Dutch and Swedish log

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Ug_Caveman
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Re: Dutch and Swedish log

Postby Ug_Caveman » Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:07 am

05/03/2021:

Colloquial Dutch 1 up to page 161
Assimil Dutch with Ease lessons 18/19/20 active wave
Michel Thomas Foundation Dutch CD 4 complete (second run through)

When you feel like you're making lots of progress and no progress at the same time :/

Hoping I can learn enough to pass the A2 exam at the very least. T-2 months and counting.
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Ug_Caveman
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Re: Dutch and Swedish log

Postby Ug_Caveman » Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:27 am

07/03/2021:

Colloquial Dutch 1 up to page 170 - thinking I might need to do some revision of past chapters to reinforce learning

Didn't do much else as it's been a very tiring and taxing week (for multiple reasons) and my brain needed some R&R.

If I can keep up my planned pace of 10 lessons per day, I should finish the book in just over a week (obviously a big if). After I've finished will probably spend some time consolidating instead of starting another course.
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Ug_Caveman
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Re: Dutch and Swedish log

Postby Ug_Caveman » Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:04 am

09/03/2021:

Colloquial Dutch up to page 180
Assimil Dutch with Ease lessons 22 and 23 (passive)
Michel Thomas Foundation Dutch CD 5 completed (second run through)

I keep seesawing between "this exam will be OK" and "what the hell am I thinking?" :?

I'm curious as to why so many professional language exams have passmarks of 50% or thereabouts?
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Ug_Caveman
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Re: Dutch and Swedish log

Postby Ug_Caveman » Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:29 am

10/03/2021:

Colloquial Dutch 1 up to page 190 (although I'm not so sure I've grasped constructions using the passive voice)
Assimil Dutch with Ease lessons 24 and 25 (passive)
Michel Thomas Foundation Dutch CD 6
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Ug_Caveman
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Posts: 122
Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:58 am
Location: England
Languages: English (N), Dutch (A1) - awaiting Dutch A2 test results as of 03/05/2021
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Re: Dutch and Swedish log

Postby Ug_Caveman » Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:22 am

Just gone back to work so not had as much time as I would have liked for studying recently:

Finished MT Foundation Dutch (2nd run through)

Started watching lots of A2/B1 level Dutch videos while walking on the treadmill, doing my best to avoid sneaking a look at the subtitles, generally feel like my listening comprehension is improving
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Ug_Caveman
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Re: Dutch and Swedish log

Postby Ug_Caveman » Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:35 am

17/03/2021:

Michel Thomas Advanced Course (first run through) - CD1T7
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Ug_Caveman
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Re: Dutch and Swedish log

Postby Ug_Caveman » Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:57 am

19/03/2021:

Michel Thomas Advanced Course (first run through) - CD2 complete

Did some Assimil revision and I've watched a huge amount of Youtube videos from channels aimed at Dutch learners over the last few weeks.
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Ug_Caveman
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Posts: 122
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Re: Dutch and Swedish log

Postby Ug_Caveman » Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:49 am

20/03/2021:

Colloquial Dutch 1 up to page 196
Michel Thomas Advanced Dutch up to CD3T7 (although I felt this was a bit shaky, might redo the last three tracks)
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Ug_Caveman
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Posts: 122
Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:58 am
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Languages: English (N), Dutch (A1) - awaiting Dutch A2 test results as of 03/05/2021
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Re: Dutch and Swedish log

Postby Ug_Caveman » Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:30 am

21/03/2021:

Colloquial Dutch 1 up to page 200
MT Dutch Advanced Course repeat CD3T6-7
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Ug_Caveman
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Posts: 122
Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:58 am
Location: England
Languages: English (N), Dutch (A1) - awaiting Dutch A2 test results as of 03/05/2021
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Re: Dutch and Swedish log

Postby Ug_Caveman » Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:40 am

22/03/2021:

Michel Thomas Advanced Dutch CD3T8-9
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