How many times should I listen to a lesson until I move on?
“…How many times should I listen to a lesson until I move on?..”
Professor Arguelles once answered a question along the lines of ‘when to stop shadowing a particular text’. I think he said we should keep working on it until we can effectively rehearse the whole chunk of text or dialogue in our minds while taking a shower! This also implies, I guess, understanding every part of it and being confident that all of the grammar and syntax is entirely correct, and that no part is missing.
(However this doesn’t necessarily set the bar so very high - especially if one is starting out with short chunks of relatively simple content.)
I tend to move on when I am no longer interested. When we lose interest our learning efficiency goes down fast. I know that I will meet most of the same words and phrases again later, if they are important to me. I can listen tens of times, even a hundred times, in the beginning, but remember I do a lot of this will doing other tasks. As I progress I repeat the lessons less often. I leave lessons without understanding them and then go back later. I sometimes try difficult lessons for fun , to see where I am , and then go back to easier lessons to regain fluency and confidence. Explore and see what works for you.