Have you guys tried doing the "Match the words/phrases" the other way around?
Have you tried doing the "Match the words/phrases" by reading the English equivalent first, then try to deduct in your head the foreign language equivalent while looking away, then once done you check if the one you deduct is correct?
Is this more efficient and effective than just simply dragging and matching almost instantly?
Yep, I've been doing that since about halfway through Level 1 (currently on Level 3). I've been getting a lot more out of those sections since I switched over. Those sections are too easy if you go from Spanish to English as you really only have to recognize a couple of words to get the answer right. I've also tweaked my approach to the final exercise (Repeat the phrases). Instead of just repeating the phrases, I listen to the sentence and translate it without looking at the text for some extra listening practice. I then repeat the phrase and make sure I have the pronunciation down pat.
Thank you for sharing your study techniques. It's nice to know that you also do the same thing. I had to ask because I was having a second thought that it might be inefficient to read the English first since our focus is to learn the foreign language by either reading or writing, so glad to know we are in the same room. Will definitely try your technique on "Repeat the phrases". Have a good one 🙂
Just wanted to say THANK you for this tip. I read this a month ago after finishing French 5 and starting German 1.... This has challenged me a lot more than simply dragging and dropping. Much appreciated!
I do the same. I also close my eyes and listen to the sentences that I need to translate to spanish and then type them. It's weird but closing my eyes seems to perk up my sense of hearing...I know that's strange but it works for me.
BTW - is the "slow down" mode available on the mobile app? That would help me a little bit.
Spanish is such a fast language...that's my toughest challenge.