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by NoManches
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: How do you treat different dialects and accents in your TL?
Replies: 4
Views: 104

How do you treat different dialects and accents in your TL?

I'm sure this has been discussed before, but most likely not in great depth. I just finished watching Ingobernable and the second season of Club de Cuervos, 2 telenovelas that take place in Mexico. I don't have a huge problem understanding the Mexican actors in these shows, but the ones from Spain a...
by NoManches
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: James29's Spanish (and sometimes French) Log
Replies: 241
Views: 11422

Re: James29's Spanish (and sometimes French) Log

James, it has been a pleasure reading your log! I've skimmed it over in the past but today I decided to really look things over. I feel like in many aspects I am following in your steps with a lot of things, especially in terms of making habits and treating Spanish as a part of my life rather than a...
by NoManches
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Karen's Spanish learning journey
Replies: 56
Views: 2567

Re: Karen's Spanish learning journey

Thank you for your input. I can definitely relate with you with a lot of things you mentioned. I am interested in trying Subs2SRS but my computer broke and it will be a long time before I feel the need to get a new one. I have anki on my backup laptop but it is not powerful enough to do anything oth...
by NoManches
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: The necessary hours to get to B2
Replies: 21
Views: 539

Re: The necessary hours to get to B2

I'm not a polyglot but I will try to answer anyway. Also, I have never tested to see if I am a B2, although I consider myself to be this level. In college I did have an interview in order to be placed into an advanced Spanish class for heritage speakers, and the lady I interviewed with had absolutel...
by NoManches
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Spanish: B2-->C1 Log
Replies: 127
Views: 6413

Re: Spanish: B2-->C1 Log

I just finished the first season of "Ingobernable" starring Kate del Castillo. I was absolutely hooked on this show and loved every minute of it. Even though there have been other shows in the past that I really enjoyed, this is the first one I have ever watched where I wanted to watch one...
by NoManches
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Anecdotal evidence for extensive TV series
Replies: 22
Views: 687

Re: Anecdotal evidence for extensive TV series

I'm glad this thread was made because I've never bothered to calculate how many hours of television I've watched. Based on Netflix only , I have watched a measly 188 hours or so of television :oops: :oops: It may be more than this, but with Netflix I can go back and see how many shows and movies I h...
by NoManches
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Listening vs Comprehension (and the case against TV) [interesting article]
Replies: 38
Views: 1121

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

I really enjoy reading these responses! I'd be lying if I told you that I posted this link with no desire for everyone to reassure me of how much television can help with language learning. After reading some of the responses I just got motivation to binge watch as many shows as I possibly can on Ne...
by NoManches
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Study Groups
Topic: Spanish Group
Replies: 162
Views: 7612

Re: Spanish Group

Hello Spanish Group! Does anybody know of any online forums or guides for telenovelas? I believe iguanamon (or was it somebody else) mentioned that forums/guides for telenovelas exist and can be helpful for watching Spanish television. I'm currently watching Ingobernable and I am absolutely hooked! ...
by NoManches
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Listening vs Comprehension (and the case against TV) [interesting article]
Replies: 38
Views: 1121

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

I came across this article and found it interesting, even though it discredits (to some degree) my current belief that watching thousands of hours of television will improve my language skills. Any thoughts on this article? Do you agree/disagree? http://www.lookingforwords.com/listening-vs-comprehen...
by NoManches
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Reading first?
Replies: 13
Views: 470

Re: Reading first?

I fully realize that many people have persisted in listening and eventually had success, but I wonder if it might all go faster if I get my reading up to speed first. Does it make sense to specialize in reading first and then switch to listening? For me there are two different types of listening: A...

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