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by blaurebell
Sun May 28, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Lilly's log - French, Russian and Spanish
Replies: 272
Views: 9340

Re: Lilly's log - French, Russian and Spanish

Spanish I finished GdUdE A! After doing my usual hour with it, I only had 2 more lessons left, both super easy, so I decided to go for the final push and be done with it! In total it took me 28.27h to finish it. If I can keep going at this rate the whole course A, B and C will take me 90h roughly, ...
by blaurebell
Sun May 28, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Language challenges & teams
Topic: Course Completion Challenge -- Open for business!
Replies: 87
Views: 4810

Re: Course Completion Challenge -- Open for business!

Language: Spanish Gramática de Uso del Español A : 107/107 Gramática de Uso del Español B FSI Spanish Gramática de Uso del Español C Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced Spanish Grammar* Practice Makes Perfect: The Spanish Subjunctive Up Close* Behind the Wheel Spanish 3* Macanudo : español lengua extr...
by blaurebell
Sat May 27, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Lilly's log - French, Russian and Spanish
Replies: 272
Views: 9340

Re: Lilly's log - French, Russian and Spanish

Spanish Only 2 more days to go until I finish GdUdE A! I actually bought myself a new pencil just for my GdUdE mission, since the ones I use for drawing are somewhat suboptimal for writing, especially since there never seems to be enough space in the fill-in-the-gaps exercises. Much less annoying n...
by blaurebell
Sat May 27, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Lilly's log - French, Russian and Spanish
Replies: 272
Views: 9340

Re: Lilly's log - French, Russian and Spanish

Out of curiosity, have you taken a look at A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish by Butt & Benjamin? It may be the only reference grammar that I have been able to tolerate reading (feels like the authors actually have some writing chops and invoke them from time to time). I think the point ...
by blaurebell
Fri May 26, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Lilly's log - French, Russian and Spanish
Replies: 272
Views: 9340

Re: Lilly's log - French, Russian and Spanish

Spanish I'm very close to finishing GdUdE A, which will be the first time that I finish a Spanish grammar book. All the others totally bored me to death or were simply confusing. Definitely recommended! And instead of dreading it, I'm actually looking forward to GdUdE B. I also feel that it helped ...
by blaurebell
Fri May 26, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: PM's French Courses Mission
Replies: 862
Views: 36238

Re: PM's French Courses Mission

Altough it may have taken double the time. I guess what I'm saying is that this is not proof of efficiency necessarily, and that's worth reflecting on. It may also prove my methods work for me, but not necessarily for everyone else. Many people would give up with my approach, just as I might with t...
by blaurebell
Thu May 25, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Stuck at an A1 Level - German
Replies: 14
Views: 592

Re: Stuck at an A1 Level - German

At first, it took a long time to write 200 words and the recordings were full of pauses and ums, but I've noticed a big difference in my fluency and in the ease with which I speak and write. Even though I don't have anyone to correct me, I find that I get better at self-correcting as I go on. The p...
by blaurebell
Thu May 25, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: PM's French Courses Mission
Replies: 862
Views: 36238

Re: PM's French Courses Mission

Yay, congrats! Didn't we all tell you that you're going to pass? And your score is really great, especially the speaking and writing score! I think for most people it would be the other way round with self-study, reading + listening better than speaking and writing! WELL DONE! Now C1 :) You know the...
by blaurebell
Thu May 25, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Lilly's log - French, Russian and Spanish
Replies: 272
Views: 9340

Re: Lilly's log - French, Russian and Spanish

Spanish As I mentioned the other day, I actually got a new phone and after lots of back and forth with the company they actually sent the SIM via next day delivery. So, I spent some time, setting it all up, installing my usual apps and trying out a few things. I'm pretty happy with it actually, bec...
by blaurebell
Wed May 24, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: RR in Spanish when you can't trill
Replies: 14
Views: 329

Re: RR in Spanish when you can't trill

Same problem here. I can do it in certain parts of the word - beginning and end - but in the middle I always fail. My husband says my "mierda" sounds a little Cuban, they say something like mielda instead of the trilled R :oops: That said, there are native speakers who can't do it either, ...

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