Monthly Archives: August 2017
A foreign language is much more than just new words. We also need to learn in which cases to use certain words, what should be highlighted, in what rhythm to speak, etc. All this is called the structure of the language. Professor Tomatis Also developed a method that helps to master the structure of the language much faster.
Above we have already spoken about the expression “mother tongue”, emphasizing the importance of the word “language”. It has long been known that the structure of our native language is laid in us in the womb of the mother – during the last five months we hear her voice. Although the child in utero hears the voice of his mother is somewhat different than in reality. The thing is that the mother’s voice passes to the child through the amniotic fluid, which play the role of a sound filter. This filter allows to pass only high frequency sounds – more than 8 thousand Hz., which form in us the very structure of the “native language”. Continue reading
On March 25, 1957, the French Academy of Sciences listened to an intriguing speech. They heard about the discoveries of a young specialist-otolaryngologist Alfred A. Tomatis. He discovered laws that connect the process of hearing and speaking. The data obtained by him have a great practical application in many areas, including the study of foreign languages. He found the reason why it is quite difficult for some people to learn a foreign language and speak it fluently. And, more importantly, he invented a method and equipment that helps to overcome this difficulty. Continue reading