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by rdearman
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Radioclare's 2017 log (Croatian/Russian)
Replies: 133
Views: 4169

Re: Radioclare's 2017 log (Croatian/Russian)

I feel you could write a Larin izboresque drama with the life of Tom. Maybe you could use sentences about his life as a starting point? I'm seriously tempted... :lol: I was thinking the other day that maybe we should start using Tom-sentences as writing prompts for the Output Challenge. Trying to w...
by rdearman
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Technical Support and Feature Requests
Topic: Can't access forum from Chrome
Replies: 12
Views: 103

Re: Can't access forum from Chrome

If you are on windows, go to a command prompt and type: nslookup forum.language-learners.org then type nslookup forum.language-learners.org 8.8.8.8 they should match. The first command checks the DNS server your machine is set to, and the second checks the google DNS server.
by rdearman
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Rdearman (FR, IT, ZH) 2016/17 - The way of the lazy fist.
Replies: 294
Views: 13691

Re: Rdearman (FR, IT, ZH) 2016/17 - The way of the lazy fist.

I also noticed that Reineke only seems to watch films and post to this forum. Either that or doesn't sleep... Not much to report. I should complete the 10k flashcard challenge in the next month or so assuming I keep doing it regularly, which is a big if. Neither activity requires much mental effort...
by rdearman
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Anecdotal evidence for extensive TV series
Replies: 22
Views: 663

Re: Anecdotal evidence for extensive TV series

To use my Colombian example, I think that one episode probably contains nearly all the grammar I would hear in all 175 episodes. It's not exactly the same for vocabulary because this depends a lot of the topics in the various episodes. Oh I'm not arguing the small sample size of the vocabulary in a...
by rdearman
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Best Book Only Read in L2
Replies: 15
Views: 499

Re: Best Book Only Read in L2

emk wrote:The much sillier Outlander, about a space fighter pilot dropped somewhere in the Viking era. This is notable mostly for this deeply unpleasant but highly efficient language learning technology.


Deeply unpleasant or not, I need one, here... take my money.
by rdearman
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: 10 mistakes people make when studying languages
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: 10 mistakes people make when studying languages

There but for the grace of God, go I
by rdearman
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Rdearman (FR, IT, ZH) 2016/17 - The way of the lazy fist.
Replies: 294
Views: 13691

Re: Rdearman (FR, IT, ZH) 2016/17 - The way of the lazy fist.

My Italian binge watching was interrupted by a computer problem. But I am doing what I can. I've decided I'm going to try to get at least 90 minutes every day before my vacation, which would net me another 90 hours of Italian. But then I realised the Polyglot gathering will interrupt my language stu...
by rdearman
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Anecdotal evidence for extensive TV series
Replies: 22
Views: 663

Re: Anecdotal evidence for extensive TV series

@reineke : I have seen your SC stats and you watch some serious amount of stuff. How about an educated guess as to how many hours per CEFR level?
by rdearman
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Anecdotal evidence for extensive TV series
Replies: 22
Views: 663

Re: Anecdotal evidence for extensive TV series

No idea about the hours, but it's how I progress in all of my languages. I've mentioned it on the forum quite a few times, but my summer French TV binge boosted my comprehension a few years ago quite drastically. I watched like 10 seasons of TV series and at least 20 movies without subtitles. Since...
by rdearman
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Listening vs Comprehension (and the case against TV) [interesting article]
Replies: 38
Views: 1101

Re: Listening vs Comprehension (and the case against TV) [interesting article]

But intensive listening in my case is not 50h but just 10-20h so I choose intensive, and then spend the difference (300-10) doing anything I want to - watching the same series, or another one in another language, or just anything. Understanding something 290 hours later than I could have is torture...

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