Does this mean i'm scraping the idea. No. On the contrary....with a
few modifications i think the goldlist method will be very good for
My modification is this: First get the words into short term memory.
If one writing and reading isn't enough, do what it takes so that one
recall most of them the following day. For me it's this:
Write the word and note the way it is put together, prefix, root, or
maybe it rhymes with another. Now do 4 sessions: The first two take
the Russian word and translate into English. The second two take the
English word and translate into Russian (if you know more than one
synonym, bring them all up).
Now proceed through the goldlist method as perscribed by Huliganov. I
am thinking, after the first distillation, i may review the distilled
words frontwards and backwards...actually at each distillation. I'll
post more when i get there.
Hope this might help anyone else who has a poor connection with the
subconscious, as i do. I'm going to teach this to my kids because
they are beginning German. I've got a hunch they will have a much
better connection to long term memory then i do. But if not, they can
use my modification.
I have red all your comments about the Gold list method of Huliganov.
Do not worry about your short term or long term memory. Generally
spoken, I am convinced that it is not as easy as to read once or twice
25 unknown words in a unknown language and then to remember 33% after
15 days. Especially if the unknown language is not familiar with your
native language, I mean like Catalan and Italian or Dutch and German
a.s.o. In my case I made the four distillations of over 2000 words and
I have to admit that in many pages I could hardly remember 2 or 3.
Nevertheless, I do not think that the idea of the Gold list is bad. I
agree with you that the action of getting the words in your short term
memory should be more intensive. Even if Huliganov does not agree with
me..... I think that the exercise of writing down over 5000 Russian
words in Cyrillic letters was good. It is a pity that Huliganov does
not go on with his Youtube courses. I liked them very much because he
is an excellent teacher. As I wanted to improve my Russian I went on
looking for other online courses (there are plenty on Internet) and I
found a very good learning system. It is called Lingq. You can check
it out at Youtube. The creator is Steve Kaufmann, who speaks many
languages. Here I send you his site were he explains his language
philosophy. In my opinion Huliganov and his Gold list system is a good
complement to Lingq. http://www.youtube.com/user/lingosteve
Ok, that's it. Keep on learning this difficult but beautiful language!
On 12 Abr, 07:19, John Patrickovich <11rhymesandreas...@gmail.com>