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

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:30 pm
by Lawyer&Mom
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...

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

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:23 pm
by Lawyer&Mom
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!

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

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:25 am
by ロータス
How do you go through Assimil? Just reading through once or you do all the steps?

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

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:17 am
by Lawyer&Mom
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.

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

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:45 am
by rdearman
How can you get assismil in the FLC? Did you get it from the library?

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

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:10 am
by iguanamon
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.

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

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:59 pm
by Lawyer&Mom
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...

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

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:32 pm
by iguanamon
To change your topic line, simply go to your first post here, click to edit it and you'll be able to change it to whatever you want from here onwards.

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

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:02 pm
by Lawyer&Mom
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.

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

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:44 pm
by FrannieB
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.