Learning vocabulary (survival phrases are a kind of vocabulary, in my opinion) is incredibly fast with spaced repetition flash cards. It’s technologically-aided memorization, and it’s the difference between riding a horse and driving a car.
No time here to go into details of why. See this post if you want the low down on spaced repetition flash cards programs and why they help you learn so fast.
I’ll try to master 143 French survival phrase flash cards in just two days, so I’ll have them to hand when I go to Montreal in March.
I want to have them done quickly, so I can move quickly into more challenging and interesting French language practice.