I’m very interested in using memory techniques to learn foreign languages, but I’m not sure exactly how the entire process works in practice. I’m hoping to get some insight from somebody who has used memory techniques throughout the language-learning process, from start to fluency. Specifically, I’d like to know how you achieve fluency while using mnemonics.
Is it that you use mnemonics (or some other technique) to accrue vocabulary, and then you slowly practice speaking (retrieving words from a memory palace, for instance) until the mnemonics are no longer needed, a little like using scaffolding to build a structure and then removing it once it’s compete? Or are the mnemonics always in place and being used during speech, even when speaking fluently? I’m asking because it seems like fluent speech would be too fast to illicit vocabulary using memory techniques. I’d like to use techniques myself, but I feel that to do that I need to know exactly how the process goes (from start to becoming fluent).
I would appreciate any feedback.