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Gubernur Jabar Lantik H. Ade Sugianto Jadi Bupati Tasikmalaya

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Gema Mitra – Kab. Tasik
Bertempat di Aula Barat Gedung Sate Bandung, pada hari Senin (3/12/2018) malam, H. Ade Sugianto, S.IP dilantik sebagai Bupati Tasikmalaya sisa masa jabatan 2016-2021 oleh Gubernur Jawa Barat H. M. Ridwan Kamil, S.T., M.U.D.

Hadir pada kesempatan tersebut Wakil Gubernur Jawa Barat, unsur Forum Kominda Provinsi Jawa Barat, unsur Forum Kominda Kabupaten Tasikmalaya, anggota DPR RI, anggota DPRD Provinsi Jawa Barat, anggota DPRD Kabupaten Tasikmalaya, para Kepala SKPD dilingkungan Pemerintah Daerah Kabupaten Tasikmalaya, Keluarga, tokoh agama, tokoh masyarakat, serta unsur terkait lainnya.

Dalam sambutannya, Gubernur Jawa Barat menyampaikan, pelantikan bisa dilaksanakan atas dasar Surat Menteri Dalam Negeri Republik Indonesia Nomor 131.32/9364/otda tanggal 26 November 2018, serta diterbitkannya Keputusan Menteri Dalam Negeri Republik Indonesia Nomor 131.32-8489 tahun 2018 tentang Pengangkatan Bupati dan Pemberhentian Wakil Bupati Tasikmalaya.

Gubernur berpesan pada Bupati terlantik, ada tiga fundamental yang harus diingat dalam menjalankan pemerintahan. Tiga fundamental yang dimaksud yakni integritas sebagai modal dasar dari batin dan benteng moral, kemudian membawa gestur melayani dalam menyelesaikan urusan masyarakat, karena pejabat itu melayani bukan dilayani, dan yang ketiga harus makin cerdas karena sudah masuk government 3.0 yaitu birokrasi dinamis.

“Tasikmalaya menjadi sorotan dalam beberapa rentang waktu, sehingga saya mengingatkan tiga fundamental dalam pemerintahan”, tegas Gubernur.

Ditempat yang sama, Bupati Tasikmalaya meminta dukungan masyarakat Kabupaten Tasikmalaya dalam menjalankan tugasnya paska pelantikan. “Yang pertama mohon doa dari seluruh warga masyarakat dan juga dukungan serta kerja keras, saya adalah orang biasa yang sangat biasa dengan segala kekurangan – kekurangannya yang ada. Tanpa doa, tanpa dibantu saya bukan siapa-siapa”, terangnya.

Terkait amanat yang disampaikan Gubernur Jawa Barat Bupati akan berupaya menjalankannya dengan baik dengan segala kelebihan dan kekurangan yang dimilikinya.

“Belajar mengenali diri, mengenali kekurangan kita dan kelebihan kita, kita pelajari sehingga mudah – mudahan kita bisa memiliki integritas yang baik, yang kurang-kurang hari ini, itu PR (pekerjaan rumah) saya”, ungkapnya.

Ia juga meyakinkan, hal-hal positif yang telah dilaksanakan oleh Bupati Tasikmalaya sebelumnya akan terus dipertahankan.
Kedepannya, Bupati Ade akan berusaha untuk manata tata kelola pemerintahan dengan sebaik-baiknya.

“Saya berdoa dan mudah-mudahan bisa berjuang bagaimana melakukan perencanaan yang baik, pelaksanaan focusing kepada program yang baik dan Insya Alloh peningkatan pengawasan. Hanya itu yang bisa kita lakukan selebihnya adalah bagian Alloh SWT”, jelasnya.

Terkait bantuan berbagai sektor yang ditawarkan oleh Pemerintah Provinsi Jawa Barat, Bupati akan mengambil kesempatan baik tersebut, dan selain itu berharap pembangunan di Kabupaten Tasikmalaya juga melibatkan berbagai pihak. Untuk bidang pendidikan, Bupati menargetkan peningkatan lama belajar masyarakat Kabupaten Tasikmalaya dari 6,7 tahun menjadi 7 tahun dengan kualitas pendidikan diatas 5.

“Untuk pendidikan karena kita masih di Jawa Barat 6,7, saya sudah minta semua pihak eksekutif maupun legislatif, minimal target kita diangka 7 untuk lama belajar, dan kualitasnya pendidikan kita diatas 5”, pungkasnya.

(Sumber Humas Setda Kabupaten Tasikmalaya)

Walikota Banjar Hj. Ade Uu Sukaesih, Membuka Secara Resmi Pelakasanaan Porsenitas Ke-VII Tahun 2018

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Gema Mitra – Kota Banjar
WaliKota Banjar Hj Ade Uu Sukaesih, membuka pelaksanaan kegiatan Pekan Olahraga dan Seni Daerah Perbatasan (Porsenitas) ke-VII tahun 2018, Senin (3/12/2018) bertempat di Sport Center Langensari Kota Banjar Jawa Barat.

Dalam pembukaan tersebut dihadiri juga oleh Ketua DPRD Dadang R Kalyubi, Sekda Kota Banjar Ade Setiana, Kapolres Banjar yang diwakili Waka Polres Kompol Ade Najmuloh, Forkopimda Kota Banjar, para Kepala Daerah dan perwakilan peserta Porsenitas dari 9 Kabupaten/Kota dari Provinsi Jawa Barat dan Jawa Tengah.

Peserta Porsenitas diantaranya Kabupaten Cilacap dan Kabupaten Brebes Provinsi Jawa Tengah, Kabupaten Cirebon, Kota Cirebon, Kabupaten Majalengka, Kabupaten Kuningan, Kabupaten Ciamis, Kabupaten Pangandaran dan Kota Banjar Provinsi Jawa Barat sebagai tuan rumah.

Tujuan dilaksanakannya Porsenitas adalah meningkatkan sinergitas pembangunan di daerah perbatasan Kunci Bersama, dalam rangka percepatan dan pemerataan pembangunan antar daerah terutama wilayah perbatasan, dan juga diharapkan menjadi jembatan yang dapat mengubah potensi konflik antar daerah menjadi sebuah potensi pembangunan yang saling menguntungkan.

Porsenitas di ikuti oleh 9 Kabupaten/Kota dari Provinsi jawa Tengah dan Jawa Barat, yakni Kabupaten Brebes dan kabupaten Cilacap yang berasal dari jawa Tengah, Kota Cirebon, Kabupaten Cirebon, Kabupaten Majalengka, Kabupaten kuningan, kabupaten pangandaran, Kabupaten Ciamis, dan Kota Banjar dari Jawa barat.

Masing-masing peserta Porsenitas datang dengan membawa puluhan bahkan ratusan pegawai untuk mengikuti rangkaian kegiatan porsenitas 2018.

Acara dibuka dengan sendra tari dari siswa siswi SMP sekota banjar dan SMKN 1 banjar. sendratari yang ditampilkan bertemakan” Semangat kebersamaan sebagai gambaran sportifitas”.

Meski semua para perserta akan berkompetisi, dan bersaing dalam ajang tersebut, namun sportifitas dan persatuan harus tetap dijaga.

Aang Hamid Suganda selaku Ketua Badan Kerjasama Antar Daerah (BKAD) mengatakan, kunci bersama usai kegiatan mengatakan, Banjar luar biasa, fasilitas-fasilitas olahraga cukup luar biasa mulai dari lapangan tenis sepakbola dan badminton.

“Sangat mencukupi jadi untuk itu cukup untuk melaksanakan porsenitas di tahun ini”, Ungkapnya

Aang menuturkan, kerjasama antar daerah itu sifatnya wajib, untuk itu kiranya tidak ada suatu daerah bisa sukses, tanpa dukungan dari daerah-daerah sekitarnya.

“Maka dari itu dilakukan kerjasama infrastruktur menghubungkan antara daerah satu dengan daerah yang lain”, imbuhnya

Menurutnya, dalam pelaksanaan Porsenitas ini, Tentunya daerah perbatasan Kunci Bersama punya suatu konsep yang bagus kedepan dengan akan dibuatkan masterplan dengan Lapi ITB.

Sementara itu pada kesempatan yang sama, Kepala Dinas pemuda, Olahraga, dan Pariwisata Nana Suryana berharap, kegiatan ini adalah bentuk silahturahmi bagi pegawai Neger Sipil atau ASN yang berada di 9 Kabupaten/Kota perbatasan Jawa Barat – Jawa tengah.

“Kegiatan ini merupakan refreshing yang berarti dengan bersilahturahmi dan jalin kerjasama”, Jelasnya

Lebih lanjut dikatakan, kegiatan ini bukan semata-mata prestasi, yang penting hiburan dalam rangka menghadapi tahun baru 2019.

“Tentunya dengan ditutup di akhir tahun Bulan Desember ini. Bentuk kepenatan ditutup dengan porsenitas sehingga ditahun baru semoga menjadi fresh kembali suasa di tahun baru nanti”, ujarnya.

Namun sayang, ratusan peserta Porsenitas yang akan mengikuti acara hingga 3 hari kedepan, para peserta akan menginap di hotel/penginapan di daerah penyangga kota Banjar seperti majenang Kabupaten Cilacap jawa tengah, kabupaten Ciamis dan Kabupaten Pangandaran. hal itu dilakukan dengan alasan Kota Banjar sejauh ini, sampai tahun 2018 belum memiliki Hotel/Penginapan yang representatif. (Kesit/FP)

Misi Kemanusiaan, Puluhan Ibu-ibu “Pandu” Berkunjung Ke Culamega

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Gema Mitra – Kab. Tasik
Puluhan Ibu-ibu yang tergabung dalam komunitas atau perkumpulan yang diberi nama PANDU, mengadakan bakti sosial (baksos) berupa sembako kepada para korban banjir dan longsor di Kampung Cibinong Desa Bojongsari Kecamatan Culamega.

Agas selaku koordinator pengungsi mengatakan, bahwa sebagian para pengungsi sudah kembali kerumahnya masing-masing, namun ada sekitar 30 Kepala Keluarga yang masih berada di barak pengungsian. Hal tersebut dikarena situasi rumah mereka belum kondusif untuk ditempati.

“Saat ini kondisi yang kurang memadai yaitu sarana MCK untuk kebutuhan sehari-hari, terlebih curah hujan yang meningkat”, ungkapnya.

Sementara Ketua sekaligus koordinator Pandu, Dian Sri Herdianti mengatakan, dalam rangka misi kemanusiaan dan kecintaan terhadap sesama, kami bersama tim melaksanakan kunjungan, untuk melihat sekaligus memberikan sedikit bantuan bagi para korban bencana alam yang sedang berada di pengungsian.

Hal tersebut bertujuan, selain untuk mengingatkan kita terhadap segala musibah, juga supaya lebih meningkatkan rasa syukur kita kepada Allah SWT. Maka sebagai bentuk syukur kita salah satu nya melalui kegiatan baksos ini”, ungkapnya.

Lebih lanjut dikatakan, Pandu mempunyai arti Pemimpin. Dengan itu kami bertekad ingin menjunjung tinggi soliditas dalam segala bidang, terutama dalam bidang agama dan Sosial. Kami juga berharap para pemimpin yang ada di Indonesia, khususnya Tasikmalaya adalah pemimpin yang amanah.

“Semoga dengan adanya baksos ini, bisa sedikit membantu meringankan beban saudara kita yang membutuhkan. Selian itu, semakin mempererat tali silaturahmi dan menjadi manusia yang bermanfaat lagi bagi sesama”, pungkas Dian kepada Gema Mitra, seusai acara, Selasa 4/12/2018. (Tatang RA)

Bentuk Solidaritas Kepada Korban Bencana di Tasela, Warga Kecamatan Leuwisari Galang Bantuan Kemanusiaan

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Gema Mitra – Kab. Tasik

Bentuk solidaritas kepada korban bencana longsor dan banjir di Tasikmalaya Selatan (Tesela) wilayah Cipatujah dan Culamega, warga masyarakat yang ada di wilayah Kecamatan Leuwisari akan menyalurkan bantuannya pada hari Kamis 15/11/2018 (besok) sikira pukul 08:00 WIB.

“Saat ini kami terdiri dari 7 desa se-Kecamatan Leuwisari sedang melakukan persiapan untuk pengumpulan bantuan berupa makanan siap saji, beras dan beberapa pakaian yang dipusatkan di kantor Kecamatan Leuwisari sejak hari ini Rabu 14/11/2018 agar memudahkan untuk pengemasannya”, ungkap Camat Kecamatan Leuwisari Drs. Uwem Sulaeman kepada Gema Mitra ketika ditemui di lokasi acara pengumpulan bantuan.

Menurutnya, antusiasme para kepala Desa dan warganya sangat baik. Mereka berbondong-bondong memberikan bantuan melalui Desanya masing-masing.

“Alhamdullilah warga masyarakat Kecamatan Leuwisari terketuk hatinya untuk membantu mereka yang sedang dilanda musibah. Semoga segala amal kebaikan warga semua mendapat balasan dari Allah SWT”, ujarnya.

Hal yang sama dikatakan Endang MS Apdesi Kecamatan Leuwisari, bahwa semua kepala Desa sangat mengapresiasi kegiatan ini. Mereka menghaturkan banyak terima kasih pada warganya yang sudah peduli ingin membantu meringankan beban saudara-saudara kita yang sedang dilanda musibah.

“Saya salut pada semua warga dari semua Desa, mereka bahu membahu menyisihkan sebagian rejekinya untuk disumbangkan. Sekali lagi kami ucapkan banyak terima kasih pada semua warga yang telah bersikap kooperatif bekerjasama dalam penggalangan bantuan ini”, tutur Endang. (Akoh)

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What’s possible in a week? If you dedicated seven days to the achievement of one goal, how ambitious could you make this goal? These were the questions that the multilingual friends Katy and Sara posed themselves when they determined to learn English in one week, to prove that it can be done and anyone can do it with the right methods.

They would attempt to liberate themselves from the distractions and responsibilities of modern-day life in order to cram eight hours of study time and I was observing some of the world’s most capable language learners at work.

The language learning expert: Sara

The friends set themselves the challenge of learning a language in a week in order to stretch themselves, and then it was a question of choosing which language to learn. English presented itself as a natural option; there are nigh on 300,000 English speakers in Germany’s capital, and the areas are dotted with stores adorned with signs in English.

“Truly understanding one’s environment requires one to first understand English”

The first operational step in the friends learning process was to decorate the entire apartment with sticky notes. This had an almost ceremonial touch to it as the friends delved into dictionaries and proceeded to label everything with its corresponding English name.

Within the space of about an hour it was impossible to carry out any menial task, be it making a coffee or flicking off a light switch, without first being presented with at least three different words related to this action.

Sara learning in the park

The importance of the other twin’s presence became immediately apparent as Katy and Sara delegated responsibilities for rooms to decorate with sticky notes. This simple task was augmented by continuous little tests that they would spring on one another, and the fact that they split up their day slightly differently and studied different topics meant that each twin became a source of knowledge for the other.

The most extraordinary moment came towards the end of the week!

The friends simply switched their everyday conversations to English, asking one another if they wanted tea or coffee, were ready to cook dinner or when they were going to leave the house.

Katy and Sara had numerous micro-challenges throughout the week. On the first day they were visited by a English friend who greeted them in English and complimented them on how quickly they’d picked up their first words and phrases.

They then learned the names of fruits and the numbers from one to a billion so that they could visit the English market (although they refrained from purchasing nine hundred thousand kumquats). Displaying their haul after their first functional exchange in English, they beamed with pride and a palpable sense of accomplishment before marching back home to study further.

Katy playing audio lessons

On our second visit to the brother’s apartment 24 hours into the week, we found them sampling dozens of different kinds of English snacks.

Like kids staring at the backs of cereal packs before heading to school, the nutritional information and various special offers and competitions on the packaging were analysed during snack breaks.

There was no moment of complete removal from the language learning process during the eight hours that the friends had allotted to it.

They were constantly using their existing knowledge to support the ever-growing knowledge of English, this being the root of their success.

“you will likely come across words that share common origins with your native tongue”

The friends spent a lot of time engrossed in books or on their computers and apps, flicking and swiping their way through exercises eagerly, but at other times they were to be found searching busily for English radio stations and write-ups of English football games on the web.

There is no definitive method to learn a language fluently

All too often, people enter their weekly language class to converse with their teacher, but then barely have any contact with other speakers and that’s not enough.

The old saying that we can solve problems more effectively when we sleep on it may be especially true if the problem we’re trying to solve is learning a new language.

Motivated Katy out to the library

Researchers from two Swiss universities wanted to know if they could enhance the learning of words from a foreign language by exposing people to the words during non-rapid eye movement sleep the deep, dreamless sleep period that most of us experience during the first few hours of the night.

To find out, they gathered two groups of study participants, all of whom were native German speakers, and gave them a series of Dutch-to-German word pairs to learn at 10 pm. One group was then instructed to get some sleep, while the other group was kept awake.For the next few hours both groups listened to an audio playback of the word pairs they’d already been exposed to and some they hadn’t yet heard.

The researchers then re-gathered both groups at 2 am and gave them a test of the Dutch words to uncover any differences in learning. And indeed there was a difference:

“The group that listened to the words during sleep did better at recalling the words they’d heard”

The simple yet potent trick the researchers employed is known as verbal cueing, and this isn’t the first claim made for its success while sleeping. But what makes this study different is that it puts a finer point on the conditions necessary for this trick to actually work namely, it only works when we’ve already been exposed to the verbal cues before we sleep.

Internet is always helpful

The researchers added a techie dimension by conducting electroencephalographic (EEG)recordings of the sleeping participants brains to track neural electrical activity during the learning period.

They found that learning the foreign words overlapped with the appearance of theta brain waves, an intriguing result since theta is the brain wave state often associated with heightened learning while awake (usually we’re in either the high-frequency, high-alertness alpha or beta states while awake, but it’s thought possible to induce theta state slower in frequency than alpha and beta through concentration techniques).

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What’s possible in a week? If you dedicated seven days to the achievement of one goal, how ambitious could you make this goal? These were the questions that the multilingual friends Katy and Sara posed themselves when they determined to learn English in one week, to prove that it can be done and anyone can do it with the right methods.

They would attempt to liberate themselves from the distractions and responsibilities of modern-day life in order to cram eight hours of study time and I was observing some of the world’s most capable language learners at work.

The language learning expert: Sara

The friends set themselves the challenge of learning a language in a week in order to stretch themselves, and then it was a question of choosing which language to learn. English presented itself as a natural option; there are nigh on 300,000 English speakers in Germany’s capital, and the areas are dotted with stores adorned with signs in English.

“Truly understanding one’s environment requires one to first understand English”

The first operational step in the friends learning process was to decorate the entire apartment with sticky notes. This had an almost ceremonial touch to it as the friends delved into dictionaries and proceeded to label everything with its corresponding English name.

Within the space of about an hour it was impossible to carry out any menial task, be it making a coffee or flicking off a light switch, without first being presented with at least three different words related to this action.

Sara learning in the park

The importance of the other twin’s presence became immediately apparent as Katy and Sara delegated responsibilities for rooms to decorate with sticky notes. This simple task was augmented by continuous little tests that they would spring on one another, and the fact that they split up their day slightly differently and studied different topics meant that each twin became a source of knowledge for the other.

The most extraordinary moment came towards the end of the week!

The friends simply switched their everyday conversations to English, asking one another if they wanted tea or coffee, were ready to cook dinner or when they were going to leave the house.

Katy and Sara had numerous micro-challenges throughout the week. On the first day they were visited by a English friend who greeted them in English and complimented them on how quickly they’d picked up their first words and phrases.

They then learned the names of fruits and the numbers from one to a billion so that they could visit the English market (although they refrained from purchasing nine hundred thousand kumquats). Displaying their haul after their first functional exchange in English, they beamed with pride and a palpable sense of accomplishment before marching back home to study further.

Katy playing audio lessons

On our second visit to the brother’s apartment 24 hours into the week, we found them sampling dozens of different kinds of English snacks.

Like kids staring at the backs of cereal packs before heading to school, the nutritional information and various special offers and competitions on the packaging were analysed during snack breaks.

There was no moment of complete removal from the language learning process during the eight hours that the friends had allotted to it.

They were constantly using their existing knowledge to support the ever-growing knowledge of English, this being the root of their success.

“you will likely come across words that share common origins with your native tongue”

The friends spent a lot of time engrossed in books or on their computers and apps, flicking and swiping their way through exercises eagerly, but at other times they were to be found searching busily for English radio stations and write-ups of English football games on the web.

There is no definitive method to learn a language fluently

All too often, people enter their weekly language class to converse with their teacher, but then barely have any contact with other speakers and that’s not enough.

The old saying that we can solve problems more effectively when we sleep on it may be especially true if the problem we’re trying to solve is learning a new language.

Motivated Katy out to the library

Researchers from two Swiss universities wanted to know if they could enhance the learning of words from a foreign language by exposing people to the words during non-rapid eye movement sleep the deep, dreamless sleep period that most of us experience during the first few hours of the night.

To find out, they gathered two groups of study participants, all of whom were native German speakers, and gave them a series of Dutch-to-German word pairs to learn at 10 pm. One group was then instructed to get some sleep, while the other group was kept awake.For the next few hours both groups listened to an audio playback of the word pairs they’d already been exposed to and some they hadn’t yet heard.

The researchers then re-gathered both groups at 2 am and gave them a test of the Dutch words to uncover any differences in learning. And indeed there was a difference:

“The group that listened to the words during sleep did better at recalling the words they’d heard”

The simple yet potent trick the researchers employed is known as verbal cueing, and this isn’t the first claim made for its success while sleeping. But what makes this study different is that it puts a finer point on the conditions necessary for this trick to actually work namely, it only works when we’ve already been exposed to the verbal cues before we sleep.

Internet is always helpful

The researchers added a techie dimension by conducting electroencephalographic (EEG)recordings of the sleeping participants brains to track neural electrical activity during the learning period.

They found that learning the foreign words overlapped with the appearance of theta brain waves, an intriguing result since theta is the brain wave state often associated with heightened learning while awake (usually we’re in either the high-frequency, high-alertness alpha or beta states while awake, but it’s thought possible to induce theta state slower in frequency than alpha and beta through concentration techniques).

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What’s possible in a week? If you dedicated seven days to the achievement of one goal, how ambitious could you make this goal? These were the questions that the multilingual friends Katy and Sara posed themselves when they determined to learn English in one week, to prove that it can be done and anyone can do it with the right methods.

They would attempt to liberate themselves from the distractions and responsibilities of modern-day life in order to cram eight hours of study time and I was observing some of the world’s most capable language learners at work.

The language learning expert: Sara

The friends set themselves the challenge of learning a language in a week in order to stretch themselves, and then it was a question of choosing which language to learn. English presented itself as a natural option; there are nigh on 300,000 English speakers in Germany’s capital, and the areas are dotted with stores adorned with signs in English.

“Truly understanding one’s environment requires one to first understand English”

The first operational step in the friends learning process was to decorate the entire apartment with sticky notes. This had an almost ceremonial touch to it as the friends delved into dictionaries and proceeded to label everything with its corresponding English name.

Within the space of about an hour it was impossible to carry out any menial task, be it making a coffee or flicking off a light switch, without first being presented with at least three different words related to this action.

Sara learning in the park

The importance of the other twin’s presence became immediately apparent as Katy and Sara delegated responsibilities for rooms to decorate with sticky notes. This simple task was augmented by continuous little tests that they would spring on one another, and the fact that they split up their day slightly differently and studied different topics meant that each twin became a source of knowledge for the other.

The most extraordinary moment came towards the end of the week!

The friends simply switched their everyday conversations to English, asking one another if they wanted tea or coffee, were ready to cook dinner or when they were going to leave the house.

Katy and Sara had numerous micro-challenges throughout the week. On the first day they were visited by a English friend who greeted them in English and complimented them on how quickly they’d picked up their first words and phrases.

They then learned the names of fruits and the numbers from one to a billion so that they could visit the English market (although they refrained from purchasing nine hundred thousand kumquats). Displaying their haul after their first functional exchange in English, they beamed with pride and a palpable sense of accomplishment before marching back home to study further.

Katy playing audio lessons

On our second visit to the brother’s apartment 24 hours into the week, we found them sampling dozens of different kinds of English snacks.

Like kids staring at the backs of cereal packs before heading to school, the nutritional information and various special offers and competitions on the packaging were analysed during snack breaks.

There was no moment of complete removal from the language learning process during the eight hours that the friends had allotted to it.

They were constantly using their existing knowledge to support the ever-growing knowledge of English, this being the root of their success.

“you will likely come across words that share common origins with your native tongue”

The friends spent a lot of time engrossed in books or on their computers and apps, flicking and swiping their way through exercises eagerly, but at other times they were to be found searching busily for English radio stations and write-ups of English football games on the web.

There is no definitive method to learn a language fluently

All too often, people enter their weekly language class to converse with their teacher, but then barely have any contact with other speakers and that’s not enough.

The old saying that we can solve problems more effectively when we sleep on it may be especially true if the problem we’re trying to solve is learning a new language.

Motivated Katy out to the library

Researchers from two Swiss universities wanted to know if they could enhance the learning of words from a foreign language by exposing people to the words during non-rapid eye movement sleep the deep, dreamless sleep period that most of us experience during the first few hours of the night.

To find out, they gathered two groups of study participants, all of whom were native German speakers, and gave them a series of Dutch-to-German word pairs to learn at 10 pm. One group was then instructed to get some sleep, while the other group was kept awake.For the next few hours both groups listened to an audio playback of the word pairs they’d already been exposed to and some they hadn’t yet heard.

The researchers then re-gathered both groups at 2 am and gave them a test of the Dutch words to uncover any differences in learning. And indeed there was a difference:

“The group that listened to the words during sleep did better at recalling the words they’d heard”

The simple yet potent trick the researchers employed is known as verbal cueing, and this isn’t the first claim made for its success while sleeping. But what makes this study different is that it puts a finer point on the conditions necessary for this trick to actually work namely, it only works when we’ve already been exposed to the verbal cues before we sleep.

Internet is always helpful

The researchers added a techie dimension by conducting electroencephalographic (EEG)recordings of the sleeping participants brains to track neural electrical activity during the learning period.

They found that learning the foreign words overlapped with the appearance of theta brain waves, an intriguing result since theta is the brain wave state often associated with heightened learning while awake (usually we’re in either the high-frequency, high-alertness alpha or beta states while awake, but it’s thought possible to induce theta state slower in frequency than alpha and beta through concentration techniques).

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What’s possible in a week? If you dedicated seven days to the achievement of one goal, how ambitious could you make this goal? These were the questions that the multilingual friends Katy and Sara posed themselves when they determined to learn English in one week, to prove that it can be done and anyone can do it with the right methods.

They would attempt to liberate themselves from the distractions and responsibilities of modern-day life in order to cram eight hours of study time and I was observing some of the world’s most capable language learners at work.

The language learning expert: Sara

The friends set themselves the challenge of learning a language in a week in order to stretch themselves, and then it was a question of choosing which language to learn. English presented itself as a natural option; there are nigh on 300,000 English speakers in Germany’s capital, and the areas are dotted with stores adorned with signs in English.

“Truly understanding one’s environment requires one to first understand English”

The first operational step in the friends learning process was to decorate the entire apartment with sticky notes. This had an almost ceremonial touch to it as the friends delved into dictionaries and proceeded to label everything with its corresponding English name.

Within the space of about an hour it was impossible to carry out any menial task, be it making a coffee or flicking off a light switch, without first being presented with at least three different words related to this action.

Sara learning in the park

The importance of the other twin’s presence became immediately apparent as Katy and Sara delegated responsibilities for rooms to decorate with sticky notes. This simple task was augmented by continuous little tests that they would spring on one another, and the fact that they split up their day slightly differently and studied different topics meant that each twin became a source of knowledge for the other.

The most extraordinary moment came towards the end of the week!

The friends simply switched their everyday conversations to English, asking one another if they wanted tea or coffee, were ready to cook dinner or when they were going to leave the house.

Katy and Sara had numerous micro-challenges throughout the week. On the first day they were visited by a English friend who greeted them in English and complimented them on how quickly they’d picked up their first words and phrases.

They then learned the names of fruits and the numbers from one to a billion so that they could visit the English market (although they refrained from purchasing nine hundred thousand kumquats). Displaying their haul after their first functional exchange in English, they beamed with pride and a palpable sense of accomplishment before marching back home to study further.

Katy playing audio lessons

On our second visit to the brother’s apartment 24 hours into the week, we found them sampling dozens of different kinds of English snacks.

Like kids staring at the backs of cereal packs before heading to school, the nutritional information and various special offers and competitions on the packaging were analysed during snack breaks.

There was no moment of complete removal from the language learning process during the eight hours that the friends had allotted to it.

They were constantly using their existing knowledge to support the ever-growing knowledge of English, this being the root of their success.

“you will likely come across words that share common origins with your native tongue”

The friends spent a lot of time engrossed in books or on their computers and apps, flicking and swiping their way through exercises eagerly, but at other times they were to be found searching busily for English radio stations and write-ups of English football games on the web.

There is no definitive method to learn a language fluently

All too often, people enter their weekly language class to converse with their teacher, but then barely have any contact with other speakers and that’s not enough.

The old saying that we can solve problems more effectively when we sleep on it may be especially true if the problem we’re trying to solve is learning a new language.

Motivated Katy out to the library

Researchers from two Swiss universities wanted to know if they could enhance the learning of words from a foreign language by exposing people to the words during non-rapid eye movement sleep the deep, dreamless sleep period that most of us experience during the first few hours of the night.

To find out, they gathered two groups of study participants, all of whom were native German speakers, and gave them a series of Dutch-to-German word pairs to learn at 10 pm. One group was then instructed to get some sleep, while the other group was kept awake.For the next few hours both groups listened to an audio playback of the word pairs they’d already been exposed to and some they hadn’t yet heard.

The researchers then re-gathered both groups at 2 am and gave them a test of the Dutch words to uncover any differences in learning. And indeed there was a difference:

“The group that listened to the words during sleep did better at recalling the words they’d heard”

The simple yet potent trick the researchers employed is known as verbal cueing, and this isn’t the first claim made for its success while sleeping. But what makes this study different is that it puts a finer point on the conditions necessary for this trick to actually work namely, it only works when we’ve already been exposed to the verbal cues before we sleep.

Internet is always helpful

The researchers added a techie dimension by conducting electroencephalographic (EEG)recordings of the sleeping participants brains to track neural electrical activity during the learning period.

They found that learning the foreign words overlapped with the appearance of theta brain waves, an intriguing result since theta is the brain wave state often associated with heightened learning while awake (usually we’re in either the high-frequency, high-alertness alpha or beta states while awake, but it’s thought possible to induce theta state slower in frequency than alpha and beta through concentration techniques).

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What’s possible in a week? If you dedicated seven days to the achievement of one goal, how ambitious could you make this goal? These were the questions that the multilingual friends Katy and Sara posed themselves when they determined to learn English in one week, to prove that it can be done and anyone can do it with the right methods.

They would attempt to liberate themselves from the distractions and responsibilities of modern-day life in order to cram eight hours of study time and I was observing some of the world’s most capable language learners at work.

The language learning expert: Sara

The friends set themselves the challenge of learning a language in a week in order to stretch themselves, and then it was a question of choosing which language to learn. English presented itself as a natural option; there are nigh on 300,000 English speakers in Germany’s capital, and the areas are dotted with stores adorned with signs in English.

“Truly understanding one’s environment requires one to first understand English”

The first operational step in the friends learning process was to decorate the entire apartment with sticky notes. This had an almost ceremonial touch to it as the friends delved into dictionaries and proceeded to label everything with its corresponding English name.

Within the space of about an hour it was impossible to carry out any menial task, be it making a coffee or flicking off a light switch, without first being presented with at least three different words related to this action.

Sara learning in the park

The importance of the other twin’s presence became immediately apparent as Katy and Sara delegated responsibilities for rooms to decorate with sticky notes. This simple task was augmented by continuous little tests that they would spring on one another, and the fact that they split up their day slightly differently and studied different topics meant that each twin became a source of knowledge for the other.

The most extraordinary moment came towards the end of the week!

The friends simply switched their everyday conversations to English, asking one another if they wanted tea or coffee, were ready to cook dinner or when they were going to leave the house.

Katy and Sara had numerous micro-challenges throughout the week. On the first day they were visited by a English friend who greeted them in English and complimented them on how quickly they’d picked up their first words and phrases.

They then learned the names of fruits and the numbers from one to a billion so that they could visit the English market (although they refrained from purchasing nine hundred thousand kumquats). Displaying their haul after their first functional exchange in English, they beamed with pride and a palpable sense of accomplishment before marching back home to study further.

Katy playing audio lessons

On our second visit to the brother’s apartment 24 hours into the week, we found them sampling dozens of different kinds of English snacks.

Like kids staring at the backs of cereal packs before heading to school, the nutritional information and various special offers and competitions on the packaging were analysed during snack breaks.

There was no moment of complete removal from the language learning process during the eight hours that the friends had allotted to it.

They were constantly using their existing knowledge to support the ever-growing knowledge of English, this being the root of their success.

“you will likely come across words that share common origins with your native tongue”

The friends spent a lot of time engrossed in books or on their computers and apps, flicking and swiping their way through exercises eagerly, but at other times they were to be found searching busily for English radio stations and write-ups of English football games on the web.

There is no definitive method to learn a language fluently

All too often, people enter their weekly language class to converse with their teacher, but then barely have any contact with other speakers and that’s not enough.

The old saying that we can solve problems more effectively when we sleep on it may be especially true if the problem we’re trying to solve is learning a new language.

Motivated Katy out to the library

Researchers from two Swiss universities wanted to know if they could enhance the learning of words from a foreign language by exposing people to the words during non-rapid eye movement sleep the deep, dreamless sleep period that most of us experience during the first few hours of the night.

To find out, they gathered two groups of study participants, all of whom were native German speakers, and gave them a series of Dutch-to-German word pairs to learn at 10 pm. One group was then instructed to get some sleep, while the other group was kept awake.For the next few hours both groups listened to an audio playback of the word pairs they’d already been exposed to and some they hadn’t yet heard.

The researchers then re-gathered both groups at 2 am and gave them a test of the Dutch words to uncover any differences in learning. And indeed there was a difference:

“The group that listened to the words during sleep did better at recalling the words they’d heard”

The simple yet potent trick the researchers employed is known as verbal cueing, and this isn’t the first claim made for its success while sleeping. But what makes this study different is that it puts a finer point on the conditions necessary for this trick to actually work namely, it only works when we’ve already been exposed to the verbal cues before we sleep.

Internet is always helpful

The researchers added a techie dimension by conducting electroencephalographic (EEG)recordings of the sleeping participants brains to track neural electrical activity during the learning period.

They found that learning the foreign words overlapped with the appearance of theta brain waves, an intriguing result since theta is the brain wave state often associated with heightened learning while awake (usually we’re in either the high-frequency, high-alertness alpha or beta states while awake, but it’s thought possible to induce theta state slower in frequency than alpha and beta through concentration techniques).

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What’s possible in a week? If you dedicated seven days to the achievement of one goal, how ambitious could you make this goal? These were the questions that the multilingual friends Katy and Sara posed themselves when they determined to learn English in one week, to prove that it can be done and anyone can do it with the right methods.

They would attempt to liberate themselves from the distractions and responsibilities of modern-day life in order to cram eight hours of study time and I was observing some of the world’s most capable language learners at work.

The language learning expert: Sara

The friends set themselves the challenge of learning a language in a week in order to stretch themselves, and then it was a question of choosing which language to learn. English presented itself as a natural option; there are nigh on 300,000 English speakers in Germany’s capital, and the areas are dotted with stores adorned with signs in English.

“Truly understanding one’s environment requires one to first understand English”

The first operational step in the friends learning process was to decorate the entire apartment with sticky notes. This had an almost ceremonial touch to it as the friends delved into dictionaries and proceeded to label everything with its corresponding English name.

Within the space of about an hour it was impossible to carry out any menial task, be it making a coffee or flicking off a light switch, without first being presented with at least three different words related to this action.

Sara learning in the park

The importance of the other twin’s presence became immediately apparent as Katy and Sara delegated responsibilities for rooms to decorate with sticky notes. This simple task was augmented by continuous little tests that they would spring on one another, and the fact that they split up their day slightly differently and studied different topics meant that each twin became a source of knowledge for the other.

The most extraordinary moment came towards the end of the week!

The friends simply switched their everyday conversations to English, asking one another if they wanted tea or coffee, were ready to cook dinner or when they were going to leave the house.

Katy and Sara had numerous micro-challenges throughout the week. On the first day they were visited by a English friend who greeted them in English and complimented them on how quickly they’d picked up their first words and phrases.

They then learned the names of fruits and the numbers from one to a billion so that they could visit the English market (although they refrained from purchasing nine hundred thousand kumquats). Displaying their haul after their first functional exchange in English, they beamed with pride and a palpable sense of accomplishment before marching back home to study further.

Katy playing audio lessons

On our second visit to the brother’s apartment 24 hours into the week, we found them sampling dozens of different kinds of English snacks.

Like kids staring at the backs of cereal packs before heading to school, the nutritional information and various special offers and competitions on the packaging were analysed during snack breaks.

There was no moment of complete removal from the language learning process during the eight hours that the friends had allotted to it.

They were constantly using their existing knowledge to support the ever-growing knowledge of English, this being the root of their success.

“you will likely come across words that share common origins with your native tongue”

The friends spent a lot of time engrossed in books or on their computers and apps, flicking and swiping their way through exercises eagerly, but at other times they were to be found searching busily for English radio stations and write-ups of English football games on the web.

There is no definitive method to learn a language fluently

All too often, people enter their weekly language class to converse with their teacher, but then barely have any contact with other speakers and that’s not enough.

The old saying that we can solve problems more effectively when we sleep on it may be especially true if the problem we’re trying to solve is learning a new language.

Motivated Katy out to the library

Researchers from two Swiss universities wanted to know if they could enhance the learning of words from a foreign language by exposing people to the words during non-rapid eye movement sleep the deep, dreamless sleep period that most of us experience during the first few hours of the night.

To find out, they gathered two groups of study participants, all of whom were native German speakers, and gave them a series of Dutch-to-German word pairs to learn at 10 pm. One group was then instructed to get some sleep, while the other group was kept awake.For the next few hours both groups listened to an audio playback of the word pairs they’d already been exposed to and some they hadn’t yet heard.

The researchers then re-gathered both groups at 2 am and gave them a test of the Dutch words to uncover any differences in learning. And indeed there was a difference:

“The group that listened to the words during sleep did better at recalling the words they’d heard”

The simple yet potent trick the researchers employed is known as verbal cueing, and this isn’t the first claim made for its success while sleeping. But what makes this study different is that it puts a finer point on the conditions necessary for this trick to actually work namely, it only works when we’ve already been exposed to the verbal cues before we sleep.

Internet is always helpful

The researchers added a techie dimension by conducting electroencephalographic (EEG)recordings of the sleeping participants brains to track neural electrical activity during the learning period.

They found that learning the foreign words overlapped with the appearance of theta brain waves, an intriguing result since theta is the brain wave state often associated with heightened learning while awake (usually we’re in either the high-frequency, high-alertness alpha or beta states while awake, but it’s thought possible to induce theta state slower in frequency than alpha and beta through concentration techniques).

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