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What type of learner are you? Discover your learning style with 3PHASE Lingua Group!


Traditional learning methods usually address only one learning style. The unique learning method of 3PHASE Lingua Group complies with all four learning styles. Therefore the learning result is between five and ten times faster.

Can you remember new vocabulary particularly well when you see an image and a word? Do you need to hear terms repeatedly so you can memorize better? Or does new vocabulary remain better in your memory, if you repeat it - yet better in an example sentence? Everyone learns differently!

Generally, four different types of perception are distinguished: The auditory type learns by listening and repetition, the optical-visual type learns by watching and observing, the haptic type learns by touching an object and the communicative type learns by direct application of the language in everyday life.

So how do I learn best?

Learners do not only differ in their perceptual preference. One can identify many other facets of learning styles: do you learn analytically? Are you easily distracted? Do you quickly get frustrated if something doesn't work out the way you want it to be? The social interaction is also an important aspect of each type of learner. When we speak about language learning, we talk about so-called mixed types.

That means that we never favour only one learning variant. Mostly this is done entirely unconsciously since we aren't even aware of what type of learner we are. Once you start thinking about your own learning behaviour the question arises: How do I learn best? This can contribute to your own learning potential and increase it manifold!

Visual learners

Visual learners can best recall the content that he has been seen on a blackboard, images, sketches and graphics. That's how visual learners learn: write vocabulary, grammar rules and other learning content on a big learning poster and hang it somewhere in the apartment, where you pass by several times a day. Draw graphics and sketches. Reproduce everything from your memory. Use as many colours and highlight the important subject matters clearly. Search the web for videos, photos and graphics. It's especially advantageous for the learning process to watch DVDs and reading along the subtitles in your own language.

The auditory learner

The auditory learner retains the learning content by acoustic information. It is easy to listen during the language course and to remember the heard content. He remembers particularly well content he has spoken about with others. That's the best method for the auditory learner: Speak the learning material on a CD, tape or MP3 player. Listen to the recording several times a day, for example, when driving your car or while running. Repeat the learned words like a mantra from your memory. Formulate questions and answers on the subject that you want to learn. Speak especially before an exam to practice everything loud. Meet with other students from your language course. Discuss the matter with them and ask a lot of questions.

The communicative learner

The communicative learner learns best through discussions and talks. The communicative learner assimilates the information best by contexts and meanings in dialogues. For communicative learners don't learn very well by themselves. For communicative learning styles it is important both to ask questions as well as to answer questions. That's how communicative types learn best: the communicative learner likes to play role games, in which he talks about specific subject matter. It's important to talk about subjects thoroughly. It's best for this learning type to meet with people and talk with them as much as possible. 'Learning by doing' is the motto! Play quiz games - learning should be fun! Formulate questions and write them on cards.

The motor learner

The motor learner likes to try out everything for himself. If he has bought a technical device, he immediately tests all functions and has to experience everything by touching. The motor learner remembers fastest when he can do something himself or when practical examples are given. That's how motor learning types work: this type needs a lot of variety during the learning process. The learned content should be repeated whilst taking a walk for example. The subject matter should be brought in relation to their own memories. Think of examples and applications. Most ideally suitable situations that are practiced through role playing with other students.

The unique method of 3PHASE Lingua Group takes all four different types of learners into account. Through the consistent use of language and the response of all four types of learning much more cross linkings are created in the brain and the learnt content can be anchored much faster and more permanent in the long-term memory. Therefore the learning volume of the brain is exploited way better and both the rational and the creative side of the brain is stimulated. Thanks to this unique component the learning method of 3PHASE Lingua Group is up to ten times faster and more sustainable than usual, traditional learning methods.

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