I have a few questions related to vocabulary acquisition at the beginning stage and others related questions that I would want to ask Steve but also others users of LingQ and this forum.
Before I write down my questions, I think it will be good for you guys to know that I will learn Spanish. I started two weeks ago. I got 1100 LingQ and 48 know words. I had use LingQ in the past for English but it was only to improve my listening skill as I had achieved a satisfactory level in English (in my opinion at least). Also, I am learning it only using LingQ so it's my first time really beginning a new language with this 'method'. I will not try to study the grammar, at least for a while, since I discovered, will trying to learn Russian (I will return to it later), that I can get suck-up in little or insignificant points of grammar and it slow my progress down and lower my enjoyment for the language.
1 - I know that without a context, I find it incredibly hard to remember a word especially if it's a conjugated verb. For noun and adverb, I find it really easier at it doesn't have many form or none at all. You said that you don't use review flashcard often without the lesson and you don't really use the SRS as well if I am not mistaken. So, how do you judge you have learn passively a word ? Do you pass from 1 to 4 or you review your flashcard with your lessons and they gradually get to 'know' over a period of time?
2 - Do you often increased the statue of a word by one point as oppose from 1 to 4 without the use of flashcard, just by reading and listening to a lesson and by judging that you know that word better now that before ?
3 - As I stated above, verb seems way more difficult to learn than other types of word. When you try to learn them at the beginning stage, are you satisfied if you got the meaning right but the correct tenses or conjugation wrong ?
4 - As I speak French (my mother tongue), I find a lot of words easy for me to understand and remember (yeah!). That also means I got bored really quickly from a lesson. On the day I start a lesson, I often don't listen to it more than 3 times. At that point, I understand more than 70% of the lesson when I see the script. I try to listen to again a couple of time the following days but at some points (fairly quickly to be honest), I don't enjoy it anymore and it's more a torture than anything else. Should I just continue to listen and LingQ new lessons as long as I understand them and enjoy them and review the older ones from time to time ?
5 - As written above, as I don't listen often to the same content my listening time seems low if we use the LingQ statistic system. Is it a problem now or in the future ?