Language learning still opens the door to new discoveries even after years and years of self-studying. It’s really amazing. Today, I learnt of two new methods of remembering that I have never heard before. They are called the Iversen Method and the Goldlist Method. There is no connection between them whatsoever though.
The Iversen Method gets you to remember five words at one go. It is effective in that you don’t just remember words flashcard by flashcard, as we tend to forget them straight after we are done with them.
The Goldlist Method is harder to understand, and I am rather sceptical as to how effective it would be, but I am willing to give it a try. To go about doing it, first write down 25 words purposefully but do not try to memorise them. Then after two weeks or more have passed, go back to the list of words and discard eight items that are most familiar, and carry the remaining seventeen into a new list. The point is for the words to go straight into long-term memory, without memorising, but more of… absorbing them.
I will be using both methods. Iversen for Japanese and Goldlist for Korean.
For the Iversen Method, I will only put in words that I still cannot remember after revising them several times on Anki.
For the Goldlist Method, I will be remembering these 6000 most common Korean words.
I will also be blogging my progress with the Goldlist Method, so that everyone who is interested as to whether it really works or not, can have something to consider with. Of course, this is あくまでも my personal opinion, so please do try the Goldlist method for yourself as well. You will be able to follow me on my journey of trying out the Goldlist Method posts by clicking the Goldlist tag.
More information about the Iversen Method can be found here
✿ All the best with your language learning too ✿