I've been working through level 1 of Rocket Italian and I'm loving the format! I have a great routine going and I feel like I'm learning and retaining the content well.
The only problem I've been running into is the language and culture lessons. I LOVE that they're here because I learn better when I understand the “why” behind the grammar. But by the end of module one I was SICK of doing them back-to-back! Since then, I've been alternating between interactive audio lessons and language and culture lessons (5.1, then 5.6, then 5.2, etc). I notice when I learn words out of order, but that's not an issue, and I don't get sick of either content type.
The problem I can't solve is the examples used in the language and culture lessons. I love the explanations, but it feels impossible to learn the grammar when all of the examples include words I don't know yet! It's hard to concentrate on getting your direct object pronouns correct when you don't know the verb OR the noun being used. That lesson alone included 5 new verbs and over a dozen words I had never seen before. How am I supposed to learn where to put my pronouns if I have all this vocabulary to focus on first?
I also have to wonder… am I going to learn all this vocab somewhere else? Or is it just going to be thrown at me and forgotten? It's become my biggest struggle so far. Any tips or insight would be a big help.