Chove's Log (Spanish, German, Polish, French)

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chove
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Location: Scotland
Languages: English (N), Spanish (upper intermediate), German (low intermediate), Polish (basic), Dutch (on hold), French (just started).
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Re: Chove's Log (Spanish, German, Polish, French)

Postby chove » Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:06 pm

Thanks, it sounds more straightforward than it is in Spanish, yeah. I'll need to make sure I understand it before this unit of the course ends, I don't want to end up unable to use the conditional.

I had an online German tutorial tonight, the other students in the group seemed to be at about my level of German more or less, which made me feel more confident that I've managed to get my German to where it's supposed to be for the course. An online test put me at low B1, which should be enough to build on. Although German has the reputation for being harder than Spanish I do have the advantage of having done German at school for a few years, so there's some degree of "automaticity" for me with some areas of German. I'll see how it goes, the first marked assignment is due next month.
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chove
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Re: Chove's Log (Spanish, German, Polish, French)

Postby chove » Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:57 pm

I think I've picked up a cold, even though I've hardly been outside and have been wearing a fabric mask on my rare trip to the shops. :( So I'll probably be fairly unproductive for a few days. Luckily I'm on the revision week for my German course so just re-reading and so on. And I did get a very productive few days before this having discovered "study ASMR" videos on YouTube, where someone plays weather noises at you and it's supposed to help you focus. Which it actually seems to do, at least for me.
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Languages: English (N), Spanish (upper intermediate), German (low intermediate), Polish (basic), Dutch (on hold), French (just started).
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Re: Chove's Log (Spanish, German, Polish, French)

Postby chove » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:26 am

Feeling better now, starting to get back into studying. I've got an assignment to write in German that isn't due until November but I want to get started on it while the material is fresh in my mind and because I find production of language quite terrifying so I need to get over that. I was like this when I studied history too, I don't think I ever got an essay done before the last minute, something about having my work judged scares me and it's even worse when it's not in English. Because that's harder.

I have an iTalki Polish lesson this evening, probably going to revise accusative and genitive, which is what we covered last time I had a lesson with this tutor. She is very nice, she likes my pronunciation. Also with Polish I have started listening to the "intermediate"/"B1" material from Bloggy Polish and I can understand more than I expected of that. I'm not really working on my Polish much at the moment, but trying to maintain what I have already learned.

I bought the second book of A Series of Unfortunate Events in Spanish, might as well continue the series for now as I enjoyed the first book. I'm really just maintaining my Spanish at the moment, though I occasionally go over some grammar to improve my accuracy.

Still slowly exploring the basics of French, which I'd like to eventually be able to read basic texts in.
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