Revision tips for language students

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As revising for a language exam may be considered slightly different than revising for a two or three hour written exam,  I run a search for an alternative approach and came across the Open University’s exam revision section on their website. They advise that revision tips for language students should include:

  • Regular practice will make you more fluent and confident. Last minute cramming is difficult!
  • Little and often produces good results. Intensive, focused revision will help you to absorb new language structures.
  • Arrange vocabulary alphabetically, under topics or according to word families.
  • Learn the appropriate article at the same time as the new word (e.g., le/la/les, der/die/das).
  • Write notes and language structures without looking at your module material. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by what you can remember. Then work on the things you didn’t get right.
  • Do any exercises you haven’t done before.
  • Find someone to talk to in the language.
  • Use the language to summarise a unit, saying what you have learnt about the theme.

 

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