Using Color-Coding to Help Language Learning

Pascal from Frenchy Bunny shared some creative language learning tips with us.  You can read them below…

I’m a self-taught guy, and I’ve learnt English with colors. No one ever suggested it to me, but I invented this trick to learn faster and make things easier and more fun. For learning vocabulary, I underlined nouns in green, verbs in red, and adjectives in blue. It’s like creating different folders in your brain. Before, new words had been all in black: very confusing. Now, if I’m looking for a verb, I look in the red "drawer". Way faster!

You can do the same with specific words categories…

Forest animals: in green
Sea animals: blue…. or pig in pink, turtle in green, whale in blue… There is no limit!

I do the same for musical notes… A: orange, G: blue, C: green…. So, looking at a guitar tab, for example, I see right away the patterns, or repetition with the same colors.

Another thing: colors express emotions, Some colors are happy or blue like a rainy day. I believe this helps our brain associate certain words with emotions. So, it makes learning 100 times easier and faster. Hope this helps your kids!

Never give up on your dreams!

Color coding is a great idea and can be used to learn many things in life.

Thanks for sharing Pascal!

Mama Lisa

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One Response to “Using Color-Coding to Help Language Learning”

  1. Germaine Smith Says:

    I am interest on the impact of color on learning languages that are read. Is the color attached to a certain region of the brain – in a particular hemisphere. So. I can help slow readers who don’t comprehend through imagery. Just call out words.

    I will try this method.

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