Studying new vocabulary items is very important if you learn a new language such as Indonesian. Indonesian Online employs various methods for the learner to efficiently learn new vocabulary items. Many students have their own strategy on how to memorise new words, and as long as you think that the way you are doing it, please go ahead and employ your own strategy. This is because each learner learns differently, and what works for student A may not work for student B.
This is why we at Indonesian Online always try to offer a variety of methods for you to learn new vocabulary. One language learning strategy that we find very useful for learning new words is spaced repetition.
Spaced repetition is a learning technique that incorporates increasing intervals of time between subsequent review of previously learned material in order to exploit the psychological spacing effect. The way it works is very simple, and it really makes remembering new words much easier. Indonesian Online provides you with electronic flashcards that you can import into a spaced repetition software such as Anki. Anki is free for all platforms including Android, but, unfortunately there is a $25 charge for the iOS version (iPhone/iPad). Because spaced repetition is more efficient than traditional study methods, you can either decrease your time spent studying, or increase the amount you learn.
A spaced repetition software like Anki adapts to your own learning style. It presents you only what you need to repeat right before you forget it. The algorithms of the learning software are optimised so that you spend as little time as possible on learning and repeating.
If you learn Indonesian using «The Indonesian Way», download the Anki flashcards there. Smart spaced repetition flashcards are also available for «Aneka Baca».
The newest set of Anki flashcards has just become available for everyone who uses «Baca Yuk». «Baca Yuk» is our most recent e-learning textbook for the intermediate level. If you already use «Baca Yuk», please download the Anki deck by clicking on the following button.