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by Soffía
Mon May 01, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Soffía's Icelandic and French log
Replies: 146
Views: 10858

Re: Soffía's Icelandic and French log

French Nearly hit 1000 words on Lingvist! If I get to 2500 words by the time I go to Brussels, I will let myself buy a French book. Honestly I'll probably buy a book anyway; I'd be happy with 2000 words. I'm trying out Coffee Break French, because I'm too cheap to buy Michel Thomas. It starts reall...
by Soffía
Mon May 01, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Soffía's Icelandic and French log
Replies: 146
Views: 10858

Re: Soffía's Icelandic and French log

norgeka wrote: Those Westfjords courses sound rather integral to your advancing in the language, I'll have to give them some serious thought. Good luck getting back into the reading!


I found them really helpful, but then I totally need to be forced into speaking... :)
by Soffía
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Soffía's Icelandic and French log
Replies: 146
Views: 10858

Re: Soffía's Icelandic and French log

French Up to nearly 900 words on Lingvist. I skipped one solitary day after a really busy Friday, and the result was shockingly painful. Moral: don't stop, push on. I bought another French book at Oxfam, a young adult novel by Sara Farizan (translated from English) about an Iranian girl in love wit...
by Soffía
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: PM's French Target: C1 2018
Replies: 962
Views: 52178

Re: PM's French Courses Mission

BalancingAct wrote:Why not also try to get a couple male teachers opinions? It would be interesting.


What difference do you think that would make?
by Soffía
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Soffía's Icelandic and French log
Replies: 146
Views: 10858

Re: Soffía's Icelandic and French log

I can relate to much of what you have recently posted :) I am now in a position of not wanting my Danish to rust, but I am eager to work on a language that has fewer fluent English speakers. It's a good motivation! I wish I could do Russian simultaneously, as I'm going to Russia in August and I kno...
by Soffía
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: language log
Replies: 24
Views: 1107

Re: too much is never enough

Good luck with your Icelandic! I'm far from an expert but do let me know if you have any questions about being a learner. I've been there and done that...
by Soffía
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Do you have any particular method to improve your learning capacity?
Replies: 25
Views: 1705

Re: Do you have any particular method to improve your learning capacity?

luke wrote:Naps.


I regret that I have only one "like" to give to this post.
by Soffía
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Soffía's Icelandic and French log
Replies: 146
Views: 10858

Re: Soffía's Icelandic and French log

I only ever made it to lesson 30 in Assimil and although I tried to convince myself to "take my vitamins" and complete Assimil for a couple years, I am finally willing to admit that I hate it. It just isn't for me. When I was starting French, I did about 2500 words on Memrise while watchi...
by Soffía
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Soffía's Icelandic and French log
Replies: 146
Views: 10858

Re: Soffía's Icelandic and French log

I do hope though, that you will write a bit about Icelandic too! I wish to restart my studies, (which never got very far before I got distracted by life) and your posts are very inspiring. Maybe I should aim for some really simple fiction to have as something to work towards. I definitely don't wan...
by Soffía
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Soffía's Icelandic and French log
Replies: 146
Views: 10858

Re: Soffía's Icelandic and French log

So I've been getting on well with Lingvist! When I picked it up again, let's say on the 15th, I had 330 words learned. Today I've got 720. I seem to have got past the difficulties of the early verbs and am now hitting a lot of words that are relatively easy to guess from English, which has made life...

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