Continuing daily study. Some changes:
- A new low-volume technique for Penton's VocabuLearn... I've got large segments of this wired already (although there are still large gaps), and situations where vehicle volume obscures parts of the recording are less of a problem... I can drill hearing either part, at least on the material I already sorta know.
- Flashcard work has started. I had to figure out a good carrying case, how to separate cards of different knowledge levels, figure a way to build it into my day. The Builder Flash Cards (sp?) group different words together, sometimes semantically, sometimes lexically. Now that I'm finally using these, it's a good tool.
- Listening to more Mandarin soap operas, and am doing better on captioning of slow text. News is still too fast to catch more than snatches -- I'm focusing on getting the gist of the story with news.
- I'm also listening to a lot of Cantonese, because it's so easy to get on the radio here. But Japanese radio and video also gets some time too. I'm eager to do another intensive with Korean, but can't see the scheduling yet.