Visual learning and foreign languages

An enquiry this morning prompted this blog. “does it work in Dutch as well as English”. The answer is yes any language and let me explain:

You can visualise words in any language. I have taught many people in the Netherlands in English and Dutch. We even have a Dutch workbook available. We just suggest that you visualise different languages in different colours.

You can on fact do this in any language, and for Chinese and Japanese with complex shapes it us essential. On the other side languages that are purely phonetic, like Spanish, have little need to visualise words, they are spelt exactly the same as they sound.

When we teach people to visualise words we teach them in their first language initially.

About olivehickmott

I am a Forensic Learning coach, showing people how they can improve their own learning and change their health. Working with creative neurodivergent students is a joy, as they learn new skills to overcome many of their learning challenges.
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