So what's the deal with Ear2Memory

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mokibao
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So what's the deal with Ear2Memory

Postby mokibao » Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:28 am

A few people recommend the Ear2Memory app (http://ear2memory.com/) which seems to have revolutionized their learning and so on.

However there seems to be very little actual content for the app. (It does offer a language pack for Sardinian (http://gigasardinian.com/) but nothing else as far as I could check.) From what I understand you're supposed to take audio from, say, Assimil and cut it yourself into sentence-sized snippets? And put that into the app while reading the booklet in PDF form or something, which seems very unwieldy. You're also supposed to have access to a transcript and wordlist and few resources do that, not even Assimil provides wordlists. Also, the app lets you easily repeat fragments of a track but you can't do that while reading the transcript obviously.

Am I missing something? Am I using it wrong? Are there user-made language packs for it other than the Sardinian one? I'd like to have some detailed feedback from users before I put any substantial amount of work into yet another method that advertises itself as revolutionary.
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Re: So what's the deal with Ear2Memory

Postby Kraut » Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:04 pm

here is another course
http://4elisa.com/
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Re: So what's the deal with Ear2Memory

Postby dgc1970 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:05 pm

mokibao wrote:A few people recommend the Ear2Memory app (http://ear2memory.com/) which seems to have revolutionized their learning and so on.

However there seems to be very little actual content for the app. (It does offer a language pack for Sardinian (http://gigasardinian.com/) but nothing else as far as I could check.) From what I understand you're supposed to take audio from, say, Assimil and cut it yourself into sentence-sized snippets? And put that into the app while reading the booklet in PDF form or something, which seems very unwieldy. You're also supposed to have access to a transcript and wordlist and few resources do that, not even Assimil provides wordlists. Also, the app lets you easily repeat fragments of a track but you can't do that while reading the transcript obviously.

Am I missing something? Am I using it wrong? Are there user-made language packs for it other than the Sardinian one? I'd like to have some detailed feedback from users before I put any substantial amount of work into yet another method that advertises itself as revolutionary.


I just received Assimil's Brazilian Portuguese. I'm starting an experiment on Monday using Ear2Memory, I'll start a log so everyone can see me fail. :D
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Re: So what's the deal with Ear2Memory

Postby kundalini » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:03 am

mokibao wrote:A few people recommend the Ear2Memory app (http://ear2memory.com/) which seems to have revolutionized their learning and so on.


I'm reading through the PDF on that site, and I agree with what I've read so far. The visual aid on p.29 is especially compelling.
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