I flirted with the idea of signing up for the Output challenge, but no. I did the numbers and for me to even do a half challenge in either Gaelic or French would require so much time that I would have neglect the other one, and I'm not willing to do that. I very deliberately choose to study French and Gaelic side by side at my stage in both these languages, and it's not a gesture toward the Auld Alliance, although that is a nice, historically appropriate reference.
(by the way, that's an Seann-Chaidreachas
in Gaelic and la Vieille Alliance
Anyhow, I've signed up for three of the forum's current challenges. I think that's enough.
My health isn't cooperating again today, so I took it easy-ish. Intermediate Welsh :
Intermediate Irish :
- Chapter 5: Comparison of adjectives I
German Quickly :
- Chapter 3: Focus structures
- Chapter 14-15: weak verbs--regular and irregular
I actually did these a couple weeks ago, but I did then again to review, this time writing down the exercises in my German notebook.
I've being doing Clozemaster for Irish, Welsh and Breton daily--I've finished the Gaelic course and am uncertain if down the line the sentences I've "mastered" will decay so I can review them again. I know you can reset them with Pro but I'm not going to get Pro at this point.
I've largely been ignoring Duolingo, even using the streak freeze option the past couple of days (and today most likely), because I'm pretty bored with it right now and I'm just not going to force myself to do it. I have enough lingots to buy streak freezes for over a year, if I want to hang onto my streak, not that it means anything, but hey.
On Memrise, I'm focusing on French practice and Indonesian, with a little Breton practice too. I'm trying to get back to doing German and Swedish on Memrise, but I'm being fickle about what courses I should do for each of those languages.
i keep seeing people here talk about the DLI and FSI courses and I've been looking into them when I have the time, to see if any could useful for me. I am interested in particular in the Spanish drills that (if I recall correctly) IronMike was telling Bex about, because I went back to my very-PT work this week, where I'm always in contact with Spanish speakers, and I have had the least amount of exposure to Spanish over these past holidays than I have had in years, due to me basically staying home and working on my other TLs. And I feel like I can't do anything in Spanish, even though the knowledge is there, behind the Gaelic, French, Welsh, German, Irish, Breton, Indonesian... So I'm looking for something to just get me back into using Spanish. Granted, I could use 50Languages as well, but I like using different resources to see the language in as many different contexts as possible, as that's a thing that works well for me.The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge :
- Day 9 --French: after I did my daily Memrise goal for my French vocab course, I copied 10 new words from the most recent unit I've done in that course into my French notebook--auparavant, parcourir, paraître, démarrer, parvenir, gâcher, bouleverser, mêler, renouveler, renier--and wrote sentences using each. Then I did a Niveau Bleu dictation "L'aventure d'une mouche." Did Ok on it, but there's definitely room for improvement.