Day 15 of...
OK, summer ends in 21 days. I couldn't help myself from embarking on a 21-day French challenge! (03.09.18 - 23.09.18)
Assimil Using French (70 lessons) + Living Language Ultimate: Advanced French (20 lessons) coupled with 20 min each of L+R of RFI, Raconte-moi and Martine a day.
: I also used the 21-day challenge to finally
do active waves of both Assimil FWOT and NFWE. I did exactly 10 lessons of each a day and would spend 10 min per lesson. I am glad to have done this! STATUS: COMPLETED!
So the new semester starts next week (24.09.18) and runs for 21 weeks. Here's the plan (bearing in mind that I have four rigorous MSc. courses and several professional courses to contend with) : FRENCH (3 hrs a day):
Grand Total = 441 hours = B2+???
Assimil Business French
CLE Vocabulaire PdF ( Int. + Ava.)
CLE Grammaire PdF (Int. + Ava.)
CLE Communication PdF
CLE Comprehension Orale
G. Mauger's Cours de Langue et de Civilisation Francaises II, III & IV
Didier Reussir le DELF B2
Alter Ego: B1 & B2 (IF/WHEN I finally figure out how to match the audio to the books. Can anyone help me with this???)
+ 30 min daily of native French media:
Fluent French Audio Podcast
RFI: Le Journal en Francais Facile
NHK World FRENCH
In January, I will engage in serious language exchanges (HelloTalk, Verbaling, SharedTalk, etc) to boost
For some reason, a lot of French sites are geo-blocked. How infuriating! GERMAN (2 hrs a day):
Grand Total = 294 hours = A2+???
Assimil: German Without Toil (1965)
Assimil: German With Ease (2001)
Living Language Ultimate: Beginner - Intermediate (2000)
Cortina Deutsch auf Deutsch (1906)
Language Transfer: German
Teach Yourself German (1958 & 2004)
Teach Yourself German Grammar (1950)
Teach Yourself Further German (1994)
Teach Yourself: Improve Your German (2004)
Oxford Take Off in German (2000) * You know that I am clutching at straws when I talk about OTO. Perhaps the German one is better than the disastrous French one???
+ DW's Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
German is a leap into the unknown and I am doing it with less than a half of the number of courses that I used for my 6 week French challenge. German will keep me super busy and I am not going to rush through it: I will need all the help that I can get. *Gulps* as I consider the prospect of another potentially ghastly encounter with OTO