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Hornsten

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I just noticed a small error when doing Fluenz Flashcards for German level 3 session 5: The phrase "And they have everything there: beef, chicken, fish, soup..." is translated as "Und sie haben dort alles: Schweinefleisch, Hühnerfleisch, Fisch, Suppe..". No big deal, but it should read pork instead of beef.

I just noticed a small error when doing Fluenz Flashcards for German level 3 session 5: The phrase "And they have everything there: beef, chicken, fish, soup..." is translated as "Und sie haben dort alles: Schweinefleisch, Hühnerfleisch, Fisch, Suppe..". No big deal, but it should read pork instead of beef.

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Emilie Poyet
You're absolutely right, thanks for flagging, we'll get it fixed shortly!

You're absolutely right, thanks for flagging, we'll get it fixed shortly!

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First I would like to say that I love the Fluenz program in terms of content and progression. I have used French, German, Spanish (Spain) and Italian. However, to really take it to the next level, Fluenz should integrate a spaced repetition feature that keeps track of how well you know each word/phrase and helps you practice the right things at the right time. Why not call this feature Fluenz Pro and charge a small monthly fee? My current workaround is to work through Fluenz Flashcards once for each lesson, in the english->target language mode. I usually do this a few days after doing the lesson, but if I feel the lesson may be to easy, I do the flashcards first and let the result from the flashcards session determine if I need to do the lesson or maybe watch the tutorial for clarification of some detail. The flashcards that I answer incorrectly or answer correctly but feel that I haven’t internalized yet are entered into an Anki deck. I have one Anki deck for each language. The AwesomeTTS add-on for Anki allows me to add synthetic speech to the card. I can then rely on the Anki smartphone app to test me at optimum intervals and help me retain the knowledge, even if I should take a break from the Fluenz course. I hope someone from the Fluenz team or the community would like to share their thoughts on spaced repetition in the Fluenz context. Thanks!

First I would like to say that I love the Fluenz program in terms of content and progression. I have used French, German, Spanish (Spain) and Italian. However, to really take it to the next level, Fluenz should integrate a spaced repetition feature that keeps track of how well you know each word/phrase and helps you practice the right things at the right time. Why not call this feature Fluenz Pro and charge a small monthly fee?

My current workaround is to work through Fluenz Flashcards once for each lesson, in the english->target language mode. I usually do this a few days after doing the lesson, but if I feel the lesson may be to easy, I do the flashcards first and let the result from the flashcards session determine if I need to do the lesson or maybe watch the tutorial for clarification of some detail.

The flashcards that I answer incorrectly or answer correctly but feel that I haven’t internalized yet are entered into an Anki deck. I have one Anki deck for each language. The AwesomeTTS add-on for Anki allows me to add synthetic speech to the card. I can then rely on the Anki smartphone app to test me at optimum intervals and help me retain the knowledge, even if I should take a break from the Fluenz course.

I hope someone from the Fluenz team or the community would like to share their thoughts on spaced repetition in the Fluenz context. Thanks!

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Hornsten
Great information! Thanks!

Great information! Thanks!

andy@fluenz
It's a great methodology, but sadly we don't have plans to update the flashcards just yet. We're working on updating our current language library at this time. Personally I like Quizlet in addition to the Fluenz Flashcards. Adding the words, photos, and translations myself helps make it stick more. They have a great system for going back and re-doing the weakest cards. If you are in a hurry there, you can sometimes find other users who have already added their own Fluenz cards and you can save them.

It's a great methodology, but sadly we don't have plans to update the flashcards just yet. We're working on updating our current language library at this time. Personally I like Quizlet in addition to the Fluenz Flashcards. Adding the words, photos, and translations myself helps make it stick more. They have a great system for going back and re-doing the weakest cards. If you are in a hurry there, you can sometimes find other users who have already added their own Fluenz cards and you can save them.

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