About Linkword

Why Linkword?

  • A large number of independent studies show that Linkword is up to 3 times faster than normal learning methods.
  • Our courses are built upon the science and principles of memory enhancement. These include methods of association, spaced retrieval, optimal colour-ways and testing patterns specifically designed to increase your speed of learning. It works!
  • More than 750,000 people have already enjoyed learning and greatly boosted their language confidence with Linkword.
  • Linkword courses work equally and powerfully well whether you have previously been good or not so good at language learning. Studies also show Linkword as being highly beneficial for dyslexic learners.
  • Our courses are ideal for pleasure, travel, business and schoolwork. Linkword is the perfect exam revision aid or as a refresher to previous studies and a great backup for those attending evening classes.

Evidence Linkword works

Linkword Languages courses are developed by Dr Michael Gruneberg, an internationally recognised expert in memory and learning methods.

The courses use a large number of memory enhancing principles, including the method of association, spaced retrieval, and optimal testing patterns to increase the speed of learning and to increase the amount of memory of what has been learned.

Unlike the great majority of language courses available for sale, over 100 independent research studies have shown that compared to normal learning methods, the underlying method of association used in the Linkword courses is up to 3 times faster.

Dr Gruneberg has also published a large number of studies in refereed journals showing the effectiveness of his Linkword courses. We know of no other language course where performance levels have been published. Not only have the studies shown how fast is learning with Linkword, but how much more enjoyable learning is as well and how much it boosts confidence.

More about Dr Gruneberg

He is a former President of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, an international learned society. He has been involved in a number of broadcasts for the BBC, including writing the original script for the BBC QED programme, THE MAGIC of MEMORY and was the scientific consultant for the BBC series on Unforgettable Memory. He has published a large number of research papers and books on Memory and Memory improvement.

Academic Publications on Linkword:

Beaton, A. A ., Gruneberg, M. M., Hyde, C. Shufflebottom, A. & Sykes, R.N. (2005). Facilitation of receptive and productive foreign vocabulary acquisition using the keyword method: The role of image quality. Memory, 13, 458-471

Sommer S. and Gruneberg M (2002) The use of Linkword Language computer courses in a Classroom situation; A case study at Rugby school. Language Learning Journal, 26, 48-53

Gruneberg M. and Pascoe K. (1996) The effectivness of the keyword method for receptive and productive learning in the elderly. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 21, 102-109

Gruneberg M.M.,(1996) The use of mnemonic strategies in the learning of non Roman foreign language alphabets. Language Learning Journal, 1, 82-83

Beaton, A. A ., Gruneberg, M. M., and Ellis N (1995) Retention of foreign vocabulary learned using the keyword method: a ten year follow up. Second Language Research,11,2,pp 112-120

Gruneberg M , Sykes R and Gillett E. (1994). The facilitating effect of Mnemonic strategies on two learning tasks in learning disabled adults. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 4, 241-254

Gruneberg M (1992) The practical application of memory aids. In Gruneberg m and Morris P. (Eds) Aspects of Memory: The Practical Aspects. London Routledge.

Gruneberg M and Jacobs G (1991) In defence of Linkword. Language Learning Journal, 3,25-29.

Gruneberg M and Sykes R (1991) Individual differences in attitudes to the keyword method of foreign language learning. Language Learning Journal.4, 60-62

Popular Memory Books

Gruneberg M and Herrmann D (1997) Your Memory for Life. Cassels. London

Herrmann D and Gruneberg M. (1999) How to cure your Memory Failures. Cassels. London Available as a download from Linkwordlanguages.com

Herrmann D and Gruneberg M (2008) Supermemory 11 . Strategic books. New York

Academic Books on Memory

Gruneberg M. and Morris P. (Eds) (1978) Aspects of Memory, Methuen and Co. London. Second Editions published in 1992

Gruneberg M. Morris P and Sykes R (Eds) (1978) Practical Aspects of Memory. Academic Press. London

Herrmann D Yoder C, Gruneberg M and Payne D.(2006) Applied Cognitive Psychology .Lawrence Erlbaum Mahwah New. Jersey