The Most Effective Language Learning Method (2)
I wonder if I left anything out that I wanted to talk about. Yeah, there was just the thing that David James speaks about short-term and long-term memory. I don't understand all these things about short-term and long-term memory, I just think a lot of these things don't matter. I think there's only one rule and I'm more and more convinced of this, do what you like doing. In my case, it's listening and reading to things of interest and, occasionally, taking a break from it to review words and phrases and, slowly, when I get the urge, occasionally, here and there speaking to people in the language.
Now, it is important to find content that you enjoy, where you enjoy the voice, where you enjoy the subject matter, you enjoy the way words are used. I've been lucky because in Russian there's lots of stuff available between literature and audio books and Ekho Moskvy -- which now is under some threat, by the way, in Russia, it looks like Putin is going to try to shackle them, to some extent -- and this wonderful material that I've found in Czech.
So, again, something we have to do a better job of at LingQ is make people aware of not only all the good content that are members are creating in our library, but also, as they progress, the kind of content that's available from the Internet. Now, we do list quite a few of these resources, but I'm not sure everybody knows where to find them. We were talking about that today and maybe we have to do a better job there.
Anyway, just to leave you with a thought, if you can find a way to enjoy your language learning, whatever that way is, that's going to be the effective way for you. So that's my thought for today. I kind of went on a bit too long, but there you have it. I look forward to your comments, thank you for listening.