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by iguanamon
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Comfort Zones and Efficiency
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: Comfort Zones and Efficiency

... what does it look like NOT to leave one's comfort zone? Where does the line between efficiency and sloppiness fall, in your opinion? How can we avoid errors on either side of the spectrum? I can't address efficiency as I am probably the least efficient member of the forum. I don't count hours, ...
by iguanamon
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Anecdotal evidence for extensive TV series
Replies: 22
Views: 654

Re: Anecdotal evidence for extensive TV series

My most recent experience with using TV in language-learning was with Portuguese. To be fair, I already spoke Spanish to a high level when I learned it about six years ago. I did a multi-track approach with DLI, Pimsleur, NHK news with a transcript, chatting and a private tutor who spoke no English....
by iguanamon
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: The iguana's tale- Portuguese, Spanish, Haitian Creole and Ladino
Replies: 254
Views: 18905

Re: The iguana's tale- Portuguese, Spanish, Haitian Creole and Ladino

Portuguese Work has been busy at present which hasn't left me enough time to read. I've still got a third of O homem do castelo alto left to finish. It's a very good book and I would recommend reading it in any language, especially if you like 1960's sci-fi/alt history/philosophy/cultural explorati...
by iguanamon
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Technical Support and Feature Requests
Topic: How's the new server performing?
Replies: 17
Views: 383

Re: How's the new server performing?

The speed is smoking fast here in the Caribbean right now.
by iguanamon
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Technical Support and Feature Requests
Topic: THE FORUM HAS BEEN HACKED (AND FIXED, AND MOVED TO A NEW SERVER) - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Replies: 33
Views: 1300

Re: THE FORUM HAS BEEN HACKED (AND FIXED, AND MOVED TO A NEW SERVER) - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

If we ever needed a reminder of why we left HTLAL, here it is. Nobody likes outages, but they happen from time to time. The difference here at LLORG is: 1) The administrators communicated with us 2) The administrators fixed the problem in a timely manner This didn't happen at our former home in the ...
by iguanamon
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: French In Action, as a learning device?
Replies: 167
Views: 6749

Re: French In Action, as a learning device?

It was more that when I see things like this number, I refer to a reference such as the one found here . While it notes the amounts of time listed in its chart correspond to teaching hours, it surprised me that the total hours for self-study would be 5 times more than that (160 on their chart and 8...
by iguanamon
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Rounding out the Romance languages
Replies: 17
Views: 582

Re: Rounding out the Romance languages

First, welcome to the forum, bpasseri! I can only tell you what I've done. I can't tell you what will work best for you or what works best for others. I leveraged Spanish to help me learn Portuguese not by "laddering" (learning Portuguese through Spanish) but by using my knowledge of Spani...
by iguanamon
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Spanish: B2-->C1 Log
Replies: 127
Views: 6402

Re: Spanish: B2-->C1 Log

...I was starting to realize it a few weeks ago but today I was able to say with certainty that I finally understand this show very well! Can't believe it took me so long though.... That's the thing with training listening... It takes a lot longer than most people think it should. When you get in a...
by iguanamon
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Chmury - Un Cielo Claro
Replies: 90
Views: 4096

Re: Chmury - Un Cielo Claro

...Quiénes eran los escritores de los 20 y 30 más interesantes y reconocidos que vivían y escribían en Madrid? Si había otro momento mágico de tal creatividad como el de París pasando en España por entonces, me encantaría saberlo. Voy a echar un vistazo a Confieso que he vivido . Puedes leer sobre ...
by iguanamon
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: The iguana's tale- Portuguese, Spanish, Haitian Creole and Ladino
Replies: 254
Views: 18905

Re: The iguana's tale- Portuguese, Spanish, Haitian Creole and Ladino

Ladino/Djudeo-espanyol I've finished my Solitreo (Ladino cursive writing) exercises book and am now quickly re-reading it. I am also starting to write it in a notebook. I can read this author's version very well now after 128 pages. Still, it's not going to be as easy to internalize Solitreo in gen...

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