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My name’s Brizz and I’m addicted to reading. Whew, I said it…feels so good to get that off my chest. Over the past ~2.5 years of learning Spanish (from nearly 0) I’ve read more than 2 million words in my target language (yes, I tracked every book I read up until a few months ago). So this is my story…the story of how I went from 0 reading comprehension — to reading full-size fantasy books in Spanish (yes, I’m a nerd…don’t @ me).
LingQ is a great assisted reading app. It is gamified well, the new 5.0 update has given it a super sleek look, and it has one of the only immersion learning communities outside of Refold. The content libraries have community volunteers called librarians, and the forums are active enough for something so niche.
Hi Everyone, George from Refold here with a new series about SRS systems that aren’t Anki. Sure, it’s one of the best SRS options available with a fantastic community, support, and premade decks, but it’s not perfect for everyone. There are many excellent SRS options out there that aren’t Anki. So let’s dive into our first review in this series — Cloze Master!
A common question I get on my corner of the Refold network, especially from beginners, is what type of content to watch. The roadmap suggests beginners to start with simple scripted shows like dubs and children’s shows, and it’s natural to ask when one’s ready to “graduate” to the next tier of native shows, and graduate further to unscripted native content.
Books (webnovels) are by far my favorite way to immerse in Tagalog. They're very diverse and the content is much better than what you get from Tagalog audio-visual media which suffer from low budgets and poor production value. Words are easy to look up with a pop-up dictionary and sentence mining is a breeze.