Output Challenge 2019 Registration & Discussion Thread

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Re: Output Challenge 2019 Registration & Discussion Thread

Postby Brun Ugle » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:21 pm

rdearman wrote:
Brun Ugle wrote:
Brun Ugle wrote:LANGUAGE: Spanish, German

CHALLENGE: Spanish = full, German = half

CURRENT LANGUAGE LEVEL: Spanish = B2, German = maybe A2 in productive skills

WILLING TO CORRECT LANGUAGE: Yes, English.

I'm changing to a half challenge in both languages. I just can't manage to talk that much and I find it too stressful trying to keep up/catch up. And really, I think even a half challenge is enough to make a significant difference. I've already noticed a difference and it's only February.

OK, got you booked in. 1/2 for German, 1/2 for Spanish, 1/2 for French and 1/2 for Japanese.

Those last two are for next year or the year after.
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Re: Output Challenge 2019 Registration & Discussion Thread

Postby StringerBell » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:40 pm

I'm a little late to the challenge, but I'd like to join anyway.

LANGUAGE: Italian and Polish

CHALLENGE: Full

CURRENT LANGUAGE LEVEL: HAH! No idea. I'm all over the place in terms of output. Maybe ~B1 for both? I'm definitely much better in Italian than Polish, though.

WILLING TO CORRECT LANGUAGE: YES, American English.

I am going to focus on doing scriptorium and reading aloud articles and books to improve my accent. At some point, it would be nice to transition to writing journal entries and recording some off-the-cuff speaking, but I'm not going to commit to that. I'm hoping I'll spontaneously have an urge to start doing that at some point. I've been having a hard time doing anything with Italian other than watching TV, so I'm hoping this gives me a little motivation.

Question #1: How does this works with joining late? Do I need to try to cram 50 hours/50,000 words into ~10 months, or is my finish line extended? As of now, I'm planning to do the first option (50hrs/50,000 words in ~10 months)

Question #2: For the 50,000 words, are words like definite/indefinite articles counted?

Question #3: Does it count if I record myself reading the same thing multiple times? For example, I recorded myself reading an article today. Could I record myself reading the same article tomorrow or next month and count it again?
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Re: Output Challenge 2019 Registration & Discussion Thread

Postby rdearman » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:46 pm

StringerBell wrote:Question #1: How does this works with joining late? Do I need to try to cram 50 hours/50,000 words into ~10 months, or is my finish line extended? (or should I aim for an amount that's proportional to the days left in the year?)

Sorry you'll have to cram it all into the remaining time. Just like NanoWriMo you do the numbers, regardless of the time.
StringerBell wrote:Question #2: For the 50,000 words, are words like definite/indefinite articles counted?

All words count regardless of size.

StringerBell wrote:Question #3: Does it count if I record myself reading the same thing multiple times? For example, I recorded myself reading an article today. Could I record myself reading the same article tomorrow or next month and count it again?

You can record yourself recording the same word for 50 hours. It counts.
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Re: Output Challenge 2019 Registration & Discussion Thread

Postby StringerBell » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:55 pm

I decided to do a double Output Challenge for Italian and Polish. I've been trying to read out loud and do more writing/scriptorium in Polish more anyway, so I might as well make it official. I amended my original post above to reflect this change.
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Re: Output Challenge 2019 Registration & Discussion Thread

Postby rdearman » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:50 pm

StringerBell wrote:I decided to do a double Output Challenge for Italian and Polish. I've been trying to read out loud and do more writing/scriptorium in Polish more anyway, so I might as well make it official. I amended my original post above to reflect this change.

FYI you can count anything you've done since the 1st of January.
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Re: Output Challenge 2019 Registration & Discussion Thread

Postby Ren_Lei123 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:48 pm

CHALLENGE: English=half, Japanese=half; writing only
CURRENT LANGUAGE LEVEL: English=B2(?), Japanese=N1(but there is no output exam in JLPT)
WILLING TO CORRECT LANGUAGE: if time permits.
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LNT 3 : 22 / 135
En: Wrote : 873 / 25000 Read : 0 / 50
Watched : 7 / 50
Ja: Wrote : 655 / 25000 Read : 5 / 50
Watched : 17 / 50


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