Hello there! Not sure about how to study with LingoDeer? Here are some quick tips from us.
For beginners learning Arabic, Chinese, Japanese or Korean:
(also recommended for Russian and Thai learners)
- Start with Alphabet and complete all lessons in this section. A solid grasp of the writing system (or in the case of Chinese, the Pinyin/Phonetics system) will double or triple your study efficiency down the way. For Russian and Thai learners, the Alphabet section does not contain individual lessons, but we strongly recommend that you take the time to familiarize yourself with the alphabet chart and learn your "letters" so that the unfamiliar script does not become a barrier to learning.
- For Chinese and Japanese learners, do each lesson at least twice: turn off the characters (Hanzi/Kanji) the first time round and focus solely on the sound and the (Pinyin/Hiragana) spelling of the words and sentences. After that, do the lesson again with characters turned on so your brain can focus on the characters and match them to the sound and meanings faster.
For all learners:
- Read the Learning Tips first. Especially if you're learning a language very different from your native language, i.e. learning Japanese from an English-speaking background, or learning French from a Chinese-speaking background.
- Do the lessons at least once in the default setting (i.e. with sound on, and not skipping over listening and speaking questions). When words and sentences are introduced for the first time, have a go at pronouncing them, and try to take the time to write them down.
- On the next day, go back to your completed lessons, click on the round arrow, and do the exercises in the "Practice makes perfect" section to consolidate your learning.
- When you feel comfortable with everything covered in all the lessons of the unit, complete the "Story" section (or "Conversation Practice" for the French Accelerated course). This will be harder than the lessons, but there's nothing you won't be able to work out from what you've already learned.
- When you have completed 2 or 3 units, go to the "REVIEW" tab and do the exercises in "Vocabulary" and "Grammar". Click on "Custom" in the top right hand corner and try a few sessions of "Shuffle 40" until you're satisfied with your performance.
That's all. The rest is up to you to explore. Feel free to share your study routine with us!