The language you are learning will be called L2, the language you are learning it in will be called L1. The tools used for this method are the same as for the Shadowing method:
- a bilingual text in L1 and L2
- an audio recording in L2
Examples of sources to use:
- audiobooks plus the corresponding books in L1 and L2
- the material which comes with the Assimil courses (not considered to be true LR by aYa and many others - it's very different from using an audiobook)
Try to find something long and interesting.
The material can be used in a number of ways:
- listening (for getting used to the spoken language)
- listening while reading L1 (for learning the meaning of the spoken words)
- listening while reading L2 (for learning to associate the spoken and written text)
- listening while reading L2 and mimicking the speaker (for learning to pronounce the language, see Shadowing)
- Listen to about 80-120 hours of audio. This is best done by having 20-40 hours of new material, and listening to each part of it three times. Switch texts if you can understand 50-70% easily.
- It is best to do Listening-Reading with progressively more difficult material. The ideal would be to start with an interlinear translation of a children's story.