Whodathunkitz log French, Tagalog, Dutch, Cebuano, Spanish, Esperanto

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Whodathunkitz
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Languages: English (N), Cebuano (basic spoken daily, best L2), Spanish (beginner, but can read), Esperanto (beginner and not maintained). Sometimes dabble with Dutch, Serbian, Slovak, Czech, German and Arabic.
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Re: Whodathunkitz log Tagalog, Dutch, Cebuano, Spanish, Esperanto

Postby Whodathunkitz » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:31 pm

French 8 day progress (started 19 November 2019).

6 of 40 Thinking Method French audio completed (but worth listening to several times probably, building up reaction speeds).

9300 word Jesus film watched / synchronised in Readlang. Lots wasn't absorbed, some was. I could often work out what part of the story was being discussed.

This will help with any French gospel listening/reading on my commute* as I have more vocabulary now. I listened to Matthew, Mark and Luke - English wordcount according to a random site is around 50,000 words - so presumably similar or longer in French.

That's very encouraging as the (first) aim is just to load up my brain, learn sounds and let it map out interesting and frequent words to learn in other contexts (readlang, apps, videos). Then I can keep repeating the 3 gospels and pick up more each time.

I found myself muttering in a sort of French way a few times when tired/absent-minded. Few French words and a sort of French accent. Weird but good sign.

Second aim is to experiment in learning techniques and resources for other languages whether materials are plentiful (French) or not (Cebuano, Taglish). Especially keen on a mostly native material approach and emphasis on sound (listening/reading) as I tend to focus on written.

*Commute is difficult (mostly standing/crowded seating for 3-4 hours a day - hot and not great - knackering in fact), so I have done a few apps rather than listening with headphones.

But I SHOULD do mostly Listening/speaking (no chance of latter yet) instead of apps. Apps are just easier/safer when trains are crowded.


Duolingo: - Just discovered you can test out of a level (I forgot) - only done 4 times, progress is all of part 1 - 15 out of 140 done (at Level 1 Crowns). For my own interest
Level-Number of lessons
1-10
2-22
3-21
4-24
5-22
6-15
7-17
8-11
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8 sections -140 lessons in Total

10000 sentences:-95/10000

Memrise:- found some idiom courses and played a bit
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2018 Cebuano SuperChallenge 1 May 2018-Dec 2019
: 150 / 600 SC days:
: 6 / 1250 Read (aim daily 2000 words):
: 299 / 9000 Video (aim daily 15 minutes):

Whodathunkitz
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Posts: 408
Joined: Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:40 pm
Location: UK
Languages: English (N), Cebuano (basic spoken daily, best L2), Spanish (beginner, but can read), Esperanto (beginner and not maintained). Sometimes dabble with Dutch, Serbian, Slovak, Czech, German and Arabic.
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Re: Whodathunkitz log Tagalog, Dutch, Cebuano, Spanish, Esperanto

Postby Whodathunkitz » Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:01 pm

Oh dear, due to strike, am going straight to Italy via Switzerland.... no time to get into Italian but might dabble while there.
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2018 Cebuano SuperChallenge 1 May 2018-Dec 2019
: 150 / 600 SC days:
: 6 / 1250 Read (aim daily 2000 words):
: 299 / 9000 Video (aim daily 15 minutes):

Whodathunkitz
Green Belt
Posts: 408
Joined: Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:40 pm
Location: UK
Languages: English (N), Cebuano (basic spoken daily, best L2), Spanish (beginner, but can read), Esperanto (beginner and not maintained). Sometimes dabble with Dutch, Serbian, Slovak, Czech, German and Arabic.
Language Log: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=5133&start=30
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Re: Whodathunkitz log French, Tagalog, Dutch, Cebuano, Spanish, Esperanto

Postby Whodathunkitz » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:23 am

Big road trip over Xmas/New Year from Uk to Italy. Countries stayed in:- France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Belgium.

Languages spoken / attempted! during trip:-

    French (minimal exposure previously, listening to 2 books of French bible, 10000 sentences, duolingo over a few days. Managed to use it for hotel/food)
    German (some knowledge at school but NO conversational ability at school. Perhaps as I'm more relaxed now, I just got stuck in and it seemed to flow in some contexts, no recent learning though. Mostly in Hesse, Germany, some in Switzerland, one person (child) only had German as a language).
    Italian (I did some duolingo and 10000 sentences and then tried variations on Spanish. I could read a bit and I attempted talking even when other person knew English, I'd repeat back in what I imagined the Italian would be. Sometimes good, sometimes not but muddled through, smiling)
    Cebuano (meeting with friends - pretty fluid but all mixed up with German and English (fluid rather than fluent - no hangups in just chatting in whatever worked and switching between / repeating in more than one language as part of conversational agreement - 'really? Work?' / 'diay? trabaho?))
    Nederlands / Vlaams (3 day stay in Belgium plus some Nederlands on road trip with other travellers - read quite a lot, ok. Spoke a bit but more as part of reply confirmations in restaurant/hotels.)
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2018 Cebuano SuperChallenge 1 May 2018-Dec 2019
: 150 / 600 SC days:
: 6 / 1250 Read (aim daily 2000 words):
: 299 / 9000 Video (aim daily 15 minutes):


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