LIE to a Polyglot

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Re: LIE to a Polyglot

Postby leosmith » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:22 pm

Seneca wrote:It seems a bit circular, so that is why I was thinking maybe a concrete example of what you had in mind would be useful for me. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Sorry for the late response. You're absolutely right, it is circular. I'm now using LIE as more of guiding principal that a method. I hope to get a chance to post more on this later, but wanted to partially answer this as you've waited so long.

emk wrote:I had maybe 40% comprehension of previously unwatched episodes within 100 hours of study since beginning the language.

Very interesting - thanks for sharing this. I'll probably come back to ask you more about this later, but it sounds promising.

reineke wrote:The 1500-2000 hours of listening you mention is not a conclusion of any particular study but one person's personal experience.

Good point.
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