How to Learn and Memorize the Vocabulary of Any Language
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How to Learn and Memorize the Vocabulary of Any Language

Using the Magnetic Memory Method
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Created by Anthony Metivier
Last updated 7/2016
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  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 6.5 hours on-demand audio
  • 10 Articles
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course you will be able to build Memory Palaces perfectly designed for memorizing foreign language vocabulary
  • You will have the ability to recall foreign language vocabulary words that you have memorized with ease
  • You will enjoy a boost in fluency and be able to read foreign language newspapers, understand movies and music and engage in conversations in a much more sophisticated manner than ever before due to large boosts in new vocabulary
  • You will be more creative and capable of thinking in a completely new way
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  • A willingness to experiment

Learning a new language is much different than improving one you already know. The brain is forced to access information much differently, and this can quickly overload our traditional memory. This course aims to overcome this challenge, by introducing a new form of memorization for language learning.

Master Foreign Languages Quickly Using the Magnetic Memory Method

  • Vocabulary Memory Palaces and Worksheets
  • Principles of Location, Alphabetization, Imagination, and Action
  • Storing, Recalling, and Testing Memorized Foreign Vocabulary and Alphabets

Master Foreign Language Vocabulary by Using Simple Memory Techniques 

There are many benefits to knowing one or more foreign languages. You can become a more valuable worker in a variety of industries, especially since the modern world operates within a global economy. You can also travel to different parts of the world with ease if you know several languages, as these skills will allow you to communicate easily.

But mastering a completely different vocabulary than your native language can be time-consuming and difficult. That's why there are programs available to teach you how to train your mind to grasp new words and understand how to communicate in other languages. The Magnetic Memory Method, created by Dr. Anthony Metivier, makes learning a new language fun by using mnemonics, Memory Palaces, and other techniques for memorizing vocabulary.

Contents and Overview

This course contains over 50 lectures and 8 hours of content. It's designed for anyone, regardless of experience level, who wishes to improve their memory and learn a new language at the same time.

In this course, you will learn the Magnetic Memory Method, and you'll understand what a Memory Palace is and how to build one.

You'll then learn, using the principle of word division, how to populate your Memory Palaces with the vocabulary of any foreign language you wish to master.

And, finally, you'll learn how to test your recall of these words, using Excel to store your vocabulary and quiz yourself.

By the end of this course, you'll have valuable skills that will help you quickly memorize and use a foreign alphabet, regardless of how good your memory is when you start. You'll know how to memorize the vocabulary of more than one language at once, and how to memorize the correct spelling of these new words.

You'll also receive bonus material that reinforces the concepts you've learned and give you new tricks to improve your memory. With these lessons, you'll find that you're able to read, speak, and write in a foreign language in a short period of time.

Who is the target audience?
  • Language learners
  • People interested in improving their memory
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Curriculum For This Course
73 Lectures
Introduction to the Magnetic Memory Method
10 Lectures 31:17
Fast Start "Read Me" First
6 pages

The Pain And Frustration Of Language Learning

In this video you will discover the objectives of this course. These include:

  • Learning the Magnetic Memory Method & adapt it to your own learning style and needs.
  • Learning to focus on vocabulary the right way.
  • Learning how to avoid traps and pitfalls some memorizers encounter.
  • Learning advanced imagination techniques that will make the vocabulary words you want to learn stick out like a sore thumb.
  • Learn how to track and test the words you memorize.
  • Learn the psychological subtleties behind how and why the Magnetic Memory Method works.
  • Learn some of the more advanced "ninja" or "Jedi" memorization techniques.
  • Learn how to innovate so that you can memorize new words on the fly.
  • Learn how to memorize the spellings of foreign language vocabulary.
  • Learn how to memorize vocabulary words that do not share the Latinate alphabet.
  • Learn how to motivate yourself to spend time on correct vocabulary memorization.
  • Learn to be relaxed during the recall of memorized vocabulary.
  • ... and much, much more.
Course Objectives & Course Structure

All The Motivation You Need To Complete The Course

In this brief video, you'll learn:

  • How I discovered memorization techniques.
  • How I adapted them into what is now the Magnetic Memory Method.
  • How excited and motivated I am to share these techniques with the world.
How I Put An End to Rote Learning: My Story

How To Put An End To The Pain And Frustration Of Rote Learning Forever

In this video, you will learn the basic requirements that you will need to succeed with this course. These include a couple of things, but it all boils down to a willingness to experiment.

The Only Prerequisite Is a Willingness To Experiment

Exercise: Do You Have The Willingness To Experiment?
The Magnetic Memory Method Blueprint
14 Lectures 59:56

This lecture introduces the Memory Palace concept.

You'll learn:

  • What Memory Palaces are and why they are useful.
  • How to create a fully-functional Memory Palace for the memorization of foreign language vocabulary.
  • Why Memory Palaces based on real locations are superior.
  • How Memory Palaces allow you to focus on vocabulary memorization and retention.
  • How to expend zero mental energy as you move through your Memory Palaces.
  • How to create your first Memory Palace using two of the most important principles.
What are Memory Palaces?

In this brief supplement, you'll learn exactly why Memory Palaces and Location-based memory strategies are absolutely the best way to memorize foreign language vocabulary.

Why Use Memory Palaces?
1 page

Memory Palace Mastery Begins Now And Here's How To Get It Right

Picking the right locations for your Memory Palaces is a key component of the Magnetic Memory method. In this lecture, you'll learn:

  • How to identify and select the best kinds of locations.
  • How to chart an effective journey through your Memory Palaces.
  • How to avoid traps and pitfalls so that your progress is never hindered.
  • How to ensure that you never run out of space for more Memory Palaces.
The Principle of Location

How To Use The Principle Of Location Starting Right Now

The Principle of Alphabetization

In this summary lecture, you will learn:

  • How to create an effective Memory Palace key.
  • How to identify dozens of Memory Palaces you already have at your fingertips.
  • How to easily discover new Memory Palaces as you go about your daily life.
Conclusion to the Principles of Location & Alphabetization

How To Use The Principle Of Alphabetization Right Away

In this lecture you will learn:

  • How to create intense images that will help you effortlessly and accurately recall foreign language vocabulary.
  • How to harness the power of exaggeration.
  • How to find help and inspiration from art galleries and books about paintings.
  • How to use actors and famous figures to memorize and recall foreign language vocabulary with ease.

Don't worry! Even people without rich and active imaginations can use this technique. This lecture will show you how.

The Principle of Imagination

In this lecture you will learn:

  • Why you need to use action in order to memorize and recall foreign language vocabulary easily and effectively.
  • How to rapidly generate ideas for highly memorable actions in a natural way.
  • How to avoid the trap of self-criticism and self-judgment and allow your mind to work its Magnetic Memory magic.
The Principle of Action

How to Use The Principles Of Imagination, Imagery And Action Right Away

In this lecture, you will learn:

  • How to condense the major principles of the Magnetic Memory Method into a simple, three-part equation.
  • How to use effectively use the equation in your foreign language vocabulary learning efforts.
The Ultimate Memorization Equation

Main Principles Summary
14 pages

This quiz will help you review the main principles of The Magnetic Memory Method

The Main Principles Quiz
5 questions

In this supplementary video, you will review the key concepts of the Magnetic Memory Method and experience a step-by-step example of how you can use the MMM to memorize a non-Latinate alphabet. The tools in this video apply to any alphabet you might like to memorize, but if you can't see how, please post a new discussion with some details of the alphabet you're trying to memorize and why you feel blocked. You can also easily refer to Magnetic Memory Method Podcast Episode One: 5 Ways to Ruin a Perfectly Good Memory Palace for troubleshooting clues. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on either Stitcher or iTunes.

Sample Alphabet Memorization Walkthrough: Greek
Setting Up Your Vocabulary Memory Palaces
1 Lecture 06:56
In this lecture you'll be treated to a visual walk-through of the Magnetic Memory Worksheets, which show you how to:

  •   Create an Magnetically Alphabetized series of Memory Palaces for vocabulary memorization.
  •   Identify effective stations within each Memory Palace.
  •   Avoid common problems and pitfalls.
Preparation & Predetermination

This quiz will test your understanding of the concept of Preparation & Predetermination

Preparation & Predetermination Quiz
1 question
Magnetic Memory Foreign Language Vocabulary Worksheets
3 Lectures 05:26
Worksheets Download
21 pages

These Memory Palace Worksheets Will Work Miracles For You When You Fill Them Out

Full Sample Worksheets As Filled Out By A Magnetic Memory Method Student
8 pages
Populating Your Memory Palaces with Vocabulary
2 Lectures 02:28
In this video you'll learn:

  •   How to identify word structures and prepare them for memorization.
  •   How to place vocabulary in your Memory Palaces according to word types and categories.
  •   Why word division allows you to accumulate vocabulary rapidly.
  •   How word division can help you understand the meanings of words you have never seen before without consulting a dictionary.
  •   How to use word parts in combination with bridging figures to increase the memorability of the vocabulary in your target language.
The Principle of Word Division

The quiz tests your understanding of Word Division.

The Principle of Word Division Quiz
1 question

Exercise: Preparation and Determination Applied
Recall Secrets:Storing and Testing Memorized Vocabulary
4 Lectures 27:46
In this lecture you'll learn:

  How to use your calendar for the maximum absorption of new vocabulary.
  How to schedule rehearsal and testing sessions that will keep your memorized vocabulary Magnetic.
  How to choose themes and subject areas and schedule them in for maximum effect.
Scheduling & Rehearsing Memorized Vocabulary

In this lecture, you'll learn how to:

  • Use Excel to create alphabetical groupings of your Memory Palaces for the purposes of effective testing.
  • List your stations in each location so that you can easily access them.
  • Store the images, actions and the meanings of your words for effective rehearsal.
  • Memorize entire phrases and test the accuracy of your recall.
Using Excel Files to Store and Test Your Memorized Vocabulary

In this lecture you'll discover:

  • How to strengthen your existing memorized vocabulary.
  • How to add new images to existing memorized vocabulary.
  • How to repair broken memorized vocabulary.
  • How to avoid stress & anxiety during all stages of the memorization process.
  • The secret reason why we forget vocabulary in the first place.
The Principle of Compounding

Recall Secrets Summary
2 pages

This short quiz will test your knowledge of storing and testing foreign language vocabulary.

Storing and Testing Quiz
2 questions
Recall Rehearsal Example Using A Memory Palace
1 Lecture 07:50
Watch this Recall Rehearsal Walkthrough For Placing Vocabulary Into Your Memory
Grammar Memorization Secrets That Will Enhance Your Language Learning Experience
1 Lecture 00:00
How To Easily Use A Memory Palace And Association To Memorize Grammar Concepts
5 pages
Secret Vocabulary & Foreign Language Alphabet Memorization Strategies
4 Lectures 20:49

In this presentation, you will learn a secret method for memorizing more than one language at once.

How To Memorize The Vocabulary Of More Than One Language At A Time

In this video, you will learn how to adapt the Magnetic Memory Method to memorize the vocabulary of languages that do not share the same or similar alphabet as English.

The Secret to Memorizing Unfamiliar Alphabets

In this lecture you will learn:

  • How to set up a Memory Palace for memorizing a foreign language with unusual characters.
  • How to use the principles of location, imagination and action to memorize and recall the alphabet with ease.
  • How to test your progress using a simple exercise.
Alphabet Memory Palace Sample

In this video you will discover an amazing resource that will allow you to hear native speakers pronounce nearly any foreign language word in any language.

An Amazing Pronunciation Resource (and how to use it)

This quiz tests your knowledge of the secret strategy for memorizing the vocabulary of foreign languages.

Secret Strategies Quiz
2 questions
Advanced Concepts
4 Lectures 18:41

This video teaches you some unique approaches that will enable you to memorize the spellings of foreign language words.

How to Memorize the Spelling of Foreign Language Vocabulary

In this lecture you will learn:

  • How to effectively invent Memory Palaces so that you will always have an endless supply for vocabulary memorization.
  • How to incorporate imaginary elements into Memory Palaces based on actual locations.
  • How to limit the amount of mental energy spent on imaginary Memory Palaces so that the maximum focus can be spent on vocabulary memorization.
Using Imaginary Spaces

In this lecture you'll learn:

  •   How you can advance your vocabulary using dice.
  •   How incorporating randomness creates the excitement and anticipation language learners need to build and maintain momentum.
The Principle of Variation

In this lecture you'll learn:

  How to use the connection between relaxation and learning.
  Why relaxation is the true source of fluency for speakers of a second language
  Exactly how to relax using two specific methods perfectly suited for the memorization of vocabulary using the Magnetic Memorization Method.
The Principle of Relaxation

This short quiz tests some of your knowledge about the advanced features of the Magnetic Memory Method.

Advanced Concepts Quiz
2 questions
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About the Instructor
Anthony Metivier
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Bestselling Memory Improvement Author

Anthony Metivier is the founder of the Magnetic Memory Method, a systematic, 21st Century approach to memorizing foreign language vocabulary, dreams, names, music, poetry in ways that are easy, elegant, effective and fun.

An author of over 10 bestselling books, Metivier holds a PhD in Humanities from York University, an MA in Media and Communications from the European Graduate School, and an MA and BA in English Literature from York University. 

He has created many bestselling courses, including How to Learn and Memorize the Vocabulary of any Language, How to Learn and Memorize Poetry, How to Memorize Names and Faces, and How to Remember Your Dreams.