Hola todos. I've been using this program for about two months now. I'm listening repeatedly to each lesson. I'm now up to 2.4 and finding that when Amy reviews previous lessons, I can't seem to remember. Anyone else have that problem? Is it just being new at it? I don't feel like I'm rushing. I remember when Mauricio repeats it. VERY FRUSTRATING. Saludos, Phil
Forgetting what I'm learning
April 5, 2006
April 7, 2006
Here's my approach: 1) CONCENTRATE ON LISTENING SKILLS. Spanish, in my opinion, has a naturally quicker pace and rythm than English - which tends to make it hard for our gringo ears to distinguish words and stuff. Use the Rocket Spanish conversations and focus on understanding what they are saying, not necessarily being able to remember how to say what they are saying. Another VERY helpful hint: DESTINOS This is a 52 episode "soap opera" of sorts that is designed to teach Spanish. You can view all 52 episodes online at http://www.learner.org/resources/series75.html. You do have to create an account but its worth it. What I did was start a notebook to keep track of words I don't know - I use a dictionary to look stuff up. I don't worry about memorizing these words, just be familiar enough with them to maybe recognize it when I hear it. Also, DESTINOS was filmed in Mexico, Argentina, Spain, and Puerto Rico - so you get a variety of accents and dialects. 2) MASTER EACH CHAPTER OF ROCKET SPANISH CONVERSATION COURSE: This is the part that addresses your concerns specifically. Don't move from Chapter 1.1 to 1.2 until you KNOW everything in that section to the point that you can say any of those phrases at will without even thinking about it. So what if it takes you a week. A week so that it becomes part of you is better than one day on a section and then not being able to remember it two weeks later. That's my two cents, or a quarter.
April 22, 2006
Just a correction to the website given in the previous post it should be http://www.learner.org/resources/series75.html (':o') Maury