Developing a new learning/acquisition strategy for LingQ
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Sorry for the flippant comment.
I mean -- listen , read, listen etc. It's an interesting twist, but you don't need any more than the previous sentence (to this one).
I just recently decided that I now need to commit at least 1 hour a day to intensive listening because I feel like this skill is progressing so slowly compared to my reading skill so ive been looking for strategies for that. I'll try your step by step because it looks like a much more organized version of the sloppy way I'm doing it now haha. I think I'll add one more step which is attempting to transcribe (either during first step or separate second step) because I can then keep track of exactly the words I'm not identifying as I go along.
I also have the goal of reading 1,000,000 words (2739 words a day) and unfortunately I usually don't have time to do only this method of listen, read, re-read, re listen again most days of the week for now. ☹️
Communicative strategies need to be applied in the formation of foreign-language communicative competence, i.e. attention should be paid not only to the formal side of the grammar skill but also to the functional side: certain lexical and grammatical phenomena should be selected and included in speech in accordance with the communicative tasks set. Therefore, the application of language strategies for teaching English is inconceivable without introducing communicative strategies, they form a whole. I have been learning a language for over a year now, and I can say without a doubt that building strategies is a very important part of learning , I can easily play foreign online games even without an interpreter or versions of my language
Integrative creative learning strategies are aimed at developing competences necessary for independent solution of the set tasks (cognitive, practical, creative), through critical rethinking of the received information and multiplication of knowledge and skills. The application of these strategies allows students to acquire and apply universal cognitive actions in learning situations by creating an atmosphere of co-creation in communication, by including the emotional sphere of the student, personal interest, self-assessment and self-correction.
Having analyzed the requirements for Bachelor's graduates, having taken into account the competences that students should master in the process of learning a foreign language at university and taking the principles of competence-module organization as a basis
We have concluded that the management of the learning process implies the formation of certain skills. They are subdivided according to the proposed division of learning strategies. Linguistic skills imply accumulation of special terminology (thesaurus); active acquisition of grammatical constructions characteristic of business style. Communicative skills are the skills of processing and interpreting information obtained from the text; mastering speech etiquette and orientation in communication situations, correspondence in English; using country-specific and cultural background knowledge. Integrative skills consist in the ability to independently find various sources of information in a foreign language; to process, interpret, use information using information and communication technologies; to implement a product using communication and information technologies; to communicate effectively with consumers, colleagues, representatives of superior organisations
I think it's a good strategy to try. It incorporates a lot of listening and I've always liked to fit in reading and listening at the same time when I can. I think it's less important as you progress, but very helpful in the beginning and intermediate stages...especially if you are listening at full speed and the speaker is a quick speaker.
Downsides are obviously if you have no audio (as Asad points out) you can't listen and your best bet there is sentence mode and TTS. You can also use some websites that provide TTS, but would allow for using your strategy. https://ttsmp3.com/ for example.
Other times, this full strategy may not be convenient...maybe you're standing in line and just want to fit some reading in without the listening, for example.
You may find you'll tweak it as you progress. I think it's a good starting point. I think everyone needs to feel out their own way and what works best for them. Lots of tinkering and playing around with ideas. For myself I generally work in sentence mode with unfamiliar content, but I do like the idea of working on a page/paragraph idea. I might play around with that. I *do* tend to do this if I simply read something online, where I might simply use google translate extension to read an article. I'll often highlight the full sentence or paragraph to get a more cohesive idea of what's going on.
Since you are learning German like myself, - usually- how long does it take you to read one chapter of a novel either in sentence mode or using a translation tool as a clutch and simultaneously creating lingqs and listening to the audiobook?
Oddly enough, for me, either for studying in sentence mode or going back and forth from translation to the main text, creating lingqs, and listening to the audiobook, I mean, in my case, both methods take about 2 hours to go through one chapter of a typical novel.
I am thinking a lot about optimizing this process but I do not know how to fast-track it without losing comprehension of the text.
Hi Asad. Difficult to say for sure as I usually don't make it through a chapter in one sitting (a full chapter being around 2200 words). My main reference for this is the first book of Harry Potter which I just finished. If I had to guess...by the end of the book I was probably going through a chapter in around a half hour???? maybe.
I'm on to a new book... Ausgerechnet Sylt. In terms of % new words, it's about the same of where I left off with Harry Potter, but I'm finding it a little slower going as the phrasing feels more difficult. Again, I haven't made it through a chapter in one sitting (I probably read for around 10 min or so before I fall asleep lol). I'm guessing maybe it's upwards of 45 min?
I'm not always listening. I'm listening to the audiobook after...not at the same time. If I'm at desktop I'll use single sentence mode and play the tts at reading time. If I'm using the app, I'll only play a word that I'm unfamiliar with and just want to confirm pronunciation since tts doesn't really work in sentence mode with the app on imported novels (at least for me).
I go through all of these "styles" because often I'm not at a place where I can use desktop as I try to fit in reading whenever I can find a spare minute.
p.s. I'm reading the novels in LingQ...that's my "crutch". If I need to look up things I'm doing it within LingQ.
What about when importing an ebook without an audio. Just reading the text. How do you study it? Is there a step by step procedure for tackling it?
I suppose alternating between steps 2 and 3 would work, but I can honestly say I've never tried it with text only. I've wondered that myself too, but for now I think it's much more beneficial to have the audio with text if you can find it.
Ideally (but not always possible) you can also get the audiobook and do the listening parts of that outside of LingQ. Obviously not all books may have an audiobook in the target language so obviously dependent on that.