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by BOLIO
Tue May 16, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: French, Spanish, Italian, German: 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1054

Re: French, Spanish, Italian, German: 2017

Tasty, I just wanted to drop by and mention that your French log on the old site really helped me several years ago. Then your Spanish, Italian and now German adventures have been very motivating. You have traveled from a monolingual (fellow Texan if I remember correctly) to a legitimate polyglot. A...
by BOLIO
Fri May 05, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Frannie's 7 week mission Guatamala
Replies: 15
Views: 316

Re: Frannie's 7 week mission Guatamala

Sounds like a great plan! Have fun with it and enjoy the journey. I look forward to following your log.

BOLIO
by BOLIO
Fri May 05, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: BOLIO's Spanish log
Replies: 68
Views: 4195

Re: BOLIO's Spanish log

Hola mi gente! Well, México is just around the corner. I need a break from work and there are worse places to take a break than the sandy beaches of Mexico. My little listening experiment has come to an end. I have over 240 hours of listening in the last 100 days. What are my conclusions? I need a t...
by BOLIO
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Reading first?
Replies: 13
Views: 610

Re: Reading first?

I am not a learner of multiple languages like OP but my struggles stem from listening too little in the beginning of my learning.

Next language will be intensive and extensive listening 3 to 1 vs reading in the early stages. Just my opinion.
by BOLIO
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: BOLIO's Spanish log
Replies: 68
Views: 4195

Re: BOLIO's Spanish log

Listen and read....Listen and Read...nothing too exciting but I am still doing quite a bit of both. I have watch several movies both originals and dubbed. I have started reading both El Conde de Montecristo and El Símbolo Perdido. I am reading both at the same time. I often do this when reading in E...
by BOLIO
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Listening on the Job During the Workday
Replies: 26
Views: 944

Re: Listening on the Job During the Workday

I listen to audiobooks during work. However, they are all books I have read / listened to before...never a new book. Also, I sometimes turn on to rtve.es and play old series I have seen before. I minimize the screen and just listen to the audio.
by BOLIO
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Español
Topic: ¿Qué estás leyendo/acabas de leer en español?
Replies: 57
Views: 4327

Re: ¿Qué estás leyendo/acabas de leer en español?

Acabo de terminar dos libros...Ángeles y Demonios por Dan Brown y Zona Peligrosa por Lee Child. Me gustaron ambos libros. Pero, ahora, voy a leer mi libro favorito en todo el mundo....El Conde de Montecristo. "Unabridged " por supuesto!! Hay muchas palabras desconocidas, pero creo que lo d...
by BOLIO
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Language Programs and Resources
Topic: Modern Russian I and 2 by Clayton Dawson
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: Modern Russian I and 2 by Clayton Dawson

Thank you both for the responses. @blaurebell, I am watching your thread concerning this course. I am interested to see how you are working the course since you are very advanced compared to where my starting point will be. @speakeasy what a post. Thank you for your efforts and resources. I will use...
by BOLIO
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: PM's French Courses Mission
Replies: 853
Views: 35972

Re: PM's French Courses Mission

Do the courses make you happy? If so, continue the self-challenge of courses you have. If not...don't. I appreciate your log and contributions to the board. If you started a "Going Native" thread discussing your adventures with native materials then I would read it too. As far as the other...
by BOLIO
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: BOLIO's Spanish log
Replies: 68
Views: 4195

Re: BOLIO's Spanish log

I don't remember when my mother took away my pacifier but I must have felt like I do right now. I have made the decision to stop all subtitles and I feel a bit naked or exposed right now. In addition, I have stopped all listening while reading the text. I still read but I read for a couple of hours ...

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