Tips for learning advanced vocabulary and grammar in a foreign language?
February 26, 2013 9:31 AM Subscribe
What are your tips and techniques for learning advanced vocabulary and grammar in a foreign language?
posted by kristi to Education (15 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
I'm happy with my techniques for learning basic vocabulary (sky, street, house, speak, run) in another language. I'd like to do better with more advanced vocabulary, especially:
* more abstract words (such as the adjective "striking")
* related words with specialized differences ("ship" vs. "boat")
I'm also struggling a bit with the best way to learn and review advanced grammar (for example, in Spanish, the personal subject pronoun can usually be omitted, but there are times when it's required).
What resources do you use?
What techniques do you use?
My main target languages are Spanish and French, but I'd also appreciate suggestions for Italian and German, as well as Russian and Japanese.
I am a huge fan of Anki spaced-repetition software, so I'd be delighted to have suggestions that take advantage of SRS. (For example, if you use additional material, such as example sentences that use the target, do you put them on the back or the front of the card?)