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by NoManches
Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Spanish: B2-->C1 Log
Replies: 128
Views: 7342

Re: Spanish: B2-->C1 Log

Where do I begin? I'd say the last week has been pretty successful given my hectic schedule. I am very short on time to study Spanish, but I can always find some time in my schedule to relax 8-) . The good thing is that I've reached a level of Spanish where I can use it to relax and don't have to th...
by NoManches
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Rdearman (FR, IT, ZH) 2016/17 - The way of the lazy fist.
Replies: 332
Views: 15905

Re: Rdearman (FR, IT, ZH) 2016/17 - The way of the lazy fist.

I've more or less come to the conclusion that for someone who is in the A1-A2 range it is probably a waste of time to binge watch TV. But from B1+ it is better than anything else you could probably do. I've also decided that for someone A1-A2 TV with Anki is probably one of the better ways to get t...
by NoManches
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Anecdotal evidence for extensive TV series
Replies: 40
Views: 1772

Re: Anecdotal evidence for extensive TV series

French: 270h extensive listening, of which 245h were dubbed TV Spanish: At least 680h of extensive listening, of which 420h were dubbed series - So I am really curious to hear your thoughts on dubbed series. Personally even though my listening skills are the weakest in my L2, I have almost complete...
by NoManches
Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Anecdotal evidence for extensive TV series
Replies: 40
Views: 1772

Re: Anecdotal evidence for extensive TV series

Some additional information I'd like to gather: ⋅  Are you looking up vocabulary while watching? Yes and no. At first I looked up a lot of vocabulary. Now I only look up words that I think are very important or are words that I may need to use some day. ⋅  Are you using axillary...
by NoManches
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Can one calculate comprehension?
Replies: 60
Views: 1544

Re: Can one calculate comprehension?

It might be tough (or nearly impossible) to truly measure comprehension, but I think its best to take a step back and see why people are saying things such as "I can understand about 95% of a certain television series". I admit that I quite often use statements like the one I just quoted, ...
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: 20
Views: 719

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 French Log
Replies: 247
Views: 12686

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: 60
Views: 3038

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: 30
Views: 1296

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: 128
Views: 7342

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...

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