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AFP 159 – Nelson Dellis: Using Memory techniques for languages

(Last Updated On: April 27, 2020)

On this episode of the podcast I chat with Grandmaster of Memory and 4x US Memory Champion Nelson Dellis about his mission to learn Dutch, his heritage language – and to get some insight on how memory techniques relate to learning languages.

Language learning and memory training is inherently linked. As we learn more and more words, are memories are put to the test at a constant rate.

In this episode I chat to a Grand Master of Memory about how he uses his knowledge of rapid memory acquisition to better learn Dutch, a heritage language for his family.

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Mentioned in this episode

Nelson's Website

REMEMBER IT – Nelson's book

MEMORY GAMES – A Netflix film about memory, featuring Nelson

DROPS – One of the Language Applications we discussed

MEMORY LEAGUE – Digital memory competition platform

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Kris is the founder of Actual Fluency, and has spent the last 8 years becoming an expert in language learning software, methods, and techniques.

Originally from Denmark, he now lives in Portugal and speaks 5+ languages at varying levels. His other interests are Wine, Online Marketing, and Travelling.