"I don't know how I knew this word, I just knew it."
Have you ever found yourself in a conversation where you speak without thinking?
In a moment like that, you trusted your gut. But how the heck does your GUT know another language?
In today's episode, Lindsay and I talk about the magic of using your language intuition. The episode is a fun discussion, and a bit of a search for answers. Join us to hear about
- the powerful ways your brain helps you develop a sense of what's correct
- what your gut feeling has to do with whether you feel fluent in another language
- how you can use your environment and mood to boost this sense of intuition in order to become a better speaker
- training your language intuition by adding lots of input
3 Books I've Read To Learn More About "Fast Thinking"
- Thinking, Fast and Slow - still reading this at the moment, and it's well worth my time. In the show I read a tiny bit from chapter 5 (cognitive ease).
- Becoming Fluent - I know I recommend this every 20 minutes, but there's a reason!
- Blink - Classic Malcolm Gladwell
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- Blink : The Power of Thinking Without Thinking: Malcolm Gladwell: Amazon.com: Books
- Thinking, Fast and Slow: Daniel Kahneman: 9780374533557: Amazon.com: Books
- The Book That Will Change How You See Language Learning (+ Clever Notes & Action Plan FREE) by Fluent Language
- Learning To Learn: Intuition Isn’t Optional – BetterExplained
- linguistic intuition and language learning
- Homepage | Women In Language
- The analysis of intuition: Processing fluency and affect in judgements of semantic coherence: Cognition and Emotion: Vol 23, No 8