How The Alexander Technique Can Help You Learn A Foreign Language

Robert Rickover tells Harriet Anderson: “When learning a foreign language, there are pronunciations that are usually foreign. I wish I’d had Alexander lessons when I was taking French in high school. It would’ve saved me a world of grief.”

Harriet: “First, as learning to learn. Learning a transferable skill. Learning to unlearn and learning to relearn. When we learn a foreign language as adults, we’ve been imprinted with our mother tongue. So it is important to unlearn the muscle patterns which make for specific pronunciation.

“The Technique can help us learn new muscle patterns to make new sounds.”

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been followed by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
This entry was posted in Alexander Technique. Bookmark the permalink.