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comment What is the average amount of new vocabulary adults retain when learning a second language?
Dear Oriesok, thank you for your very useful answer! I share my careful assessment with you. What to do though? Discovering more research and narrowing down the wildly fluctuating numbers (cp. 6-12(2hx3-6) words/day to 48-80 words a day at DLI below!) to a clearer estimate.
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comment What is the average amount of new vocabulary adults retain when learning a second language?
Since the DLI website worked again (for me), I tried to find this exact information on your institutions website, but as there is so much information and this "key figure" is probably not seen as of interest to the public, I couldn't find it in the time I was going through it. So that is why I'd be quite interested in manual verification, ideally with a public source included, if you guys are allowed to share material where such a number is mentioned.
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comment What is the average amount of new vocabulary adults retain when learning a second language?
Dear Mike, thank you very much for your interesting answer! It's not entirely clear to me though, do you mean that the actual words learned per 63 weeks have to be 3.000? I mean, based on my source above, he said 80 words / day, while 3.000 / 63 = ~ 48 words. So you do not have a plan or benchmark in terms of minimum daily words or do you? Or does it depend on the language?
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comment What is the average amount of new vocabulary adults retain when learning a second language?
I will post my "initial research" results here ASAP, no worries. But I just didn't find anything reliable yet... My initial research included that I checked the SE network and this site for similar questions and I couldn't find one yet. Thus I think think that anyone contributing sources will help further the answer to this question.
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My question was not about how long it takes to learn a language, but regardless of the goal (which could be a B1 or a C2 in the CEFR) how . So my question does not depend on the language, in my opinion. As I didn't ask about how many complex grammar patterns I can remember, but just about words / vocabulary. The difficulty of certain can (only) be "ironed out" by spaced repetition of those words and modern tools like "Quizlet" are extremely good in determining which words are difficult for me, thus prioritizing those. So this ain't my problem.
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