Re: Assimil Question
Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:12 pm
Just on my last post does that mean it would be beyond me given the amount I knew on 1st listen or would it be manageable in your opinion?
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kanewai wrote:I've done both levels of both Assimil French and Spanish, and I found there were diminishing returns with the second books. The With Ease series are more structured; each set of seven lessons would focus on one or more grammatical elements. I also thought these were better suited for doing the "Assimil method," i.e. doing a passive and an active phase. Using French has a lot of specialized vocabulary. There was one lesson on the RER in Paris, for example. It was useful, but since the vocabulary wasn't repeated or reinforced in later lessons the "active" phase didn't have as much of an impact. In the end I only went through the book once, and felt that it was enough.
There is absolutely nothing unique about the Assimil audio files, you can perform these types of exercises with any set of conversational or narrative audio files.siouxchief wrote:It was one of the questions I pondered actually about the waves. Could you treat the lessons actively from the start like intensive listening? Loop them in their entirety, loop the sentences, ...
Speakeasy wrote:In the final analysis, this is not a question about Assimil, it is one about how to best use audio files for the purposes of learning a language.