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Becky: What are the best ways to remember vocabulary so you can speak and understand more?
Becky: Welcome to an Innovative Language Learning Sunday News! I'm Becky and I'll be hosting today's Sunday news with my co-host, the founder of Innovative Language... Peter Galante!
Peter: Hi everyone! Peter here.
Becky: In this Sunday News, we’re talking about the top 4 tried and tested tricks for remembering vocabulary.
Peter: Listeners, 90% of language learners are not using these 4 tricks to remember words.
Becky: So Peter, what are these tricks?
Peter: We’ll reveal them in a second, but first, we have a new feature we’d like to mention.
Becky: It’s called Season Vocabulary, and it’s a list...
Peter: ...of all the words taught in a lesson season, for example, in Absolute Beginner Season 1 or Season 2.
Becky: With this list, you can instantly review the words in any season.
Peter: You get the meaning, the sample sentences, you hear the proper pronunciations...
Becky: ...and you can even record yourself to compare with the proper pronunciation..
Peter: On top of that, you can save the words to your personal word list in Word Bank
Becky: Or... just study them with our smart flashcards, until you know them all.
Peter: Listeners, you can find the Season Vocabulary Lists by clicking on “Browse Lessons”...
Becky: ...and there you’ll see “Season Vocabulary” for the seasons available.
Peter: So now, let’s talk about the top 4 tricks for remembering vocabulary...
Becky: Listeners, 90% of language learners are skipping these tips. But they’re tried...
Peter: ...And they’re tested – I’ve been using them in my own Italian studies.
Becky: The last tip even includes our newest feature!
Peter: Okay, what are the top 4 tricks for remembering words?
Becky: One: Put them to use, Two: Study with Flashcards, Three: Hear them in actual conversations, and Four: Review with our newest feature.
Peter: Now, don’t worry, we’re going to explain these one by one.
Becky: So, number one: Use the words.
Peter: After you learn a new word, using it right away is crucial to remembering it.
Becky: If you’re on the site and listening to a lesson... here’s what you do:
Peter: Leave a comment! Make up a sample sentence and post it in the comment section.
Becky: It’s the actual practice, not the learning of a word for the first time, that’ll get you to remember it.
Peter: Number two: Study with our FlashCards...
Becky: And we’re not talking about the kind you have to carry around and that end up scattered everywhere.
Peter: We’re talking about smart online flashcards that you can find in our Premium Study Tools...
Becky: Think of these as a teacher inside your computer, who will sort the words for you,...
Peter: ...quiz you on the ones you’re struggling with, and skip the words you know.
Becky: So because you get them so often, you have no choice to but to remember them.
Peter: Number three: Hear the words in real conversation.
Becky: In fact, you can do this with our lessons - just listen to the dialogue.
Peter: That way, you hear how they’re used...
Becky: ...and you can easily identify them in future conversations.
Peter: And number four: Review with our brand new feature: Season Vocabulary.
Becky: “Review” is the key word here.
Peter: Sometimes, all you need is a list of all the words in one spot to boost your memory..
Becky: And that’s exactly what Season Vocabulary is for.
Peter: That’s right. You get the vocab lists for every series for easy review.
Becky: Okay. Let’s recap the 4 tricks for remembering words...
Peter: One: Put them to use, Two: Study with Flashcards,
Becky: Three: Hear them in actual conversation, and Four: Review with Season Vocabulary.
Peter: And of course, if you want to upgrade to Premium to get our entire advanced language learning system...
Becky: ...And take advantage of our newest feature, Season Vocabulary Lists...
Peter: ...Here’s a quick discount. Get 20% OFF Premium by April 9th, 2014.
Becky: Use coupon code SEASON20.
Peter: Or, even easier, if you’re on the site, click on the link in the lesson description below the lesson player.
Becky: Okay, well that’s going to do it for this edition of Innovative Language Learning Sunday news!*
Peter: Bye everyone!*
Becky: Thanks for listening, and we’ll see you all next time.*

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JapanesePod101.com Verified
April 6th, 2014 at 06:30 PM
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What are your favorite ways to remember Japanese words?

JapanesePod101.com Verified
September 20th, 2014 at 09:09 PM
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Savannahさん、

こんにちは。

どうもありがとうございます for a kind comment!!:smile:

We're all glad to know that you're enjoying our lessons and site feature:innocent:

If you need any help, please feel free to ask us! Good luck on your study:sunglasses::thumbsup:


Natsuko (奈津子),

Team JapanesePod101.com

Savannah
September 15th, 2014 at 01:18 AM
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Thank you so much for this feature! I find when I'd like to review a season to see what I remember and what I need to work on, it can be a long and tedious task. Now I can review in a few minutes, take note of words I still need help remembering, and go from there. どうもありごとうございます! I'm excited to use it! よくできました! :thumbsup: がんばってください、Team JapanesePod101. Thank you for being there for your listeners. :smile:

JapanesePod101.com Verified
April 8th, 2014 at 09:30 PM
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> George-san,

great analysis! :smile::thumbsup:

You're very right; there are always people tackling the new language overcoming the

difference between the new language and your own monther tongue!

It seems you've been doing a great job here:wink:


> CoffeeAddict-san,

thank you for the suggestion! :smile:

It could be an good idea to have "flash card(s) with sentences". I'll discuss about it with my team!

How is everything (other than those you've pointed out) going?:wink:


Natsuko (奈津子),

Team JapanesePod101.com

CoffeeAddict
April 8th, 2014 at 03:30 PM
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So, if you guys made it possible to study sentences with flashcards... i think that'd be just as useful, if not more.

CoffeeAddict
April 8th, 2014 at 03:29 PM
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Good points. Definitely spaced repetition flashcards. However I think studying phrases & sentences with flashcards is better than just words alone. Similar to what you guys said about hearing the words in conversation.

George
April 7th, 2014 at 05:46 PM
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I think the first thing a person has to get over is that one will never lose their mother tongue. So having said that, when one looks at an object it is no longer what is is in your mother tongue, it is whatever it is in your new language. Think of that thing in your new language. The practical reality is conversation is so fast one can never translate things into one's mother tongue and then go back to one's new language. The conversation is way past that already. One needs to be thinking in the new language. Practice sentences are great. Make them up yourself and join a Language Exchange Group to test the correctness. There are many people in this world who are all battling the same problems all language learners are trying to overcome. They will all help.