Friday, October 23, 2015

Just forget it! The secret of learning new words



Luca Lampariello's video on YouTube about how we learn new words while trying to learn a foreign language. He talks about memory in general. I went to find this video after reading a recent blog post How To Learn Vocabulary Efficiently Without Flashcards by Luca Lampariello.

I also haven't found flashcards very interesting or effective. A few hours hours of adding sound to Anki flashcards or watching a 2 minute foreign language vocabulary video on YouTube? The downside to watching YouTube videos for vocabulary instead is that we're studying a "list" someone else thinks we need to know.

To study words I think I need to know, I look them up on Pinterest and save pins to a Russian Vocabulary board. That way I can see the word in a phrase or sentence. I can attach words to images. If I need to, I will check the pronunciation on Forvo.com.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Numbers of objects in Russian



This Russian language video lesson is about using the genitive case with numbers of objects. She explains the grammar rule how to say short phrases like 5
cats. The Russian Plurals lesson at RussianLessons.net also gives a little information about using the genitive case with plural numbers and numbers of objects.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Create Your Own "I Heart" Apron

A favorite desert on a template apron that allows you to create your own design. You can change the wording on this.