Adventures in Language

Teaching Tips & Tricks | 5 Fun & Easy Ways to Use Spaced Repetition

December 14, 2021 Mango Languages
Adventures in Language
Teaching Tips & Tricks | 5 Fun & Easy Ways to Use Spaced Repetition
Show Notes

Looking to improve your students’ long-term retention of the language content you teach? Look no further than Spaced Repetition! In our last podcast, we covered what Spaced Repetition is and why it matters to language learning. In this episode, your language guide Emily (linguist, PhD) shares 5 practical tips for how you can apply Spaced Repetition to your classroom!

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Wondering what languages were used in today’s episode?
Ukranian | Доброго дня. Як справи? (Dobroho dnya. Yak spraveh?) is ‘Hello! How are you?’ (lit. ‘Good afternoon! How are things?) and До побачення (doh pobachenya) is ‘Goodbye!’
Japanese | 前置きはさておき (maeoki-wa sate oki) is ‘Without further ado’ (lit. ‘Setting aside introductory remarks’)
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Want to explore more of the research underlying this episode? 
Ullman, M. T., & Lovelett, J. T. (2018). Implications of the declarative/procedural model for improving second language learning: The role of memory enhancement techniques. Second language research, 34(1), 39-65. | This is a scholarly article with a helpful overview into the research on how Spaced Repetition affects Second Language Acquisition. 
Carey, B. (2015). How we learn: The surprising truth about when, where, and why it happens. Random House Trade Paperbacks. | Check out Chapter 4, titled “Spacing Out: The Advantage of Breaking Up Study Time.” 

Meet your guide Emily! Emily Sabo (PhD, University of Michigan) is a linguist at Mango Languages. A Pittsburgh native, her areas of specialization are the social and cognitive factors that impact bilingual language processing and production. Having studied 7 languages and lived in various countries abroad, she sees multilingualism -- and the cultural diversity that accompanies it -- as the coolest of superpowers. Complementary to her work at Mango, Emily is a Lecturer of Spanish at the University of Tennessee, a Producer of the “We Are What We Speak’ docuseries, and get this...a storytelling standup comedian!

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