https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KellyF12

Great website for learning and memorizing your own vocab.

Hello the Russian Duo community, hope you're all well.

I wanted to share with you all, an amazing way to learn and memorize new vocab.

For a while in my own language journey, I felt stagnant in my learning, not learning enough vocab, due to it being so boring having to memorize off a piece of paper. So I finally decided to change it up.

I found an amazing, and I am not being dramatic, LIFESAVING website. It's called www.quizlet.com

It's FREE and best of all, it's on desktop, apple, and android.

Basically, in short, you create your own sets of flash cards. They are your own, and you can choose what you want to learn. I was a bit skeptical at first whether it would be good for languages. Its AMAZING! Whatever you type on the cards, whether that being in English or Russian, there is automatic audio that pronounces everything for you.

You create a set, and for each set you create, there are different activities you can use to boost your chances of retaining the words. There are flashcard games, listening activities, spelling activities, games and writing activities, that you can use to practice your vocab. I can't tell you how much it has helped me.

I am currently reading a book in Russian, and every word I don't know, I put in my flashcard set. My vocab is now so much more vast and am finding the whole language journey and process so much more enjoyable, and never get stuck for words as much when talking to native speakers.

There is no limit to how many sets you create and the BEST part about it is, the program actually tracks your progress of learning. For example, if there are words you consistently struggle with, the computer will keep making you practice until you get it right a number of times. The program also tells you how much you know well and how much you don't. It's a fabulous program for keeping track of progress. It also notifies you when to study!

So everyone, please check it out! www.quizlet.com

I can't tell you enough, how much it helped me. And I hope you all find it useful too.

EDIT: Also, you can study any language you want on there, it's not limited to English-Russian or vice versa.

Best of luck language learners! Kelly.

May 29, 2018

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RenoNQ

Well, I'm learning German from Spanish but I can see it is not limited to only Russian-English or vice versa. I'll give it a try and I'll come back... Vielen Danke!

May 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KellyF12

Best of luck to you! Let me know how you get on! :D

May 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Monkey_D_Ruffy

In my personal opinion writing down words is a lot more helpful. I don't have any problems with vocabulary, because I'm very good at memorizing things. I've used Quizlet, but I think your brain can process things better when you write them down. Nevertheless I wish you the best of luck with your learning!

May 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KellyF12

Of course, but I suppose people learn in different ways! Some people learn through audio, some through writing, etc, For me, writing a word down and memorizing isn't enough, I have to use it in sentences to understand context. But best of luck to you, And thanks for the interest in my topic :D

May 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RoadDoggJJAA

Hmm. Okay. You captured my interest. I never heard about it before. I need to check this website. Let's see how really good it is. b t w Thanks for free advice.

May 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KellyF12

you're very welcome, I hope you find it useful! In my personal experience, it has made my learning experience far more enjoyable! Best of luck to you and let me know what you think :D

May 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Darono87

Have you already seen Memrise? I prefer using it instead of Quizlet. I do not say Quizlet is bad, it's mostly just personal preference.

May 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KellyF12

Yes I have used memrise before, but always liked making my own cards on quizlet, i just find it easier to use for some reason :) But thank you for the idea! But i love the upgrades memrise has had!

May 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JuanM847862

You forgot to mention it costs $20 per year

May 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Christian959511

The basic version is free, the upgraded version for $20.00 a year is just no-ads, plus you can add pictures and audio or create more advanced diagrams. I can definitely just get by with the free version, though.

June 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KellyF12

Thanks for the explanation :)

June 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KellyF12

Nope, that's for the upgraded account :)

June 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/belstar128

That is not going to help me i don't like the flash card system but Russian is so hard i am better in italian and polish now and i'm only learning them for 4 to 6 months and Russian for over a year

June 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/French_World_Cup

I just tested , and some spanish courses are full of mistakes , courses been created by a professor.... I used Ankidroid before , its the same concept with an other interface.

June 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KellyF12

Yes, But I don't use the courses ;) I create my own sets of flashcards. I don't use any of the courses offered on there. I will take a look at Ankidroid though :)

June 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Olaf.Rabbachin

You can do the same with Duolingo's TinyCards. Best of all:

  • you can choose to have audio or not
  • you can choose to keep your cards private or make them public
  • you can now enter stuff in a spreadsheet-view
  • there is no costs associated with TinyCards (at least not as of now)

For the settings, click the gear-icon on the top left; there's another icon for switching between spreadsheet- and card-view.

June 7, 2018
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