278: How to make revision effective & fun

<p>Maria asks: How can I integrate revision into my schedule?</p> <h2>In Today's Episode:</h2> <ul> <li>Revision needs to be meaningful and you need to know it works</li> <li>It's possible to waste a lot of time with revision, time that you <em>could </em>be spending with more content</li> <li>It can be tricky with multiple languages</li> <li>I tend to think of revision now more as a question of repeating content - listening/reading to things over and over</li> <li>Important point: Things that you want to "revise" will learn themselves naturally over time</li> <li>Taking notes is a funny one... many people literally never look at them again</li> <li>My personal revision process involves: <ul> <li>Putting key phrases into flashcards and reviewing regularly</li> <li>Highlighting useful words/phrases for lessons</li> <li>Covering topics multiple times in speaking sessions</li> </ul> </li> <li>I deal with grammar by: <ul> <li>Putting complete sentences into flashcards</li> <li>Looking briefly at rules, and then <em>noticing</em> how that grammar is used in real content</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <h2>Resources Mentioned:</h2> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/bulletproofmemory" target= "_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Bulletproof Memory</strong></a> - My complete programme for developing a world-class memory & never forgetting another word</li> <li><a href= "https://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/podcast/gurus-advise-learning-mul... target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>IWTYAL 246</strong></a> - Why do some gurus advise against learning multiple languages at the same time?</li> </ul> <h2><span style= "color: #002c3d; font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 28px; font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"> Start Speaking Today:</span></h2> <p>I’d like to thank <strong><a href= "https://iwillteachyoualanguage.com//italkishownotes" target= "_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">italki</a></strong> for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit: <a href= "https://iwillteachyoualanguage.com//italkishownotes" target= "_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer"><strong>https://iwillteachyoualanguage.com//italkishownotes</strong></a></p> <h2>Do You Have A Question?</h2> <p>Ask me your language learning questions by <strong><a href= "https://iwillteachyoualanguage.com//ask" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">clicking here</a></strong>, and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! Also, <strong><a href= "https://iwillteachyoualanguage.com//itunes" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">please subscribe to the show on iTunes</a></strong> to get automatic updates.</p> <hr /> <p>Thanks so much for listening to this episode of the podcast! If you’ve got any comments about the show then please leave them in the “comments” section below! If you’d like to help me out, then I’d love it if you could…</p> <ul> <li><strong>Share the episode</strong> using the social media buttons around you</li> <li><strong>Leave an honest review and rating of the podcast on iTunes</strong> (<strong><a href= "https://iwillteachyoualanguage.com//review" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">click here to do that</a></strong>)</li> </ul> <p>iTunes reviews in particular really help the rankings of the podcast and help me to reach other aspiring language learners out there! See you in the next episode of the I Will Teach You A Language podcast!</p>

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