Learn better?

The exams are getting closer and closer. The term paper deadline is just a stone’s throw away, but the inner hog Continues to resist learning with all its might, and against finally sitting down at the desk and getting started. As always, everything becomes a very tight affair.

Not infrequently, the last resort against missing the deadlines is to go to the doctor in order to trick a doctor’s certificate for a renewal. The whole fuss is of course connected with psychological stress, and every time you swear to yourself that you won’t let it get that far with the next exam, the next test or the next class test.

But then again in the week before the deadline there is nice weather, an important party that you should not miss under any circumstances, and anyway you have other plans and things come between you and studying. The whole thing is a vicious circle, because learning does not become easier with time pressure.

On the contrary, pressure itself often leads to total blockade. To help you prevent this from happening the next time you’re in trouble, we at Jicki have collected some tips for you here to finally make learning better easier again.

  • 8 tips for better learning
  • Learn better with Jicki
  • FAQ

Learn more easily – 8 tips

1. Create a schedule: enough time is an absolute must

This is often the sticking point, of course. But a sensible schedule also ensures that you don’t set your goals too high. By the way, it is much more effective, just a few hours every day Study instead of cramming non-stop for 10 hours 3 days before an exam.

So take your learning material in smaller bites, and plan a not too large amount for each day, which you can then learn better in a relaxed way. This is what you can do.B. do with a Jicki voice shower. This takes about 15 – 20 minutes and brings you in a short time in the most effective way progress in your learning language.

You’ll find that it works better if you really only work in Short regular sessions learn. If you don’t have a medium crisis every morning at the idea of an almost insurmountable mountain of learning material, you won’t find it so difficult to get started. This keeps you motivated and makes everything easier to do.

2. What type of learner are you??

It can be incredibly helpful to find your personal optimal learning style. Elsewhere we have already discussed the term "learning style". It can be assumed that in principle every person can learn equally well through any learning style; however, there are some differences personal habits.

So your optimal learning style may be visual because you got into the habit of visually capturing learning material in your school days. Why don’t you take the Jicki test to see if you are an auditory learner?. Also, it never hurts to vary and, above all, combine different learning styles.

This may require a little more prep time in the beginning. However, this time will most likely pay off as a result, because well-prepared learning material is much easier and more effective to memorize in the end. Try this during your next study session, different learning styles in combination apply them: Use audio recordings, videos, graphical representations and the good old flashcards for this purpose.

Learn languages better in a relaxed way with the Jicki app!

3. Fresh air for better learning

Fresh air while studying can do wonders. In summer you can find a quiet place for yourself in the park or forest search. A chair on the balcony can, of course, be enough. The important thing here is, of course, that you have enough quiet in your place. So don’t necessarily sit in a crowded cafe, that probably goes without saying.

It’s all too easy to get carried away watching people and listening to their coffee gossip rather than really learning. In winter it may be too cold to learn outside.

Then it helps to ventilate again and again or to take a short break Walk to do in the cold. Virtual travel is another option. For example, with the Jicki vacation shower you can immerse yourself in a different country. Then it will work out with the better learning for sure.

4. Form learning groups

The exchange with others is incredibly effective to learn better. Together you are stronger than alone – this good old wisdom can also apply to learning. So come different points of view together, because everyone has different strengths. This is a great way to help each other and learn better together.

You can also become part of a learning group online. For example, in the Jicki "English – The Community" group on Facebook, users from all over Germany help each other to learn English better.

5. Try to explain difficult contexts to others

Explaining is the best way to see if you have really understood a topic, and is also a good way for learning groups. Everyone can prepare a certain topic so that they have to explain it to the others in the group, similar to preparing a presentation. To give a lecture, you have to prepare extra well, so everything stays in your mind longer.

Learn languages in relaxation

6. Always write down important points – by hand!

Writing something down by hand can be better for learning than writing on the PC. It takes a little longer, but it is worth it afterwards, because many people can remember it better that way. It’s also a good idea to note down connections graphically, even if it’s just with a plain arrow from A to B. As mentioned above, the combination of different learning styles is especially effective and helpful to learn better.

7. Avoid distractions – turn off your cell phone!

Putting your cell phone next to your study materials can be very dangerous for your learning. At every message you grab the thing and you are out of the learning focus. Very quickly accumulate so the minutes that you are instead of learning on Whatsapp, Facebook and Instagram on the go and poof you are away from the learning window.

So: be consistent and Strict ban on cell phones express to yourself. You will notice that the cell phone break does a lot of good and leaves your learning flow undisturbed.

8. Finding the optimal learning time

You have probably noticed that you can concentrate better at certain times of the day than at others. Probably everyone has a certain time optimum to learn more easily. That may be in the morning at 8 o’clock or at 23:21 o’clock, no matter.

The main thing is that you know your own preference and make your plans accordingly. Listening to your own feeling will prove to be good and you can learn better.

Learn easier with Jicki

Hopefully we were able to give you some useful tips so that you can learn better in the future. Also, if you’re looking for a way to learn languages specifically better, check out the Jicki concept. With Jicki you learn languages in a pleasant and relaxed way.

In individual short lessons you listen to vocabulary, whole sentences and a short story, which builds on the previously learned vocabulary. The use of relaxation exercises at the beginning, the selected background music as well as the rhythmic language helps you to better learn what you have learned and to store it in your long-term memory.

Listening to the language also teaches you a feeling for the language, so that you will find it easier to understand from lesson to lesson. Much success!

Learn languages easier with Jicki

The Jicki method for learning languages better is quickly explained: similar to learning your native language our method is based on the proven 3-step model.

  1. Listening: At the beginning of the lessons you simply let yourself be sprinkled by rhythmically spoken vocabulary with translation. You will be surprised how much will stick in your mind after just one listening.
  2. Understand: After that, you’ll hear a story that runs through the lessons like a suspenseful series. You already know the vocabulary, so understanding it will be quite easy for you.
  3. Talk: Finally, we have chosen a few sentences for you to repeat after us. You can speak silently in your head, or out loud. Both lead to a quick and easy improvement of your pronunciation.

Afterwards you can either jump directly to the next lesson, or repeat the lesson again to consolidate it. In the accompanying companion book you can also read along or read at any time.

Your Jicki advantages

  • On the road& on the side: Learn while doing sports, cooking or in the car
  • Everyday life: Learn vocabulary and phrases you really need
  • Fast& effectively: Lessons take only 20 minutes
  • For you there: We help you quickly and answer your questions
  • Free test: 2 lessons per language for free (without payment details)
  • Online& Offline: With the Jicki app

What our learners say

Questions and answers about better& Learn it more easily

School often gives us a negative image of learning. Mistakes are bad and learning means stubborn memorization. The knowledge is stored only temporarily during memorization. Networking in the brain disappears over time and knowledge is no longer retrievable.

The best way to learn is if you are so curious about a subject by yourself and energy and thirst for knowledge just bubble out of you. Of course there are also topics, especially in school and studies, which you have to learn, but which do not interest you very much. In this case, ask yourself what it will do for you personally. Define your goal and always keep it in mind – be it a good degree, a promotion or just your pride. You will suddenly find learning much easier. Try it!

2. See mistakes as opportunities:
All beginning is hard. Frustration and discouragement can quickly set in. Do not label mistakes directly as your enemies. Look on the bright side – you know how NOT to do it in the future! If you are motivated and stick to it and don’t let it get you down, you will soon find that it gets easier and easier. By observing yourself, recognizing your mistakes, and If you work specifically on them, it will soon be much easier for you .

3. Finding your personal learning method:
An important aspect is that you get to know yourself and recognize what is best for you Learning method is. Auditory, visual, communicative or even haptic? As soon as you realize what type of learner you are, you can think about learning methods and strategies and test them directly.

& What learning methods are there?

There are a large number of different learning methods. We have summarized for you the 4 methods we work with at Jicki:

  • Birkenbihl method:

The Birkenbihl method consists of four steps:
1. Decoding
Translate a text literally.
2. Active listening
Listening to the text in English, while reading your own word-for-word translation.
3. Passive listening
Listen to the English text again and meanwhile occupy yourself with other things.
4. Apply
Using the language with the help of exercises, conversations, etc.

  • Superlearning Method:

With this method, the learning material is absorbed in a particularly relaxed atmosphere, ideally in combination with relaxation music and exercises. In this way, what you learn is transported into your long-term memory, since you are in a particularly receptive state.

  • Output Method:

Also known as "Speak from Day 1", this method means to apply everything you learn always and directly. At the beginning this is very little, but day by day you will get more and more. An advantage of this method is that you can start immediately and it does not require months of preparation.

  • input method:

The keyword here is: consume! Watch movies and series in English, listen to English audio books and podcasts, and read English books and magazines. This way you get a general feeling for the language and develop an understanding of the text.

We at Jicki have combined these 4 methods and put them into the Jicki App for learning languages packed. Just try it out.

& How to find a suitable learning partner?

Most people find it easier to learn when they have a learning partner. So you can motivate, query, praise and support each other. At Learning a new foreign language , it is especially helpful to hear and also speak the new language. You can super practice this with a learning or tandem partner.

So how do you find a suitable learning partner? The most suitable learning partners are Native speaker . Maybe you have Relatives or friends who speak another language you might ask. You can ask them questions about certain phrases, meanings and also pronunciation and talk in the foreign language. It is also worthwhile to learn together with friends who have a similar language level to you.

Beside friends or relatives, you can also get a Tandem partner find someone to talk to on a regular basis.

The easiest way to find Tandem partners at the university in your city or through language schools . Just have a look at the flyers and offers on the bulletin boards there. There are also several Facebook groups . In these groups you will find like-minded people and you can for example arrange to video chat regularly in English or other languages.

✔️ Can I learn better auditorily?

Auditory language courses, audio books and also podcasts are absolutely trendy for learning at the moment. The following reasons explain why just Language learning often achieve better and more lasting results on an auditory basis:

1. Auditory and speech center are close to each other in our brain. That is why it is very easy for the brain to make connections between the areas. The brain is already predestined for auditory learning when learning languages.

2. In auditory learning Language Comprehension conveys. By constantly listening to a language, you develop a sense of its melody and sound, and later have fewer problems and inhibitions when speaking it. This is what Audio language courses from Jicki at.

3. Besides, by learning auditorily you avoid annoying Index card systems and with them mindless repetition of vocabulary words. Learning by listening is meant to sprinkle you and surround you with the language until you finally intuitively repeat what you hear.

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