mouse wrote:I think it's probably more that languages are different, as has been said. Learning a new script requires drills — unless you want to progress at a snail's pace — which are more efficient with SRS. Whether you do it with SRS or not, repetition has to be part of your language learning process, so why not (partially) automate it? Personally I think people use the rather dubious concept of 'learning styles' to justify giving up.
Apart from that, as Saim says, SRS is useful for general recognition drills, especially for sentences. I can understand why some might find this boring, though.
You can easily still advance faster than "a snail's" pace without SRS. Yes, repetition has to be part of your learning process, but it can come through natural sources that people might find much more interesting. That's how I learn, and I achieved a B2 level in a language with very little in the way of resources in under 4 years. Now, I was lucky enough to get to study there some, but most my learning came outside of the country and on my own, by reading, listening, etc. Not with SRS.
It's also not that 'languages are different'. People were learning languages well before SRS was a thing, and will continue to do so when the Next Big Thing arrives. It's all down to what the learner finds useful when it comes to learning; it has nothing to do with the language, though, yes, there are some that SRS might make it easier for, if you can stomach doing flashcards. I really don't like the way you seem to be categorically dismissing people who don't like SRS.
Uncle Roger wrote:
What if all the fancy stuff, the comics, the amazing rock tunes, the David Lynch or Francis Ford Coppola movies, the endless amounts of YouTube videos about anything remotely interesting, the quality comedy series did not exist in English, like they don't exist (or at least not as much and to everyone's taste) in many other languages that hardly have any interesting content but you might still have to learn at some point in your life for whatever reason?
Welcome to Irish. I've done it without SRS. Yes, I am interested in folk tales and stuff like that, but that's still not the majority of the stuff in the language. If you're truly committed to a language, you'll listen and read whatever you have to to learn it. And all of this can still be done with SRS. In fact, I'd wager that I would learn any language better without SRS.