I’ve restarted learning SSiW again after a break. Just wondering if, and how the 80% rule applies. I often use the pause button for remembering what Aran said - not the Welsh itself! It also stops me panicking about saying the Welsh in time before Catrin. I have cerebral palsy which makes my muscles tense up especially if doing anything in a hurry… so I use pause button to keep it fun. What would be the 80% mark for me?
I mostly remember the Welsh except I tend to leave out Beth ie What when Aran uses long sentences usually because I forgot what Aran said!
I did Southern Welsh on the old courses, but this time I am I finding the Northern pronounciation easier to understand.
Thank you for offering these great courses!
My attitude is always that no two people learn the same way. I regard ‘rules’ as guidelines, and everyone needs to recognise how to use them. ‘80%’ may well be a useful index for some people, just as ‘needing to repeat a lesson once or twice’ may be good for some and not for others, regardless of how much has sunk in. Know thyself!
My understanding is the the “move on when yu get 80%” notion is more
“Even if you don’t feel ready move on if you’re getting 80% because it’s probably fine”
“Don’t move on at any cost until you get 80%”
I could never honestly say I ever really knew what percentage I got right.
If your tone is more under control using the pause button and that keeps you relaxed it sounds like it’s for you
Might be worth trying to reduce it though as you go just to see how you get on.
Hi Stacey, and welcome back!
Yes, what the others have said - if the pause button is a necessary part of it for you, then as long as you’re managing to say something most of the time, I wouldn’t worry too much about how often it’s ‘right’…
Hey Stacey! Welcome back!