Hi, everyone. I am 30-year-old Japanese male who joined LingQ yesteday. I joined LingQ because I agreed with what Mr. Steve Kaufmann said on YouTube. By chance I watched the video about how we learn new language. I was very lucky to watch it. I think that listening to and reading what we are interested in, what we think useful, what is related to our every day real life, or what is happening in real world as much as possible over again is very important at the early stage when you start to learn other language. Today, I want everyone to tell me your advice or opinion about how many times we should listen to one audio file over again or how many times you listen to one everyday actually. What is the indication or the yardstick that we can or should end to listen to the file and move on to the new file.
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Thank you very much for noticing me that there’s already similar subject.
I will take the next file if I get bored.
Also I’d like to go forward and backward as I want to.
I listen until I understand about 75% or until I get bored. The brain needs repetition but also needs novelty.
Thank you very much for your information.
Your opinion on Youtube that I don’t need to understand everything, or I cannot understand everything at the early stage when I learn other language, and it is OK if I understand about 60-70% helped me to have courage or motivation to restart and continue learning English.
I used to and tended to stop learning English many times when I got sick of English because I cannot understand English perfectly, especially l cannot listen to the content spoken in English. I can read English to some extent because the words on the paper or on the screen don’t disappear. But I tended to get frustrated with and despair of my poor listening skill when I cannot listen to the content fully at one time. I also tended to despair of my English skill, and get sick of and quit learning English when I cannot understand what I can understand easily in Japanese.
I think that in my case the reason why I quit learning English every time is I study English only for English itself, not for enjoying the content in English. But from now on, I would like to start to improve my English skill step by step from the level at which I am now, using LingQ. I would like to try to enjoy the process in which my English skill gets better. At least, I want to continue to learn English, and try to enjoy the content and get pleasure in English.
I’m sorry that it became long sentences, but anyway I appreciate for LingQ.
LingQ motivated me to learn English again.
how can i good at 4 skills studing english and get good score of toefl ?
As for me, I don’t listen to the same information again and again even if I don’t understand it perfectly. Properly speaking, I listen to most of the information only once. I occasionally listen to some parts again and again when not grabbing some words or idioms.
There are two reasons.
Firstly, I don’t have much time to listen. Radio or TV stations broadcast new information every time while listening to the same one again, ,so I prefer to listen to new one.
Secondly, the brain always needs novelty. I mean, I want to know something new although I don’t figure out the previous information.
All the key words are repeated every day and many unknown proper nouns appears in daily news, so no needs to learn unfamiliar words, I believe the key ones we already know help us guess all the rest. The more we follows, the clearer they are.
It all depends on the language and the stage I’m at. With a new language I may listen dozens of times, up to 100 times or more. But at the same time I’ve returned to what I did a long time ago, that is copying out the lesson text seven times over the course of about 10 days. It helps with understanding the lesson when listening because your brain slowly absorbs the patterns of the language while you are writing. When I’m more advanced, I listen less often, even only once sometimes. With content that I find really interesting I can listen more often; you always discover something that you hadn’t understood the first time round.