In this episode, we ask if hypnosis can help you improve your English. What is NLP and how can we use it to improve language learning and communication?
We’ll also give you some app recommendations if you are taking part in conference calls online.
Voice message from Kevin from Colombia
I have learned so much about you (good use of present perfect, wrong preposition)
listen TO your podcast
‘It really helps’ or ‘It really does help’.
Voice message from Carlos Luis from Mexico
listening to different accents on conference calls and using a caption app.
In order to don’t missX – In order not to miss.
I have come to think (nice expression! Also ‘I have come to the realization’)
pronunciation of ‘blocked’
Does hypnosis work for teaching purposes?
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General conference call software:
Studies show that you cannot learn a language through hypnosis. However, it can help with relaxation and focus (especially if you suffer from anxiety or you’ve had a negative language-learning experience in the past). However, you still have to put in the work!
Carlos Luis also sent a follow-up email saying that he’s also interested in NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming) and is that useful for language learning?
NLP is rooted in psychology. It’s become very popular in business, especially when you have to interact with a lot of people.
The study of the relationships between our thoughts (neuro), our language (linguistic) and the habits and reactions that run our lives (programming)
VAK (or VARK) model (visual, auditory, (read/write) kinaesthetic)
Take control of memories and manage your expectations (if you have a bad memory of language learning in the past, think twice about repeating the same method.
You may get the same result. If you do repeat the same method, take control of the process to obtain a different outcome)
VARK questionnaire: https://www.businessballs.com/self-awareness/vak-learning-styles-self-test/
Mirroring body language, register etc. to make communication easier. Create rapport.
Modelling on success by using habits and strategies to make your communication more effective.
Outcome Focus: focus on the outcome of communication before you start. What do you want to achieve?
NEURO LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING VS HYPNOSIS – Paul McKenna:
…and now it’s your turn to practise your English.
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On next week’s episode: Prepositions of time: in, on and at
The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called ‘See You Later’
“Cool Blast” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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