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[Ep. #10] Are Visual Learners Cursed Or Blessed?

In this episode, I talk about how I discovered my propensity toward visual-spatial learning and how I was able to channel my strengths to learn languages more effectively.


  • Every time you learn another language, it gets easier than the previous one you learned.
  • Your metalinguistic awareness increases as you do it more.
  • The main reason why things get easier is that you learn more and more about yourself – where your strengths and weaknesses are.
  • I was a complete failure before I learned that I was a visual learner.
  • Sequential learners prefer structure and syllabi – visual learners are more disorganized.
  • Visual learners also struggle with retaining audio-only material.
  • Rote memorization is a waste of time for visual learners.

Related blog posts:

Read my article on how I learned that I’m a visual-spatial learner and how it changed my entire strategy for learning languages.

Resource: Find a qualified teacher on italki who’s experienced in teaching effectively to visual-spatial learners.

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Donovan Nagel
Donovan Nagel
I'm an Applied Linguistics graduate, teacher and translator with a passion for language learning (especially Arabic) and simplifying language learning.
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