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Learning a foreign language with more ease

A gift for languages is basically the ability to tune the ear to the frequencies of a foreign language.

Ideally, the ear should be open to a wide range of frequencies andcapable to register a great variety of rhythms. However, during development, our ear adapts to the way of hearing determined by our mother tongue. Different languages favor different frequency ranges: English speakers mainly use frequencies from 2000 to 12000 Hertz, while a French speaker uses those from 100 to 300 and from 1000 to 2000 Hz. Most Slavic languages use the bandwidth between 100 and 12000 Hz, and German speakers between 100 and 3000 Hz. In other words, there is an "English", a "French", a "Slavic" or a "German" ear. And, according to the Tomatis Law, humans can only reproduce in their speech the frequencies that they perceive.

We now better understand why, for example, French speakers have such a hard time learning other languages. Their preferred frequency range, as well as that of Italians, is situated in a rather narrow band. In turn, people from countries where Slavic languages are spoken have an advantage. The frequency range of some 20 Slavic languages covers a much wider bandwidth. This explains the aptitude of people from Eastern Europe to learn languages.

To learn a language well, one must first be able to hear well its particular frequency range.

Moreover, every language has a typical latency time, which is needed to pronounce a syllable and hear oneself.

The Brain Activator "opens" the ear to the target foreign language with specially tuned programs that get the ear to integrate the new frequencies, rhythm and melody of that language. The Tomatis listening training helps you learn a foreign language faster and speak it better.

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