https://www.duolingo.com/Eramance

Tip for learners

I have just started to close my eyes each time a new question comes up. That way I can hear it before I see it on the screen and I get to work out in my head what the sentence is. I think it is helping in training my ear and enforcing my understanding of the language.

Just thought I would share :)

May 16, 2013

25 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Shisoik

This is an interesting idea. I guess Duolingo could have a setting to show question after it is pronounced.

May 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/marvs

I agree

May 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/elkdanger

I think this would be a great idea

May 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/VancouverBrad

When it comes to multiple choice questions, try and translate without looking first. Also, repeat everything said to you in your target language.

May 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rocko2012

I think it shifts your brainwave to a relaxed but still alert state when your eyes are close (alpha waves). And it might also shut down areas of the brain that may not be of great use in language learning(visual cortex). Anyway I suffer from extreme mental fatigue and close my eyes to get a boost.

May 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/merry0berry

VancouverBrad - I 100% agree with you - I do it too and it is really helpful. But first tip - great, I will definitely try that.

May 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/emrj

Yes! Going to start doing this.

May 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/undomielle

Hi. I'm very new to duolingo (just started italian!) and I also try to do the same. I close my eyes while I listen to the audio and I translate without looking at the available options. I also use this website to check out different pronounciations. I find it very useful when in doubt. http://www.forvo.com/

May 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TheCelloman

I also speak it, even if I don't have to.

May 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/zergzigger

i will try this

May 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/smearedink

This is a good idea, and I find myself doing it from time to time. Not on timed practice, though! Maybe someday.

May 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/M.ags

Good idea. I am a visual learner - so this would help me to improve my auditory skills, I will try it :)

May 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mujahid_raza2000

M. ags you are learning german....??

May 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/M.ags

Yes - my son lives in Heidelberg :)

May 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kbaker920

Cool idea I like it a lot!

May 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/otg316

excellent idea

May 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/bajaca

Great idea - will try it!

May 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MzOdele

c'est bonne

May 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Darkflemy

C'est bon*

May 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kamlesh2303

thanx

May 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Bertee

Ty

May 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Dbella14

Make sure to practise are go over lessons already learned I feel it helps a lot, and say the words out load!

May 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/marvs

I try doing the practise lessons at the end of my study period as a means of reinforcing what I have learn over time.

May 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Squoctopus10

i use this all the time it helps so much

May 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/GregEdenberg

Yeah, I do the same sometimes :)

May 19, 2013
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