While I was in Korea I started doing something a little bit different and it seems to be working really well. First, I take a piece of audio. Usually from a short conversation from a podcast or whatever. Than I put the whole clip on the front of an Anki card. I put the text on the other side. No English, so it’s stuff I kinda know, but might not catch because I’ve never really heard anybody say it before. Then I break the clip into a bunch of pieces. Usually an entire sentence, sometimes more if the context calls for it. I make cards for all the individual pieces. Then I take all the little audio clips and I throw them on my ipod and I loop it. If a sentence pops up that I don’t really understand, I make a note to pay more attention to the card next time I see it. This almost never happens though. I kinda get the gist of it when making all the audio clips and typing up the conversation. Then the repeated audio makes sure I can’t forget it. After the audio has been floating around in my head for a while – the sentences just pop up in my head and I can say them.