First a confession: the last days I’ve definetely been spending more time reading on the forum than doing actual lessons…for the reason that I’m so insecure about which is the best way to go. I would be so grateful for some tips!
So what I’ve figured out so far:
The challenges are designed in a way that you could do them without using pause, no repetition, and just move on the the next challenge - as long as you’re working concentrated and really say as much as possible in the gaps. ok.
Also, just do what works for yourself as long as you’re enjoying it. great!
can I please hear it just one more time? hahahha.
I feel so insecure just going with it, always wondering whether I’m doing it right. I felt it was good for me to do a challenge once, at the end being completly confused (my flatmates having had to endure a lot of swearing) and then just repeating it the next day and being ok with it. Next challenge maybe in the evening or the next day. Probably that’s all right, but maybe I’d get more out of it it I didn’t repeat? And just today I read about marathon sessions. Would anyone be so kind and share their experience about just going on as long as possible? I imagine it’s just complete brain melt down.
Another thing ist that I believe starting to extend vocabulary as early as possible is clever. I have a long term aversion to reading learner’s magazines, just tuning in a radio station or watching telenovelas; probably a relict from school. I hope I’ll soon be brave enough to participate in WSP activities, but I’d also like to have other resources. It helps me a lot to see a word written down. Do you have recommendations?
Same goes for grammar, I feel that it really relaxes me to just have some information about grammar. In a way that I don’t care if I get it wrong, but I can always go back to something and figure out where the problem was. I’m a grammar person, it gives me confidence. Probably I’m not the only charts and tables enthusiast here, what are your experiences? Did you manage to not start looking up (exceptions from) rules or did you find that in the end it did help you to have some structured information? I’m very close to just giving in hahahaha
Phew. I realize most people struggle in the beginning. But I’m just so used to having some sort of feedback when learning a new language, it would mean a lot to hear about your experiences and get some advice. Thank you all for letting me join this wonderful community!