How thorough

Liz-W10

Liz-W10

How thorough should you know a lesson before moving on to the next lesson? I always feel that I could redo the whole lesson and still have a lot to learn.
Dan-H24

Dan-H24

At least in the lessons I am in now (beginning the Platinum Plus level) I feel the same way. There seems to be a big jump in the length and complexity of these lessons over the basic course, which is to be expected. So where once I could listen to an entire audio lesson and do all of the exercises in a single day, now I find myself working hard just to get through one of the testing exercises (Hear It/Say it, Write It, or Know it.) So at some point I begin to realize that the lesson I am working on is becoming a little stale, and it feels like it is time to move on. I will then jump ahead to the next lesson, work through it, then probably come back and redo the first lesson again. I am finding this especially helpful now that several lessons pertain to the same topic; the imperfect tense, for example. I think this is one of the good things about Rocket Spanish: you can proceed at your own pace, use a plan that works best for you, and go back and repeat an earlier lesson to keep things fresh and interesting.
Laura-G35

Laura-G35

Do you guys memorize each lesson dialogue before moving on? For example, can you role play each of the roles without messing up (too much) before going to the next lesson?
Dan-H24

Dan-H24

Laura, I think everyone is different, but I really can't see the point in memorizing the dialogue. After all, I am learning a language, not performing in a play. For me the object is learning new words, and more importantly, learning how the words fit together differently than they do in English. I tend to work at a lesson until it starts to get monotonous, then I move on to another lesson. But of course I may return to a previous lesson to refresh myself or when I have learned something else that makes a previous topic clearer. For example, I struggled mightily with direct and indirect object pronouns, finally moving on even though I didn't understand how to use them completely. Later I had a sort of epiphany and went back and restudied the lessons with more success. And just the other day I got interested in the "Scriptorium Technique" and decided to try it going way back to lesson 1.1 and working forward. A good refresher!
ricardo-rich

ricardo-rich

Hola a todos, Dan is right in that we all learn differently and I think we just need to keep at it. Find what works for you. I review and revisit my resources everyday. I vary from Rocket, Learning Spanish Like Crazy, The Big Red Book, reading and speaking aloud in mock conversations etc. I have been at this awhile and a lot of things have finally been internalized, but I still have a long way to go. At this point I spend a lot of time listening and listening.¡Buena suerte a todos y no se rinda! Saludos, Ricardo
Laura-G35

Laura-G35

Gracias! I am new to Rocket Spanish, and I was remembering having to memorize dialogues in high school language classes, and was wondering if that was one of the keys to fluency in Rocket Spanish. Being successful at the Play It game, for example, seems to depend upon how much of the lesson dialogue has been put to memory. Ricardo/Rich - I, too, am using multiple resources - I have gone through all 5 levels of Fluenz Latin American Spanish, finished my Spanish Duolingo tree, and I use Spanishpod101 as a supplement to increase vocabulary, expressions, and improve my listening skills. I also watch Spanish language TV shows, listen to Spanish radio stations in my car, etc. Listening is key! I'll check out the Scriptorium Technique, Dan. Thanks! Reviewing the basics over and over again is another key!
Robert-G88

Robert-G88

I'm old and slow to learn new languages. I'm finding that, periodically, I start over and do a quick run thru of the earlier lessons for refreshers. When I started the more difficult and longer lessons I had to go thru them 3 or 4 times just to start getting used to them. I'm in no great hurry and I love the program so I just keep plugging. This is my first time on the forums and I like them.
Dan-H24

Dan-H24

Robert: Bienvenidos a este foro. Es un bueno lugar a practicar leyendo y escribiendo el español, y consiguiendo respuesta a tus preguntas.
ricardo-rich

ricardo-rich

Hola Robert, ¡Bienvenido al foro! Como Dan ha dicho, es un buen lugar y hay mucha buena gente aquí. Saludos, Ricardo
Patrice-B

Patrice-B

Saludos Robert y todos. De acuerdo con todo el mundo estos foros son muy divertido y también puede practicar sin preocupado. También tenemos amigos se hablan español muy bien y ellos ayudarnos. Te recomiendo que visitar el foro se llama "las preguntas y las respuestas" y unirnos.
Liz-W10

Liz-W10

I listen to previous lessons while I am getting ready in the morning. I also listen to the lessons in the car, so I am constantly reviewing old lessons.

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