Hi, I’ve been downloading audio but would like to know, how much do you liike to download? Do you download every lesson, or only a few?
I tend to download every lesson when I am a Beginner in a language, the better I get at understanding, the less I download. My MP3 player, nevertheless, has a respectable 1228 items in seven languages on it (some items uploaded, rather than downloaded).
I download every lesson since it’s easiest for me to find time to listen so I make sure to add all my lessons to my ipod. Finding the time to read and create LingQs is tougher so this maximizes my available time.
I also download every lesson. I usually listen before I read and LingQ.
I forgot to mention that I read and listen online to the more advanced material, but do not necessarily download it.
I download every lesson because I consider listening on the go my major activity. If it is unfamiliar material, I may be able to zone in on only unrelated scraps of intelligble language. This mental experience is tolerable if I think of it as another mode of flashcarding. As I LingQ and review actual flashcards, this listening-as-flashcarding experience is replaced with more global impressions of the language, ie more native like listening.
Without making it a rule, I listen many times to new material, even without understanding much. When I then read and LingQ, I can almost hear the recording in my head, without using the audio. It is a neat experience.
I amwith dooo. I feel the listening, and especially repetitive listening to difficult material, gives me a head start and some momentum for the reading, and increases my motivation to create LingQs for the words that I did not get.
I am finding listening lots of times improves my comprehension of the text and my accent is becoming more “authentic”.