If you want to learn a language, you can’t really avoid Spaced Repetition.
But that doesn’t mean you have to use Flashcards.
There are many ways you can use Spaced Repetition without them…
In fact, you can use Spaced Repetition for almost any language learning activity. And doing so can seriously accelerate your learning.
In this post you’ll find 4 ways to do just that.
1. Apply Spaced Repetition to the Usage of a Foreign Language
They always say you have to use the language in order to learn it.
But the lack of structure to this approach may make you quit before you even start.
With a little planning you can get more out of it. Much more.
If you apply Spaced Repetition to the usage of a foreign language, you just might be able to kiss the intermediate plateau goodbye.
The process consists of three steps:
Identify what you need to learn, or improve
Decide how you will use it
Apply a good dose of Spaced Repetition to it
You can use this method at any stage of the language learning process. However, in the beginning you will have many weaknesses and it may be hard to decide what you need to improve.
Step 1: What do you want to learn?
First you must decide what you want to learn or improve.
Ideally, this is something that has been giving you a hard time.
It can be:
Words you find difficult or keep forgetting
Grammar constructions you need practice with
Sounds you find hard to pronounce
You probably already know of a few things you need to improve.
Great! Use them.
Step 2: How do you want to use it?
Now that you know where you want to improve yourself, it’s time to decide how you’re going to do that.
Don’t worry, in most cases this is extremely simple and common sense.
If you keep forgetting the word “desk”, all you need to do is make a few sentences with the word “desk” in it.
My desk is clean.
I just bought a new desk.
I sit on my desk because I don’t have a chair.
I prefer desktops over laptops. ?
First, say a sentence out loud, then write it down afterwards.
Source: SMART LAGUAGE LEARNER