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Aran  Jones Proper Ganda - Kindle Book Extracts

If you work out, you already know about High Intensity Training (or High Intensity Interval Training). If you don’t: it’s a well-researched and scientifically supported method that has turned a lot of what we know about exercise on its head.

 They give you a lorry-load of reasons and excses NOT to be saying sentences in the language you want to speak - you’ve got to learn the grammar, you’ve got to memorize word lists, you’ve got to play fun little games and click on th


 Sure H.I.LT. gives you a very different exprienc

Saysomethinginwelsh is such a unique method no one else uses it in the world, but it is essential modified version of the ‘Wplan’, behaviourist way of training Welsh. It is mainly used to train animals in the United Kingdom.

  You have complicated sets of neural networks that can involve connections to all sorts of things - memories of sounds and smells, related pieces of information, common phrases that include a particular word - it’s not a neat little box, it’s a giant, bubbling cauldron.

In other words, if you read and write a word, you’re mainly strengthening the circuits you need to read and write that word - but NOT the circuits you need to say it (and very much not the circuits you need to understand it being said by other people, which are if anything even more complicated). Getting More Neurons involved.  

    When you actually speak a word, out loud, you’re calling a lot of extra neural circuits into play - the circuits that control how your tongue and mouth will move when you make that word, the circuits that control how your larynx will function, as well as the circuits that are responsible for connecting the concept in your brain to the sound that comes out of your mouth

      This appears to be an amusing delusional account of how the brain works. It has no source. It has crumbs of facts. The same brain centers are enacted when written and spoken language is employed. The synapses of speech merely involve more centres associated with procedural memory to create physical langauge sounds.

 In some ways, language works a little bit like LEGO. If someone gives you 600 LEGO bricks and tells you to build a toy house, you can do it. But if you’re a parent, you already know - it takes a surprisingly long time!

  We use formulaic blocks all the time - it’s a large part of why first languages speakers always seem to talk so quickly.

      Combine a core of formulaic blocks (imagine how many sentences you could produce if you had just 20 or 30 key formulaic blocks!) with intense spoken production that recruits a wide variety of neural circuits


Fomulaic language is word that do not match there meaning. such as ‘cash cow’, which is used in marketing to refer to how companies obtain ‘regular income’ such as websites who invite subscribers to pay monthly subscriptions. ‘Cash’ has nothing to do with a ‘cow’. This means that can only be learn by rote. This makes them difficult to remember.


We Extrapolate Traditional language education used to be heart-breakingly painful.                                 First, you had to learn daunting amounts of grammatical rules.                                 Second, you had to learn depressing lists of verbs and nouns.

The behaviourist method advocated by SSIW are viewed as being inhumane, a brain dead method of learning anything. Grammar, verbs and nouns need to applied. It accepted that methods like Wlpan are an impoverished method of learning anything.

 Instead of trying to build an elaborate spider web from the middle outwards, you just tie four or five main language lines together, and then start jumping from one to the next. Which is actually pretty much how a real spider does the web thing, too. Nature is clever.

 And then one day, instead of having a collection of islands in a sea of confusion, you realise that you’ve got lakes of uncertainty scattered around a country you can walk through.

 That’s the day when you realize you can speak a new language - and taking long jumping guesses at how you can use what you’ve learnt in a new context, with different words, is the single fastest way of getting there.

Human are intelligent human beings not spiders. I unclear what this really means.

 One of the first people I trained in this method, Louis (who’s a security architect in Sydney, Australia) did one full day’s training for Spanish. He’d never learnt any Spanish before, but at the end of the day he had a real, enjoyable (if slightly limited!) conversation with a workmate from Mexico.

 Then he did NOTHING for 14 MONTHS. Then he did a specialised H.I.L.T. re-activation session, at the end of which 80-85% of what he had learnt was fresh and clear in his mind.

This is more of Aran Jones’ misrepresentations. It physically impossible to learn language to a communicative level in a couple of hours or retain it.

 If you  keep on moving through a High Intensity programme, you acquire the language. If you do an hour a week, or a day a week, or a day a month, or even just an hour a month - you will keep moving forward.

It may surprise to Saysomethinginwelsh but we cannot learn anything instantly. This book is pure fantas y.

If someone listens to audio books at twice normal speed, they soon sound familiar and easy to follow - in fact, there have been examples of people who become capable of listening to audio books at 5 times ordinary speed

This claim defies credibility.

 ‘Easy’ language courses usually expect you to do 30 minutes EVERY day - or maybe 2 hours three times a week.

 There’s nothing easy about that, if you’ve got a busy life.

 If you’re like the rest of us, though, school and life-to-date have left you believing that you’re not naturally good at learning languages - in fact, that you might just not be capable of it at all.

Prepared to Feel Tired H.I.L.T. will make you feel tired. In fact, it will often make you feel exhausted - if you try and do four or five half-hour sessons in a single day, for example, which is possible but painful.

When I coach people one-to-one, I often see them push themselves right to the limit - and get a kind of dull, aching pain in their forehead and the top of their head.


 We’ve got the full range of these materials available for Welsh (our love for Welsh is why we started doing this work in the first place.

    The only thing we haven’t completed yet is the accelerated listening exercises for the 4000 most common words - that’s our next piece of work.


     You can test run the whole of the first Welsh level (25 half-hour sessions) for free. We’ve got two full levels (that’s 50 half-hour sessions) completed for Spanish - the first level is currently available, the second is being recorded as I write this


  Big advertising budgets don’t necessarily lead to worthwhile courses - and shiny websites can be based on surprisingly traditional learning methodologies.  That’s got to be impossible. 

 But as more research was done, and more H.I.L.T. Spanish Bobsled Run. When people first heard about High Intensity Interval Training in the fitness world, a lot of them thought it was too good to be true.


 So, the H.I.L.T. sessions you’ll get are worth £50 - and the challenges are worth that much again, at the very least - £100 all told. But when I sell online Bobsled Runs, I usually charge just £15 to £20 so that as many people as possible can get the benefits.


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