L-R method for language learning

L-R method for language learning

I’ve recently discovered the L-R system of language learning and have been setting up to learn it. The idea is that you begin with long texts - novels, for example - in your target language (L2) and follow a systematic approach to reading and listening. L-R system in a nutshell Here are the steps: Read the text in L1 (your native language) and become familiar with it.1 Listen to the recording and simultaneously read the text in L2.

The misinterpreted-effort hypothesis

This is an interesting study nicely summarized in The Bulletproof Musician. Learners exposed to two different study methods - blocked vs interleaved practice - preferred the blocked practice method, a learning method known to be less effective. Rather than attribute it to laziness, the authors of the study hypothesized that learner’s simply don’t know what method of practice (study) is more effective so that interpret the more difficult method (interleaved) as being harder.