Tagged: Pronunciation Trainer
Quick question about studying with the pronunciation trainer.
I have just started the Arabic trainer, and made some frustrating progress last night with my first set of cards. Now I’ve learnt a few letters I’m trying to read simple Arabic words and looking up the letters I don’t recognise/dissecting the word in my phone.
Given the logic of SRS and leaving the gaps before reviewing, is doing my own study alongside ok or counter productive?
My opinion is that it’s counter-productive because if you expose yourself to new words before being exposed to all the pronunciation rules you may learn words with the wrong pronunciation which you will then have to re-learn the right way. It creates double work.
Once through the pronunciation trainer and you’re starting your 625 words that’s when I’m big on maybe pulling words from multiple sources so doing chapter by chapter through a language learning textbook is best at that point alongside creating your 625 picture words. I try to keep them in separate decks though, just so I know the type of card/cards I’m using. The 625 words are visual, so you don’t need an example sentence per se, when other conceptual words need context and a sentence to put them in for them to get in your memory. The word “because” can’t be summed up in a single image, so of course a different card is needed vs the base 625.
But that’s my take on it. Also I do value pronunciation VERY highly at the start so maybe I’m a bit biased.
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