French/Latin/Italian by the nature method

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French/Latin/Italian by the nature method

Postby daegga » Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:30 pm

currently working on
* assimil new french with ease (ch 56)
* le francais par la méthode nature (ch 30) - aka Naturmetoden
* lingua latina per se illustrata (ch 8)

dialang french
* initial test B2
* reading C1
* listening B1
* grammar B1
* vocabulary A2

Resources:
French books by CEFR level: https://www.quora.com/Is-there-a-listin ... -in-French
Italian books by CEFR level https://www.readandlearnitalian.com/lis ... ian-books/
Free audio books: http://www.loyalbooks.com/
Hello maestro official youtube channels https://youtube.com/user/procidis (fr) https://youtube.com/user/eraunavoltachannel (it)

Italian books by CEFR (based on Reclam Rote Reihe):
B1
Mal di pietre - Milena Agus
Per questo mi chiamo Giovanni - Luigi Garlando
Nel mare ci sono i coccodrilli - Fabio Geda
Seta - Alessandro Baricco

B1/B2
Io e te - Niccolò Ammaniti
Io non ho paura - Niccolò Ammaniti
Volevo i pantaloni - Lara Cardella

B2
Novecento - Alessandro Baricco
Il bar sotto il mare - Stefano Benni
Accabadora - Michela Murgia
Va' dove ti porta il cuore - Susanna Tamaro
Favole al telefono - Gianni Rodari
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Re: by the nature method

Postby daegga » Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:33 pm

cross comparison for the reading test
* norwegian B2
* swedish C1
* danish C1
* icelandic A2

seems to be all over the place
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Re: by the nature method

Postby Lawyer&Mom » Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:47 pm

I just finished chapter 18 of “le francais par la méthode nature.” It’s still brilliant, but I find I need the help of Professor Google more and more. I don’t actually think the book was designed for self-teaching, so I can’t really complain. (And Professor Google is very, very good at French grammar!) How are you finding the later chapters?
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Re: by the nature method

Postby daegga » Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:49 pm

ch 21 starts a new story line that is more interesting than family Duclos, but the chapters get quite lengthy. I'm not too bothered by the grammar or the occasional ambiguous word, however I do feel the occasional need for review. F.x. after chapter 28, I restarted at chapter 21 to regain momentum.
I'm not doing any exercises at this point.
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Re: by the nature method

Postby daegga » Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:50 pm

Reviewed ch 1-6 of lingua latina today - felt easy
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Re: by the nature method

Postby Lawyer&Mom » Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:45 pm

daegga wrote:ch 21 starts a new story line that is more interesting than family Duclos, but the chapters get quite lengthy. I'm not too bothered by the grammar or the occasional ambiguous word, however I do feel the occasional need for review. F.x. after chapter 28, I restarted at chapter 21 to regain momentum.
I'm not doing any exercises at this point.


I’m in a completely different boat. I already have a B2 reading level, obtained by reading French novels, and I can read chapter 50 just fine. I’m trying to go back and actually learn French grammar. So I’m doing all the exercises and trying to understand everything. I actually really endorse what you are doing. Extensive reading and not really caring about the grammar totally works, it got me to B2 fairly painlessly. But you have to learn the grammar sometime if you want to write…
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Re: by the nature method

Postby daegga » Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:26 pm

French: ch 37, time for another round of reviews from ch 28 on
Latin: ch 11
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Re: by the nature method

Postby cito » Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:30 pm

Your method seems really cool. How do you use the nature method? Do you just watch the videos / read while listening each one once a day? Or do you review them multiple times?
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Re: by the nature method

Postby daegga » Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:24 pm

cito wrote:Your method seems really cool. How do you use the nature method? Do you just watch the videos / read while listening each one once a day? Or do you review them multiple times?


I try to keep it simple, at least for French. So I read through the text of 1 block (5-10 chapters) making use of the margin notes to understand like 99%. No audio, no video, no immediate rereads. I also read through the resumés (grammar explanations in French). Then I go back and read through the whole block again before moving on. Takes me 1-2 days per chapter, and I do take the random day off.
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Re: by the nature method

Postby daegga » Mon Aug 16, 2021 5:45 pm

French: ch 44, back to 38 for another review round (Assimil @ ch 84 now)
Latin: ch 14
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