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Study guide for the DLAB test for those that are gonna be required to take it...
quote:Originally posted by Auto-Rotate:
Honestly, no matter what study guide they have, it is going to be hard to prepare for the DLAB. All of the languages use din teh DLAB are ficitious. They are concoctions of the english language with extra syllabels added to them. The test is built to determine your ability to learn a foreign language, and from your score, the Army can tell what Category of language you are best suited for.
The easiest way to study for the DLAB, if you are dead-set on it, is to study English Grammer rules and memorization, because in the test, you are requird to remember the "X" number of rules they have in their fictitious language and you are tested section -by-section using the rules. Learn to retain things in memory really well and be able to memorize thigns quickly and it will take some of the load off of you, however, be prepared to use your brain.
I cam out of the exam with a headache, and I already speak two languages. You can take a language in high school and do ok with it, but you are learning that language at only the basic skills level over the course of your entire school year. You would have to take subsequent years to learn to be conversational. DLI and other schools are accelerated schools, and you are required to be able to advance rapidly and retain greater amounts of information. This is what the DLAB is for, to ensure you can sustain the level of teaching at DLI.
Don't sweat the small stuff. Study up on your grammer rules and just go in and take it. I promise you, searching for study materials will only discourage you and you will go in with a bad head. Go in clean and take the test. That is the way it is designed to be addressed.
if you happen to see this, when do you think you fell into that groove in DLI?quote:DLI is a tough school. The language was difficult to learn until I got in the groove. Then the next 6 months were boring. My brother was a math major and he told me how to study. It was really simple. He said you have to learn the lessons they are teaching that day before you get class. That way when you get to class and there was something you did not understand, when they taught it, you got it and you are ahead. Simple enough. Each week they gave you a syllabus of what they were teaching the next week everyday. The only day I would study was Sunday afternoon. 12pm to 6 pm. Studied all the lessons for the week. Did all the homework for the week. So when I went to class, all I had to do was to listen to what they were teaching and it just reinforced what I had learned on my own. And before I went to bed I would take a quick look at the next days lesson roughly 10 min. Making it through DLI no matter what score you got on the DLAB just required me to learn how to study and just stay ahead. When things were difficult in the beginning, I was learning the lesson when they taught it that day and doing the homework that evening. Again just stay ahead. Some of the students did not study much, it just came to them naturally. I was not one of them. At the time I went to crypto school, they said if the language was hard for you to learn, the crypto will be easier and vice versa.