The Marathon Study Guides
We think these are some of the best intensive language-learning lessons around: comprehensive and gimmick-free, requiring the student to have good dictionary manners, a memory that won't give up, and ferocious study habits. See a sampling of study topics.
Downloadable Study Guides for Sale
60 Tricks to Learning Languages: PDF format (265KB), 45 pages, $4.00
For those personal, 1-on-1 lessons, we make use of a second volume, Overachievers' Guide to Learning Languages, 100 pages, which builds on and extends the material from the first volume.
50 Top Techniques for Studying English: PDF format (357KB), 66 pages, $4.00
Specifically for English as a Second/Foreign Language (ESL, EFL) studies, while Advanced Techniques for Learning English (also 100 pages) is used in one-on-one instruction, especially those involved in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and, our favorite students, the International Teaching Assistants (ITAs). Both texts are written and presented in simplified, intermediate-level English.
All Materials copyright © 1998 William J. Murphy/Marathon Language Learning.
Online ordering is secure through . A PayPal account is not required to order. All major credit cards are accepted. Once the sale is complete, you will be emailed a link to download your study guide.
- The #1 Study Technique
- Bedtime for Bilinguals
- Is There Life after Berlitz?
- The Awful Truth About Subtitles
- Hammer That Grammar
- Dictionary Drop Shot
- Memory Work - Had Any Lately?
- Lessons D'Amour
- Intonation: the Last Frontier
- Nine Ways to Watch Foreign Videos & DVDs
- A Rating System for Cassettes & CDs
- The 5-Step Review Method
- Magazine Mania
- The Writings on the Wall
- The Eager Have Landed
- Tricks for Tutors
- Aggressive Language Learning
- All the News That Fits
- Headword Hunting
- The Five Steps to Thinking in a Foreign Language
- Deal with It: the Five Levels of Vocabulary