Stoic Secrets For Using Memory Techniques With Language Learning

Christopher Huff Magnetic Memory Method PodcastStoic philosophy has helped thousands of people live better lives.

But can it help you use memory techniques to learn a language better?

Turns out…

The answer is a resounding Yes!

And to show you exactly how, Christopher Huff joins us on this episode of the Magnetic Memory Method Podcast.

Click play and you’ll learn:

* The secrets of rhythm you can use to help you remember words.

* How Christopher used the American presidents to better remember Chinese tones. (This approach is kind of like a hyper-focused PAO without a Major System supporting it.)

* How to memorize the prepositions in English in alphabetical order using a simple song.

* The powerful lesson Christopher learned from his first interaction with mnemonics.

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* Why Christopher places a cap on how many Magnetic Images he creates when using Anki.

* The biggest mistake Epicurus says you can make – and how it applies to memory techniques and language learning.

* The matter of jokes and telling lies in Toki Pona.

Regarding that cool language, make sure to subscribe to Christopher’s Language Fan YouTube channel and check out his language learning videos.

* Christopher also has an amazing video about the Goldlist Method, and in this interview he mentions the super-fascinating Leitner system.

* Christopher’s powerful definition of fluency, and how you can legitimately feel fluent even with a small pool of words and phrases.

* Why Christopher compares the use of mnemonics for language learning to skitching.

* The ultimate tool for developing fluency – something that we all have access to and yet too few people use!

* … and many more memory strategies of the world’s best language learners.

For more cool things from Christopher, please check out his Instagram – he draws cool comics and is constantly traveling all over the place.

And if you have questions or comments, please leave them below so we can get back to you.

In the meantime, if you haven’t already grabbed my FREE Memory Improvement Kit, here’s where to get it:

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6 Responses

  1. The Prepositions Song seems to work for Old English as well 🙂
    *insert horrible, off key, rendition of Pop Goes The Weasel*
    SO thanks for that, Guys.

  2. Hi Anthony, lots of resonating in this podcast, I’ve followed Stoicism for several years now – my son bought me Seneca’s book Letters from a Stoic, have always been into languages did Russian and Latin just to O level, but like to mimic – my mates used to call me the Lip King as I’d do realistic Brummie, Scouse, Geordie and Cockney accents! Plus I’m doing your memory course right now so all in all this podcast was right up my street Thank you

  3. Anthony am I incorrect to suggest your focus is across language learning? Are these memory techniques applicable for, remembering a speech, a book, a presentation, exam study etc. If yes, can you deep dive as you do with learning a language across some of these areas for broader context using your memory methodology? Thanks John

    1. Thanks for this, John.

      There’s so much more than language learning on this blog. In fact, if you use the search function for each of those terms, you’ll find that I’ve covered nearly everything you’ve mentioned.

      For example, there’s a deep-dive analysis of how I memorized my own TEDx Talk (i.e. a speech).

      There are posts on study skills that lead to acing exams and a detailed post on how to approach the memorization of textbooks.

      Dive into that search function and I’m sure you’ll be delighted by what you find across this blog and its podcast episodes.

      And of course, there’s lots more on language learning as well, which I would encourage all people to become proficient in.


      Because everything else you’ve listed involves words and phrases. Even memorizing numbers amounts to memorizing words.

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