Ah right, that's good. For some reason, I'd got the impression you were mostly reading, apart from the vocabulary work, and it would have been a shame if you hadn't been giving yourself the chance to enjoy all that vocabulary when being spoken by native speakers. Well, slow and steady wins the race. How long do you think you will run the hybrid experiment? One of the things I've had in the back of my mind to try for ages is a purely oral/aural approach to vocabulary learning. I sort of know what I want to achieve but I haven't worked out how to do it yet. What I want to achieve are the sort of benefits that accrue to pure audio approaches like Michel Thomas and SaySomethingIn, but applied more directly to vocabulary building than learning structures. I think it would borrow some of the ideas behind word-lists and Gold List (and who knows: maybe even Anki), but just not use pen and paper, or a computer (except to store the MP3 files as backup for a voice recorder and an MP3 player).