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Isarin
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Aug 08, 2015 3:39 pm
Location: Germany
Languages: German (N), English, French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Czech, Mandarin
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Isarin's log

Postby Isarin » Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:13 pm

Hello everyone!
Here is another try at logging my language learning endeavours. I've tried and failed twice before on the old forum, but luckily for me I'm better at making progress in the languages I study than keeping a log.

This is just a first post as a placeholder, I might expand it later. For the moment, I need that 3rd post so I can fill out my profile.

Goals:

I strongly believe in setting my goals too low to fail. A minimum of 2x5min of language study per day. I almost never fail and I don't burn out anymore. Also, I'm having fun.

Languages I study:
    French (since 2002)
    Japanese (since 2004)
    Mandarin (since 2008)
    Czech (since 2010)
    Italian (since March 2014)
    Spanish (since August 2015)
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Isarin
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Aug 08, 2015 3:39 pm
Location: Germany
Languages: German (N), English, French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Czech, Mandarin
Language Log: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1230
x 4

Week 1: 24.-30.08.2015

Postby Isarin » Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:21 pm

Week 1: 24.-30.08.2015

Spanish
Just started Spanish...
Resources I'm using:

Italian
I've http://www.internazionale.itset as my frontpage - I usually read 2-3 articles per day.
Exchanged some messages on whatsapp and facebook
Nothing for the SC yet...

Also, this really bothers me:

Problemi con le caffetierre
C'è una cosa che mi fa veramente impazzire: Perché le caffetierre sono tutte construite con un manico di plastico? Ieri ho dovuto comprarmi la ennesima caffetierra nuova, perché avevo ancora rotto il manico lasciandola sul fornello un po' troppo lungo. Ho cercato su internet, ma sembra che tutte le caffetierre siano construite nel stesso modo. Ma so bene che non sono sola a distrugerne almeno una per anno. Capita anche ai miei amici italiani! Capita sulle cucine di gas et sulle cucine elettriche, sulle piastre grandi e piccole. Basta un colpo di telefono inatteso, qualcuno chi suona il campanello - si lascia la caffetierra incustodita sul fornello per un minutino solo et già si sente l'odore pungente del plastico fondente. Forse è una conspirazione dei produttori?

Maybe I'm just using them wrongly. I don't know...


French
Read a couple of articles on le Monde and Courrier International. Listened to 3 episodes of Geopolitique by France Inter (same stuff I've been doing for the last 6 years or so)
Trying to learn more about Brittany/Bretagne - drank some cidre, read some pages in a guide book
Nothing for the SC yet...

Japanese
Watched one video lecture and listened to one radio lecture on http://www.nhk.or.jp/kokokoza/
Exchanged some messages on facebook and line
Read a chapter in an old manga (Wasurerareta Juliet)

Czech
Read 10 pages in an Agatha Christie book
Did some revisions of old Assimil lessons

Mandarin
Nothing so far


That's it for this week!
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Isarin
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Aug 08, 2015 3:39 pm
Location: Germany
Languages: German (N), English, French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Czech, Mandarin
Language Log: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1230
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Week 2 - 4: 31.08.-20.09.2015

Postby Isarin » Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:47 pm

Week 2 - 4: 31.08.-20.09.2015

I was very busy during the last 3 weeks, I moved and started a new job, so I had less time and energy for languages than usually.

Spanish
The 6WC ended one week ago, but I hadn't logged as much time as I wished for.
    - Assimil lesson 10-14
    - Duolingo
    - Language Transfer (track 15)
    - started FSI Headstart Spanish for Spain

Italian

French
I realized that I need to step up my pace if I want to finish the SC for French, so I tried to watch more this week.
Stuff I watched in French:
    - Devious Maids S1E2-13
    - Heroes S1E1-23
    - awkward. S1E1-12, S2E1-12

I finally went to my local institut francais on Thursday and got a membership there. I got a couple of BDs to read over the next weeks (Aya, Dantès & Carnets d'orient) + I now have access to the http://www.culturetheque.com/. Seems pretty nice.

Japanese
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Czech
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Mandarin

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