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Learn a New Language While You Sleep: Is It Possible?

Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. Today I want to talk about learning languages in your sleep. Now, if you enjoy my videos, please subscribe. You can click on the bell here to get notifications. It sounds kind of silly, and honestly, in my opinion, it is silly to think about learning languages in your sleep. And I'm going to explain why.

But it comes up all the time. And I did some research on Google and nowhere in any of the articles written about learning in your sleep, did it suggest that this was an effective way of learning languages. And intrinsically to me it doesn't make sense. First of all, I can't sleep if there's noise.

So, um, you know, if there's a tick tock of a clock somewhere, That'll disturb me when I'm trying to sleep. Like I normally fall asleep right away. I might get up once, twice at night, depending on the situation, but, and fall right back to sleep again. But if there's noise, I can't sleep. So I cannot imagine being able to sleep while listening to a language that you're trying to learn.

The other thing that's wrong with the idea of learning in your sleep is that I actually find language learning enjoyable. I enjoy listening to the content. Right now, I'm doing Persian and, uh, Zahra in, in Iran has sent me material on famous poets, poets, old, you know, a thousand years ago, uh, 20th century and I'm going through this material and I'm enjoying it.

I actually enjoy the process of learning the language, of learning about the culture. And, uh, each of these stories, I'm so delighted when I get them and I can import them into LingQ and I can start picking my way through them. First, I'll go through it in, in sentence mode because it's, the material is difficult.

And then as I turn the page, I'll review some of the new vocabulary. This is the one time where I find. Kind of going through flashcards can be good because the vocabulary is brand new and it's still connected to this context that I'm, I'm reading. And then I go away and listen to it. So, um, you know, and, and, uh, I mentioned the other day I had my morning exercise routine, so I will put the new, whatever item has been sent to me,

uh, I'll have that audio playing while I'm going through my seven minute exercise routine where they're telling me to, you know, get on the floor and do sit ups and pushups and stretching or whatever it might be. The thing is it's an active pursuit. To me language learning is an, is an active thing. I find that

combining it with being physically active also helps me learn. I'm interested in the subject. There's research to show that we have a much better ability to remember things that we are emotionally connected to. So there's so much behind how we learn languages, how we, we allow the brain to, to start sorting out, uh, different patterns connected with the language.

The emotional side of the brain gets involved. We relate what we're learning to things we have experienced. So if I'm reading about, uh, an Iranian poet of the 20th century, who was left-wing, politically active, and, uh, you know, this through the period of the fifties and the sixties, and perhaps even earlier then I relate this to

different people that I have read in Chinese and French and English about different periods of the 20th century. It's all connecting to things that I know. And this is helping me to learn it. Sleep... I mean, I do dream. My dreams are very creative, you know, amazing how different things, unrelated things are thrown together and in dreams that are kind of similar.

It's usually about me arriving late at the airport or something, with different people who are not connected to each other and all this kind of stuff, but there's stuff happening in your dreams. So I have trouble imagining how, even if I could eventually fall asleep while listening to this language, it would interfere with this other stuff that I'm doing.

And, uh, to me, language is not something that you pop a pill and you learn it, or you... you know, play the language while you're sleeping. Uh, it's more about actively and enjoyably engaging with the language. So I haven't done any research of my own. I haven't tried to do it on my own. I have Googled, I haven't found any evidence that it works and everything about my experience with learning languages and how I learn languages suggests that it won't work.

At least that's my view. To me, languages are all about exploring, discovering cultures. The pleasure of, of, of acquiring new words, the pleasure of, of allowing a new language to create some space in your brain, as you're discovering so many interesting things about the language and the culture, and that's creating some emotional connections.

And so... so for all those reasons, uh, I'm not looking for any, uh, sort of, uh, instant, uh, solutions to language learning. And, uh, you might want to check out, uh, two video videos that I did that are sort of relevant. One is about my language learning technique, and the other one is about, uh, exploring as part of language learning.

Anyway, there you have it. My take on learning languages while you sleep. Thanks for listening. Bye for now.


Learn a New Language While You Sleep: Is It Possible?

Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. Today I want to talk about learning languages in your sleep. Now, if you enjoy my videos, please subscribe. You can click on the bell here to get notifications. こちらのベルをクリックして休暇をとることができます。 It sounds kind of silly, and honestly, in my opinion, it is silly to think about learning languages in your sleep. ちょっとばかげているように聞こえますが、正直なところ、私の意見では、睡眠中に言語を学ぶことを考えるのはばかげています。 And I'm going to explain why.

But it comes up all the time. しかし、それは常に出てきます。 And I did some research on Google and nowhere in any of the articles written about learning in your sleep, did it suggest that this was an effective way of learning languages. そして、私はグーグルでいくつかの調査をしました、そしてあなたの睡眠で学ぶことについて書かれた記事のどこにも、これが言語を学ぶ効果的な方法であったことを示唆しませんでした。 And intrinsically to me it doesn't make sense. そして本質的に私にはそれは意味がありません。 First of all, I can't sleep if there's noise. まず、騒音があると眠れません。

So, um, you know, if there's a tick tock of a clock somewhere, That'll disturb me when I'm trying to sleep. だから、ええと、あなたが知っている、どこかに時計のカチカチ音がするなら、それは私が眠ろうとしているときに私を邪魔するでしょう。 Like I normally fall asleep right away. 私がいつものようにすぐに眠りに落ちます。 I might get up once, twice at night, depending on the situation, but, and fall right back to sleep again. 状況によっては夜に1回、2回起きてしまうかもしれませんが、すぐにまた寝てしまいます。 But if there's noise, I can't sleep. So I cannot imagine being able to sleep while listening to a language that you're trying to learn. ですから、あなたが学ぼうとしている言語を聞きながら眠ることができるとは想像できません。

The other thing that's wrong with the idea of learning in your sleep is that I actually find language learning enjoyable. あなたの睡眠中に学ぶという考えのもう一つの間違っていることは、私が実際に言語学習を楽しいと思うということです。 I enjoy listening to the content. Right now, I'm doing Persian and, uh, Zahra in, in Iran has sent me material on famous poets, poets, old, you know, a thousand years ago, uh, 20th century and I'm going through this material and I'm enjoying it.

I actually enjoy the process of learning the language, of learning about the culture. And, uh, each of these stories, I'm so delighted when I get them and I can import them into LingQ and I can start picking my way through them. そして、ええと、これらのストーリーのそれぞれは、私がそれらを取得したときにとても嬉しく思います。それらをLingQにインポートして、それらを通り抜けることができます。 First, I'll go through it in, in sentence mode because it's, the material is difficult. まず、文章モードで、素材が難しいので、それを見ていきます。

And then as I turn the page, I'll review some of the new vocabulary. そして、ページをめくるときに、新しい語彙のいくつかを確認します。 This is the one time where I find. これは私が見つけた1回です。 Kind of going through flashcards can be good because the vocabulary is brand new and it's still connected to this context that I'm, I'm reading. 語彙は真新しく、それは私が読んでいるこの文脈にまだ関連しているので、フラッシュカードを通過するようなものは良いかもしれません。 And then I go away and listen to it. そして、私は立ち去ってそれを聞きます。 So, um, you know, and, and, uh, I mentioned the other day I had my morning exercise routine, so I will put the new, whatever item has been sent to me, それで、ええと、あなたが知っている、そして、そして、ええと、私は先日朝の運動ルーチンを持っていたと言ったので、私は私に送られたどんなアイテムでも新しいものを置きます、

uh, I'll have that audio playing while I'm going through my seven minute exercise routine where they're telling me to, you know, get on the floor and do sit ups and pushups and stretching or whatever it might be. ええと、7分間のエクササイズルーチンを実行している間、そのオーディオを再生します。そこでは、床に着いて、腹筋運動や腕立て伏せ、ストレッチなどを行うように言われます。 The thing is it's an active pursuit. 事はそれが積極的な追求であるということです。 To me language learning is an, is an active thing. 私にとって言語学習は、活発なことです。 I find that それみつけたよ

combining it with being physically active also helps me learn. それを身体的に活発であることと組み合わせることも私が学ぶのを助けます。 I'm interested in the subject. There's research to show that we have a much better ability to remember things that we are emotionally connected to. 私たちが感情的につながっているものを覚える能力がはるかに優れていることを示す研究があります。 So there's so much behind how we learn languages, how we, we allow the brain to, to start sorting out, uh, different patterns connected with the language. ですから、私たちが言語を学ぶ方法、私たちが脳に言語に関連するさまざまなパターンを分類し始めることを許可する方法には、多くの背後があります。

The emotional side of the brain gets involved. 脳の感情的な側面が関与します。 We relate what we're learning to things we have experienced. 私たちは、私たちが学んでいることを私たちが経験したことと関連付けます。 So if I'm reading about, uh, an Iranian poet of the 20th century, who was left-wing, politically active, and, uh, you know, this through the period of the fifties and the sixties, and perhaps even earlier then I relate this to ですから、私が読んでいるとしたら、20世紀のイランの詩人で、左翼で政治的に活動的でした。そして、ええと、これは50年代から60年代、そしておそらくそれ以前のことです。私はこれをに関連付けます

different people that I have read in Chinese and French and English about different periods of the 20th century. différentes personnes que j'ai lues en chinois, en français et en anglais sur différentes périodes du XXe siècle. 私が20世紀のさまざまな時期について中国語、フランス語、英語で読んださまざまな人々。 It's all connecting to things that I know. And this is helping me to learn it. Sleep... I mean, I do dream. My dreams are very creative, you know, amazing how different things, unrelated things are thrown together and in dreams that are kind of similar. 私の夢はとてもクリエイティブです。あなたが知っているように、異なるもの、無関係なものがどのように一緒に投げられ、似たような夢の中にあるのか驚くべきことです。

It's usually about me arriving late at the airport or something, with different people who are not connected to each other and all this kind of stuff, but there's stuff happening in your dreams. それは通常、私が空港か何かに遅れて到着することであり、互いに接続されていないさまざまな人々とこのようなものすべてがありますが、あなたの夢の中で何かが起こっています。 So I have trouble imagining how, even if I could eventually fall asleep while listening to this language, it would interfere with this other stuff that I'm doing. ですから、この言語を聴きながらやがて眠りにつくことができたとしても、それが私がしている他のことをどのように妨げるのか想像するのに苦労しています。

And, uh, to me, language is not something that you pop a pill and you learn it, or you... you know, play the language while you're sleeping. Und für mich ist Sprache nicht etwas, bei dem Sie eine Pille einnehmen und sie lernen, oder Sie ... Sie wissen, spielen Sie die Sprache, während Sie schlafen. そして、ええと、私にとって、言語はあなたがピルをポップしてそれを学ぶものではありません、またはあなたは...あなたが眠っている間に言語を演奏します。 Uh, it's more about actively and enjoyably engaging with the language. ええと、それは言語に積極的かつ楽しく従事することについてです。 So I haven't done any research of my own. ですから、私自身の研究はしていません。 I haven't tried to do it on my own. 私は自分でそれをやろうとはしていません。 I have Googled, I haven't found any evidence that it works and everything about my experience with learning languages and how I learn languages suggests that it won't work. 私はグーグルで検索しましたが、それが機能するという証拠は見つかりませんでした。言語学習の経験と言語の学習方法に関するすべてが、機能しないことを示唆しています。

At least that's my view. 少なくともそれが私の見解です。 To me, languages are all about exploring, discovering cultures. 私にとって、言語とは文化を探求し、発見することです。 The pleasure of, of, of acquiring new words, the pleasure of, of allowing a new language to create some space in your brain, as you're discovering so many interesting things about the language and the culture, and that's creating some emotional connections. あなたが言語と文化について非常に多くの興味深いことを発見しているので、新しい単語を取得することの喜び、新しい言語があなたの脳にいくらかのスペースを作ることを可能にすることの喜び、そしてそれはいくつかの感情的なつながりを生み出しています。

And so... so for all those reasons, uh, I'm not looking for any, uh, sort of, uh, instant, uh, solutions to language learning. And, uh, you might want to check out, uh, two video videos that I did that are sort of relevant. One is about my language learning technique, and the other one is about, uh, exploring as part of language learning.

Anyway, there you have it. My take on learning languages while you sleep. Ich lerne Sprachen, während du schläfst. Mon point de vue sur l'apprentissage des langues pendant que vous dormez. Thanks for listening. Bye for now.