Lawyer&Mom, Less is More (French & German)

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Re: Lawyer&Mom does it all (French, German, FLC Russian)

Postby Lawyer&Mom » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:30 pm

I miss Assimil. I want Assimil. I’m grateful for the FLC challenge for giving me permission to jump into Russian, but I’m 3500+ sentences into Clozemaster and I’m remembering how well it works with Assimil. Haven’t pulled the trigger yet, but I have the browser open on my desktop...
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Re: Lawyer&Mom does it all (French, German, FLC Russian)

Postby Lawyer&Mom » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:23 pm

Just remembered I have a birthday coming up. Texted the link to my husband. This will delay receipt by a bit, but certainly makes it easier to justify the expense!
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Re: Lawyer&Mom does it all (French, German, FLC Russian)

Postby ロータス » Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:25 am

How do you go through Assimil? Just reading through once or you do all the steps?
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Re: Lawyer&Mom does it all (French, German, FLC Russian)

Postby Lawyer&Mom » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:17 am

With French I just did one active wave. I listened to each lesson as many times as it took to “get” it. I’m pretty sure Russian will be slower, but I don’t know that I’ll change my overall approach. I’d rather jump into native materials than spend too much time “activating” Assimil.
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Re: Lawyer&Mom does it all (French, German, FLC Russian)

Postby rdearman » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:45 am

How can you get assismil in the FLC? Did you get it from the library?
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Re: Lawyer&Mom does it all (French, German, FLC Russian)

Postby iguanamon » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:10 am

People are free to learn a language anyway they want to do so, but the FLC is about showing what can be done for free, legally. Even as a gift from your husband, that breaks the spirit of the FLC. If you want to learn Russian anyway, go ahead and use Assimil but that ends the FLC for you.
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Re: Lawyer&Mom does it all (French, German, FLC Russian)

Postby Lawyer&Mom » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:59 pm

Of course! Absolutely! Hence my ambivalence. Like I said, FLC was a great excuse to sample a new language without guilt, but I’m willing to dump the FLC for my beloved Assimil. I’ll change my headline just as soon as I figure out how...
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Re: Lawyer&Mom does it all (French, German, FLC Russian)

Postby iguanamon » Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:32 pm

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Re: Lawyer&Mom does it all (French, German, Russian)

Postby Lawyer&Mom » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:02 pm

After a year of near daily listening to RFI’s Journal en Français Facile, it suddenly hits me: the newscasters are speaking really slowly. (Something I failed to notice for the first 300+ episodes.) I am flummoxed. This podcast has become a fixture in my daily routine. It exactly fills the time between when I drop off the kids at school and when I reach my office. I’d be lost without it! Except it’s time to up my game. Gulp.
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Re: Lawyer&Mom does it all (French, German, Russian)

Postby FrannieB » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:44 pm

I love your how you just jump in with a language and drink from the fire hose as you stated. I'm more and more leaning this way myself as I reflect on how children learn a language.
You have me very convinced about clozemaster. I will have to try - right now kwiziq is my jam. I adore kwiziq.
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