german2k01 wrote:rdearman wrote:We have the super challenge here where the goal is to read 100 books and watch 100 films. I have done that a couple of times and I am not C2. I can read, but still look up a lot of words.
I have just read the guidelines of such a super challenge. Don't you think the book length should lie somewhere between 250-400 pages instead of 50 pages? This is puny. Also, movies are less dense because of silent visuals. Don't you think it should be 75-100 seasons of television series? Television series are more language dense. No wonder if you are not C2 as of yet.
I see I'm the third person to have quoted this! I just read the guidelines of the super challenge (first time). I'd be inclined to agree that defining 50 pages as a "book" is a bit of a stretch, although the word was put into inverted commas to acknowledge this. I would guess it's set that way because there has to be some flexibility, otherwise I imagine not everyone would be able to take on the challenge. Starting on shorter texts and the flexibility to expand this to longer books/full length novels is likely better than diving into some 400 page book at the start of a challenge. You have to enjoy what you're doing and be able to manage it or you stop learning.
Since this is an aside from the topic, you can tell me to get stuffed and mind my own business if you want (which may be justified), but for your particular goal, as I understood it from LingQ, mainly focusing on this specialised book reading approach is probably not the main thing to be doing right now to become an active speaker of German.