I just started poking around the new Play It section that was just added, and I am wondering what others think of it. When they added the Write It section I began using it enthusiastically, since I thought that writing in Spanish was an important skill that would help me learn the language. I think I might have a slight OCD tendency, and those no-longer-green boxes drove me nuts until I went back and finished all of them, reinforcing some old lessons in the process. I'm just not so sure about Play It. It doesn't seem all that different from Hear It Say It and Know It, in that it is still a scripted "conversation." But all of those no-longer-green boxes are taunting me...
Opinions on "Play it"
April 1, 2014
April 2, 2014
I actually find myself repeating the easy part of "play it" again and again until I actually memorized them. Then I show off to my co-workers what I have learned. Before this, I just go through the quiz, the hear it, the write it and the know it portion. I understood the tests but by the time I get to my work, I can't remember any of them. I imagine, I can't really zoom through the play it exercise and probably will not earn as many points as before. This actually reminded me when I was in the choir and have to memorize the lyrics of the songs. This exercise is actually replacing some of those native Spanish speakers that I wish would help me learn.
April 2, 2014
I find that "Play It" helps me learn the dialog more incrementally than "Know It". It also forces me to remember the dialog (or pieces of it) faster.
April 3, 2014
I too want to go back and turn things all green again. I guess that is an incentive to try new things. I haven't gotten the hang of Play It though and the play back audio is terrible on my computer. Not as good as a conversation with real person, but should help. What do you think of the new scheduler at the top of the dashboard. Good idea, I think, but mine is a day off. Buenos Noches Amigos