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by Ingaræð
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Study Groups
Topic: Russian Study Group
Replies: 133
Views: 6492

Re: Russian Study Group

I'm not sure if this has been posted in this group or if I saw it somewhere else. As this year is the 100 year anniversary of the Russian 1917 Revolution, a website has been created using quotes and extracts from contemporary figures in the style of a twitter feed. It's available here if anyone wou...
by Ingaræð
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: HTLAL discussion
Topic: LLorg London 2017
Replies: 53
Views: 2559

Re: LLorg London 2017

If my current situation doesn't change within the next month, I won't be able to come (basically 'health crap', and I have no way of predicting when I'll be a functioning human again :roll: ). If the date was pushed back, then the odds of me being able to come would increase, but please don't change...
by Ingaræð
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Lilly's log - French, Russian and Spanish
Replies: 324
Views: 12577

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

blaurebell wrote:Yesterday I got some fantastic news about work I submitted for some exhibition calls. I was hoping for succeeding in one call and instead got in with two!


Congratulations! And good luck for the interview - although with your determination, I'm sure you won't need any at all! :D
by Ingaræð
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Study suggests even moderate drinking could affect language fluency
Replies: 23
Views: 969

Re: Study suggests even moderate drinking could affect language fluency

People in Britain tend to be blind to the fact that British drinking behaviour is actually a problem. They tend to find it perfectly normal to have drunk people lying in the street every Friday night. It's not. I think it was about time that someone did a study like this. Someone pointing out that ...
by Ingaræð
Wed May 31, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Ingaræð's Yellow Brick Road (DE/FR/RU...)
Replies: 52
Views: 2078

Re: Ingaræð's Yellow Brick Road (DE/FR/RU...)

I could have updated my log over a week ago, but every time I thought about doing it, I decided to go do some language study instead. :D After a week mid-month of not having done anything with LWT, I finally pushed through to the end of La Belle et la Bête . The audiobook is just over 30 minutes lon...
by Ingaræð
Wed May 03, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: The Memory Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 733

Re: The Memory Thread

A few more things I've just thought of... Having a rough idea of the meanings of prefixes and suffixes might be helpful. Thinking of a context that is personal to you, e.g if you wear glasses, then the sentence je porte des lunettes (and also picturing that) will help you remember porter . A few mon...
by Ingaræð
Wed May 03, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: The Effectiveness of Electronic Media vs Paper Media
Replies: 23
Views: 948

Re: The Effectiveness of Electronic Media vs Paper Media

The flickering of a screen backlight can have a negative effect on brain function, including the creation and recall of memories. Artificial room lighting can have the same effect, rendering paper media less effective. I'm sure I read somewhere that fluorescent lighting induces a stress response in ...
by Ingaræð
Wed May 03, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: The Memory Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 733

Re: The Memory Thread

Context is best for me - being able to get a sense of the meaning from whatever's going on. If I can link it to a visual, even better. If a word has many definitions, I no longer try to learn all of them at once. For example, I'm currently using LWT, and I just put in the most common definition, plu...
by Ingaræð
Tue May 02, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Ingaræð's Yellow Brick Road (DE/FR/RU...)
Replies: 52
Views: 2078

Re: Ingaræð's Yellow Brick Road (DE/FR/RU...)

I want to put reineke's great post on comprehension and CEFR levels in my log for future reference. Last September I did the Dialang reading test for French and German, and got C1 and A2 respectively. Either Dialang Beta was having an off-day, or my test-taking skills are awesome. :D In terms of the...
by Ingaræð
Tue May 02, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Ingaræð's Yellow Brick Road (DE/FR/RU...)
Replies: 52
Views: 2078

Re: Ingaræð's Yellow Brick Road (DE/FR/RU...)

Well, that's defintitely a step up from playing Spyro the Dragon in French and pretending that it's productive... :oops: :lol:

Seriously, though, all your intensive receptive-skills work seems like semi-immersion, which has to be a good thing!

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