Just a Question
Do you guys think that there should be more exercises that make you translate from English to Spanish instead of from Spanish to English? I think it would be better practice because right now I feel like I can just read Spanish and not speak it because I am just translating Spanish into English and not trying to remember the Spanish. Do I make sense?
this is a great tip. I am a native English speaker and up to Level 12 in learning Spanish. I just started Level 1 of "learning" English as a Spanish speaker, and it is challenging and will be great for my Spanish.
Hola. Creo que deberías comenzar por obligarte a ti mismo a escribir más en español. Por ejemplo, ¿cómo formularias esta pregunta en castellano? ¡Intentalo!
PD- se dice castellano y no español porque en España hablan varios idiomas: Catalán, Lengua Vasca, Castellano, etc. Pero lo que comúnmente se conoce como español es el castellano, que era la lengua de Cervantes.
If you keep practicing the previous lessons you have learned there is more English to Spanish translations then there is in the actual lessons. That is what I have noticed in my lessons anyway
I agree... maybe it adjusts more as you get to the higher levels (i.e. level 25, completed tree? - I don't know).
This is indeed my personal observation. I think having completed the tree helps. I think being able to nail the transcription exercise helps. In Guaraní, I reliably received 9 out of 20 sentences as translations into Guaraní of one form or another in my 2nd pass through the tree.
I would agree. My ability to read Spanish is much stronger than my ability to listen to and understand it, which is much stronger than my ability to actually speak it.
Recognition is typically easier than recall, no matter what the subject matter,
I've noticed this as well I also wish there was more speaking with microphones too.