IWTYAL 095: Should I rely on translation at advanced levels?

SJ asks: “I’m using flashcards to help me learn English expressions. But am I relying too much on translation?”

In this episode:

  • The challenges of learning a language at a higher level
  • Why you shouldn’t worry too much about translation
  • Use bilingual flashcards to help prompt you – not to produce a direct translation
  • Why, as a general principle, you should study entirely in the target language

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