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How to Use Mind Maps For Language Learning

How often do you use your mind deeply when learning for something that is very important? Mind maps, the graphical thinking tool, offers an extremely creative and effective platform for study.
Time and time again, you'll see it employed by students to diagram notes, readings and lessons.
Yes, language learners can use it to their advantage too.
If you are looking to learn mind mapping, a good first resource is to download a free software for the purpose.
Try Xmind (free) or one of the trial versions fo commercial mind map tools.
Let's explore some ways you can use mind-mapping in your language lessons:
  1. You can use it to diagram each lesson, giving you a graphical reference for later review.
  2. You can use it to diagram situational phrases.
    In fact, one of the best survival language cheat sheets I've seen employs a mind map for presentation.
  3. You can use it to organize each new word you learn, providing you with an easy-to-read guide for vocabulary.
  4. You can use it to show grammar and structure of the target language - a neat reference when you're practicing composing sentences that use proper grammar and syntax.
There are many more ways you can use mind maps to your advantage, so don't limit yourself to those examples.
This is true whether you're getting your language lessons from a class or a home-based language software.
In fact, I'd go so far as to recommend it as primary note-taking method, especially if you're a visually-inclined type of person.

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