114: How To Memorize A Foreign Language – Dr. Anthony Metivier

Anthony Metivier interviewed by Mikkel Thorup on The Expat Money Show

Today’s guest on the Expat Money Show is Dr. Anthony Metivier, the founder of the Magnetic Memory Method, a formulaic, 21st Century approach to memorizing foreign language vocabulary, dreams, names, music, poetry and more — in ways that are easy, elegant, effective and fun.

He has taught thousands of students in multiple countries and worked as a memory coach and adviser to top ESL instructors and language school administrators around the world.

I was first introduced to him and his work by two accomplished polyglots and good friends of mine, Kris Broholm and Olly Richards who raved about his methods, once I started digging into his work, I could see why.



  • Dr. Anthony Metivier – Ph.D. in Humanities
  • Concepts like, feeling better about yourself; finish what you start; friendship and memory
  • How Anthony learned to sing a song in Chinese, in a month, for his wedding
  • How to memorize names, places, languages
  • What is Mnemonics
  • Spaced repetition 
  • Pomodoro Method
  • Memorization – long term memory vs working memory
  • Memory vs learning
  • Memory Palace – how many can I have?
  • Jason Bourne – Memorizing license plates
  • Sleeping on something and your subconscious working away at it
  • Is this good for Children?
  • and so much more!






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Anthony and I have become friends over the past year and I have used his method for memory enhancing since day 1. I can tell you his use of the Memory Palace is fascinating and I use it all the time for anchoring new vocabulary. It has helped immensely with my Spanish learning, making it easier and more effective.


About The Host, Mikkel Thorup

Mikkel Thorup; the host of The Expat Money Show, has 20+ years in continual travel around the world, visiting more than 100 countries including Colombia, North Korea, Zimbabwe and Iran.

His goal now is to help Expats just like you to generate additional streams of income, eliminate your tax bill, and take advantage of offshore structures so you can travel the world freely and never have to worry about money again.

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