YouTube video: techniques for learning vocabulary

I’ve made a new YouTube video in which I talk about three different techniques for learning vocabulary: contextual, visual and associative. I’ve been using these techniques for learning Hungarian, which I’m trying to do in time for the polyglot conference in Budapest next month.

Vocab learning is something that I get asked about a lot, and it’s a very difficult question to answer properly. The truth is everyone learns differently, and you can’t tell someone “this is the way” and have done with it. My advice is always to experiment with different methods and see which one brings you the best results.

As I mention in the video, I’m just starting out with Hungarian. I’m really enjoying it, it’s such a beautiful language and it’s so interesting to be dealing with one from a completely different language family to all the others I’ve studied so far. I’ll definitely be posting further updates on how I get on.

As for now, enjoy the show!

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