周辺

Ok, I’m letting a podcast always run on iTunes in the background while doing core6k with the included audio in anki. Is that good or rather contraproductive for my listening comprehension? I’m just listening passively then to the podcast itself and try concentrating as much as possible on the Audio from Anki.

What do you think, experienced learners?

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3 Responses to 周辺

  1. Bokusenou says:

    For me always leaving something Japanese on in the background helps me for these reasons:

    1. It keeps me in “Japanese mode” somewhat, even when I need to do something in English.
    2. It occasionally helps me learn new words, as often I’ll think “that word sounds cool” or “they’re using that word a lot” and take a short break from working to look it up.
    3. Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon: It helps when I hear words I just learned recently everywhere, and “background listening” gives this more chances to happen. I also love it when I learn a new word, and remember someone saying it in a phase, that I didn’t understand at the time, but somehow it stuck in my head.

    Podcasts and stuff are awesome, but I also recommend ripped audio from shows/movies/documentaries, etc which you’ve already watched. I find that I understand a lot of things I didn’t understand while watching it.

  2. Bokusenou says:

    Phrase, not phase. ^-^; Sorry, I’m tired.

  3. It helps, I always have an Anime running while adding cards, and lately I also started to do my reviews while having something in Japanese running in the background. Mostly Anime but also started to gain an interest in Drama. In real life there are always other voices, unless at home, so you get used to that and learn not to get distracted. It is also beneficial, depending on the material you are listening to, when learning words and hearing them almost everywhere. :)

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