learned study items, you actually have a (partly passive) vocabulary of 2000 words. This means you can already find your way on a tourist trip. Congratulations!
The key is to pay attention to the example sentences
Memorizing individual words and meanings is not a fruitful way of studying a new language. Studies on the human brain have shown that we remember things in context and not as isolated facts.
Without association, words will be a pain in the neck to remember. WordDive’s example sentences provide the context. But that’s not all: they also include lots of useful phrases and grammatical constructions suitable for your skill level.
Learning words with WordDive is not like learning them from a textbook or a dictionary. With WordDive, you do not only read and write the study item; you also hear the pronunciation and see a picture that creates a strong mental image of what you are learning.
Repeat the example sentence out loud
Don’t forget to repeat the example sentence out loud. Repeating out loud not only helps you learn the pronunciation, but also creates a deeper memory imprint.
The secret to effective language learning is to use multiple senses. This is why WordDive works so well: you are not trying to force the new words into your memory – and that’s why your brain is actually more willing to keep them.
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