Things I wish I’d starting doing soon in 2nd Language Learning

1. Reading aloud
2. Spaced flash cards (as opposed to massed)
3. Comics
4. Listening to podcasts (both actively and passively)
5. Copying lists from dictionary at spaced intervals (although the jury is out on how effective this is)
6. Meetups (or independent study groups in the days before the internet)

One thought on “Things I wish I’d starting doing soon in 2nd Language Learning

  1. Agree with most, but those days I’ve became skeptical of things like 2 and 5. My current list is:

    – Spend less time with flashcards
    – Not worry about drilling
    – Not worry about “getting the basics well”
    – Spend more time actually doing the stuff you wanted to do with the language in the first place (reading literature, etc), even if (especially if!) your knowledge is incomplete