1.Listen-->translate to your language-->respond
2.Listen-->no translation to your own language-->respond
Please let me know how far you are along in your journey.
I have been studying spanish for about a year now. When I watch videos on youtube, I find myself processing in the 1st way. Although, I find that to be too slow. I'm not sure what the next steps are for improving that, but I am just wondering what your experience has been and/or if you have come upon any research in this.
PS: If you speak Spanish and are learning English, feel free to let me know. Looking for a language partner. Si hablas espanol y buscas por una persona con quien puedes aprender, envieme un mensaje y podemos hablar con la otra.
I suggest students not to translate in their own language. If you really want to learn a language well, you have to practice thinking first in that language prior to speaking. That is the very reason why I suggest not watching a movie with a subtitle.
Of course, you would not understand everything in the beginning but you have to train your mind in thinking first.
Another point is that , not all translations are 100 percent accurate, even google translate is not accurate.
If you translate a new language you are learning in your own language, your thinking process is still in your language and not the language you are learning. The end result is that when you speak, it would take a lot of time for you to give a response because you are thinking in your native language.