I was wondering how much time people spend studying flashcards for their foreign language vs other methods (I am including Wanikani as flashcard time).
Between Wanikani and Anki I feel like I am spending too much time doing just flashcards when I could be doing more active/engaging methods. So I want to see how much time others spend between flashcards and other sources and see if I could get some advice of how to adjust my schedule.
I also study Russian and spend about 40 minutes solely on Anki each day between both Russian and Japanese. I usually spend 30mins-1hour on Wanikani. So, lets say around 1:15-1:40 hours per day just doing flashcards.
I think part of my problem is that it is really easy for me to zone out doing flashcards or click through too quickly because I’m on autopilot. I’ve been using Anki and Wanikani for quite awhile so (Anki especially) isn’t as stimulating as it used to be.
Does anyone else have suggestions for vocab retention and expansion that doesn’t involved SRS? Or any tips on how to make SRS more engaging?
My Russian is at a higher level, so I’m at the point where grammar is fine but vocab expansion is key, and Japanese is beginner so I’m constantly learning a ton of new info grammar and vocab wise.
Edit: I still do listening practice everyday for Russian, and something else everyday for Japanese whether it is grammar workbook, listening, italki session etc.
EditEdit: I also forgot to include the time spent making MORE flashcards. I don’t do this everyday, but maybe once or twice a week I spend an hour making flashcards of new words I encountered.