Jeff's language log

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jeff_lindqvist
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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:27 pm

2019 - Summary of week 37

DE: I finished Der Nasse Fisch.

IT: More content from Italiano Automatico.

NO: I finished the podcast about the French revolution, listened to a radio drama and then a documentary.

PL: I started working the with the Natural Method from Ioannes Oculus' site. More youtube videos. First Year - 3.E. Bardzo mi miło. The ERIC file - lesson 15.

Another Chinese movie - The House of Flying Daggers.
6 x
Leabhair/Greannáin léite as Gaeilge: 9 / 18
Ar an seastán oíche: Oileán an Órchiste
Duolingo - finished trees: sp/ga/de/fr/pt/it
Finnish with extra pain : 100 / 100

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Languages: Polish (N), English (C2), German (C1), Latin (B1), Spanish (A2), Russian (A1), Uzbek (beginner)
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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby Ioannes Oculus » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:26 pm

jeff_lindqvist wrote:PL: I started working the with the Natural Method from Ioannes Oculus' site.


Hi! I'm so excited to see you using it. What do you think about it?
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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:33 pm

Hi! I've only been into the language for about three months (my 16th week starts today), and I've used a variety of resources with no real "method". StringerBell recommended your site a while ago.

So far, I've only listened to the first lesson a couple of times, but I like the format. The lesson isn't too long (but still long enough to make it more interesting than, say, a bunch of phrases), and it has audio. Comprehensible input is good. Text + audio is also good.
7 x
Leabhair/Greannáin léite as Gaeilge: 9 / 18
Ar an seastán oíche: Oileán an Órchiste
Duolingo - finished trees: sp/ga/de/fr/pt/it
Finnish with extra pain : 100 / 100

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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:00 pm

2019 - Summary of week 38

IT: More content from Italiano Automatico.

NO: More podcasts - one of the most recent ones was about a brutal killing (true crime).

PL: More work with the Natural Method. More youtube videos. First Year - 4.A. Coś takiego. The ERIC file - lesson 16. I heard the language in town.

There are many languages I usually don't say that I speak. French is one of them. Nevertheless, the other day a French speaking visitor was struggling with a short message he had got. It was written in (misspelled) Spanish. I think I did alright.

A bunch of Chinese movies:

Snake in Monkey's Shadow - English dubbing (no doubt the same group of voice actors as in the Snake in Eagle's Shadow)
Thundering Mantis - English dubbing (Cockney)
Sleeping Fist - Cantonese audio, English subtitles
The Victim - Cantonese audio, English subtitles
City of Life and Death - Mandarin and Japanese audio (some lines in English and German)
Star Runner - Cantonese audio, English subtitles (plus some Korean lines here and there)

I don't count movies as study, though.
5 x
Leabhair/Greannáin léite as Gaeilge: 9 / 18
Ar an seastán oíche: Oileán an Órchiste
Duolingo - finished trees: sp/ga/de/fr/pt/it
Finnish with extra pain : 100 / 100

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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:50 pm

2019 - Summary of week 39

IT: More content from Italiano Automatico.

NO: More podcasts.

PL: More youtube videos. First Year - 4.B. Chcę kupić jakąś sukienkę. The ERIC file - lesson 17.

More Cantonese content - I watched The Police Story, then I started watching the TV series Wing Chun from 2007. It has 40 episodes, ~44 minutes each.
7 x
Leabhair/Greannáin léite as Gaeilge: 9 / 18
Ar an seastán oíche: Oileán an Órchiste
Duolingo - finished trees: sp/ga/de/fr/pt/it
Finnish with extra pain : 100 / 100

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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:44 pm

2019 - Summary of week 40

IT: More content from Italiano Automatico.

NO: More podcasts.

PL: More youtube videos. More content from Ioannes Oculus (the Polish with John series). First Year - 4.C. Nie mam pojęcia. The ERIC file - lesson 18.

This week: episodes 4-7 of Wing Chun. I don't know what is powering what, but lately there has been more martial arts practice, more reading about martial arts, and more Mandarin and Cantonese movie content. (The only missing ingredient is actual language study. :oops: )
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Leabhair/Greannáin léite as Gaeilge: 9 / 18
Ar an seastán oíche: Oileán an Órchiste
Duolingo - finished trees: sp/ga/de/fr/pt/it
Finnish with extra pain : 100 / 100

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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:27 pm

2019 - Summary of week 41

Time for an update.

IT: More content from Italiano Automatico.

NO: I finished two podcasts and started a third one.

PL: More youtube videos. More content from Ioannes Oculus. First Year - 4.D.1. Bandyta + 4.D.2. Gilgamesz. The ERIC file - lesson 19.

This week: episodes 8-11 of Wing Chun. I watched the first episode on Riget (the Danish mini series from 1994). I spent the weekend in Gothenburg. Besides meeting new and old friends, I played music in sessions and listened to concerts. I also had the best Chinese food in a long time.
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Leabhair/Greannáin léite as Gaeilge: 9 / 18
Ar an seastán oíche: Oileán an Órchiste
Duolingo - finished trees: sp/ga/de/fr/pt/it
Finnish with extra pain : 100 / 100

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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:56 pm

2019 - Summary of week 42

Time for an update.

IT: More content from Italiano Automatico.

NO: I finished another podcast series. You need good skills to be able to follow unscripted conversations in a target language. Iversen has mentioned the Swedish comedy show Parlamentet (or for that matter, teenagers on the bus). I like this kind of rapid fire Norwegian.

PL: More youtube videos. More content from Ioannes Oculus. First Year - 4.E. Nowe mieszkanie. The ERIC file - lesson 20. I don't think I'll continue with this one.

This week: episodes 12-15 of Wing Chun. Another episode of Riget.
6 x
Leabhair/Greannáin léite as Gaeilge: 9 / 18
Ar an seastán oíche: Oileán an Órchiste
Duolingo - finished trees: sp/ga/de/fr/pt/it
Finnish with extra pain : 100 / 100

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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:19 am

2019 - Summary of week 43

IT: More content from Italiano Automatico.

NO: I started another podcast series. Interview format, ~45-60 minutes.

PL: More youtube videos. More content from Ioannes Oculus. First Year - 5.A. Kino. No ERIC file.

This week: only one episode of Wing Chun (#16). I watched the second half of The Empress (a.k.a. The Banquet) which I started a few weeks ago (Audio: Mandarin). I once understood two sentences in a row. :D
6 x
Leabhair/Greannáin léite as Gaeilge: 9 / 18
Ar an seastán oíche: Oileán an Órchiste
Duolingo - finished trees: sp/ga/de/fr/pt/it
Finnish with extra pain : 100 / 100

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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:07 pm

2019 - Summary of week 44

Time for a late update.

IT: More content from Italiano Automatico. I really like this content.

NO: The podcast series isn't over yet. I like the variety of accents. Seeing that the TV series Lykkeland will disappear from SVTPlay just before midnight on the 6th of November, I've made an effort to catch up. Still a few episodes left.

PL: More youtube videos. More content from Ioannes Oculus. First Year - 5.B. Pilna praca. No ERIC file.

This week: Wing Chun #17+18. I also watched a Mandarin language movie, set in 9th century China - The Assassin.
6 x
Leabhair/Greannáin léite as Gaeilge: 9 / 18
Ar an seastán oíche: Oileán an Órchiste
Duolingo - finished trees: sp/ga/de/fr/pt/it
Finnish with extra pain : 100 / 100

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