Get Your Spike On
Some genius has created something that has loads of potential.
Basically, I am completely sold on the fact that audio SRS cards are soooo much more effective than reading alone. The problem has been getting audio for the sentences you want. Our native speaker friends don’t always want to sit around recording loads of sentences for us. I usually cut up things using Audacity and have the text on the back of the card.
Anyways, Rhinospike is a site where users can submit text to be recorded and others in the community record it. I’ve put up the 2 pages form the Wimpy Kid book that I typed up and broke down in the hopes that I’d get a good reading of it. I was a bit disappointed with the results, but that doesn’t stop me from realizing the potential of this tool. As the recordings are made by error-prone humans, quality will vary, but it is still worth looking into.
I’ve been getting a lot of emails lately about people wanting to study with me. I am not in CM at the moment. I have come to Korea for 6 weeks to improve my Korean. It’s slow going, but I think a video of my busted Korean will be happening very soon.