Neuroplasticity Principles And Pronunciation
Maybe you’re wanting to move your English pronunciation as close to a native speaker or perhaps you’re looking for some motivation to practice pronunciation goals that you’ve already worked on with our team. Whatever it is, this vlog is going to give you a solid foundation in the 10 Principles of Neuroplasticity and why they matter so much for your English pronunciation goals.
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Real English speaking progress is about harnessing the power of neuroplasticity.
Neuroplasticity is the “mechanism by which your brain encodes experience and learns new behaviours (Kleim & Jones, 2008)”
Sounds a bit like second language acquisition, doesn’t it?
Don’t you think that learning a new language is also a “mechanism by which your brain encodes experience and learns new behaviours?” Totally!!
And, if you know the principles that set up neuroplasticity, you can drive your speaking goals to the max and short circuit success much quicker.
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I hope this vlog helps you see the depth needed to improve your English speaking and pronunciation.
And, if you were thinking your speaking was going to improve by copying native speakers on Youtube, now you know that’s a waste of time!
There is a science to pronunciation clarification and that’s why its always best working 1-1 with a speech pathologist so that a science-based method is used because your time is precious given that there are no short cuts to speaking success, it pays to learn with these principles of neuroplasticity top of mind.
And at Voice Science, we’ll always remind you of them!
As I always say, communication is like string theory, it’s the foundation of everything, so if you’re not sure which direction your communication needs to head in to improve, it’s really worthwhile getting a proper science-based assessment by our team to really understand your needs and to identify powerful and relevant goals.
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