Academically understand English! ?


*This page is for English learner.


In GUESS ENGLISH, the most important motto is to learn English in a fun way, but in this column, I would like to analyze what English is like from a scientific and academic standpoint.

Wernicke Sensory Language Field


It's a difficult word, but the point is like a command tower that controls the language in the brain. Infants naturally acquire the language by listening to their parents' words and conversations, but at the core, if you can train this part if you can graduate from kindergarten, you will be at a level like a native. You can control the language with.


One of the things that makes English speaking and listening difficult after I grow up is that I can't subtly distinguish the types of pronunciation. In Japanese, there is only one pronunciation of a, but in English, there is an a close to D, an A close to O, and a dark A sound that closes your mouth and produces a sound from your mouth. I will.


From a scientific point of view, unfortunately, there seems to be a difficult or impossible reality to study English and become bilingual after childhood, becoming a native level.


If you focus on this Wernicke sensory language field, you can teach how to pronounce a second language in your childhood and force it in an environment where listening and English conversation are important, but if you can create it, it will be a bilingual basis. It means that you can take the steps to build up. This is the reason why it is said that in some sense, education for gifted children is necessary.


Working Memory



You may have heard it somewhere, but it's called the memory capacity of the brain. The point is, how do you remember what you heard in English when listening? is.


This ability is gradually cultivated, but for example, there are some people who can keep listening full score with TOEIC, but they are understood by listening with native English pronunciation of English, grasping flowing English as phrases, and listening while understanding. ..


I don't think it's easy to forget instantly what you hear from someone in Japanese, but it's just like that. The content that I heard casually remains naturally in my ears. When I am asked a question on the TOEIC, I simply remember the drawer I heard and select the correct answer.


Those who are good at working memory have a considerable advantage from the beginning. I think you can improve your English quickly. For those who want to improve their working memory, the DS software that was released in the past is called "Brain Training", but it is quite powerful as a supplementary learning material that dramatically improves English ability. I recommend it.


Speech Perception and Meaning Understanding


There is a thesaurus, which has the meaning of a dictionary in English words, but in Katakana English it is a thesaurus, but in reality it is like a thesaurus. As a pronunciation method, it is an English word that is difficult to pronounce, and it is an English word that makes the sound of S by rolling the tongue of R or putting the tongue between the teeth. First of all, in terms of speech perception and recognition, is it possible to say the same in terms of native pronunciation, tongue, and mouth movement, not through Japanese or Katakana English? When you learn English words, if you can do so while reading aloud like a native speaker, your voice perception will dramatically and efficiently increase.


If you want to understand the meaning, it's quick to learn with a native English-English dictionary that explains English words in English. Regarding this understanding of meaning, we have to learn the meaning of the word without a methodology.


However, it's a pain to learn all the time, so I think it's a good idea to do something such as remembering the English words used by famous actors in foreign dramas, or the English words of your favorite Western music artist.


Concept + Text + Phoneticization


This is a necessary skill for speaking, but in order to naturally follow the words like when you speak Japanese, you have to make these three sets come out instantly, but overseas. Watch everyday dramas and have an English conversation pattern stock, practice slurra words in instant English composition, idioms, constructions, conjunctions, etc. stock English words and English phrases that facilitate conversation, utterance, If you have your own conversation, about 100 speech patterns, etc., you will be able to speak and speak naturally when you need to use English.


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