6WC 6 Week Challenge- Feb 2019

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6WC 6 Week Challenge- Feb 2019

Postby smallwhite » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:18 am

Challenge XXXII - Feb 2019

Starts: Friday, 1st Feb 2019 00h00m01s your time
Ends: Thursday, 14th Mar 2019 23h59m59s your time

Sprachprofi wrote:The 6 Week Challenge is a challenge to upgrade your language skills in one language from beginner to something more worthwhile, and to see if you can find more time to study languages when competing with other participants in a global highscore. 6 Week Challenges start on February 1st, May 1st, August 1st and November 1st every year, so there is a rough 6 weeks on / 6 weeks off pattern. Note that you can only do the 6 Week Challenge with a language that you're a beginner at or lower-intermediate at most. This allows for a more just comparison between participants.

More about the Challenge here

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6 Week Challenge Winners (2011-2019) - List of past winners and runners-up kindly created by Teango.

Sprachprofi wrote:The bot only knows ISO-639-1 languages.

ISO 639-1 codes here

The three tags #ie #multilingual #linguistics which are all grouped together as "Multilingual" on the scoreboard can be used if you don't want to differentiate between several languages.

Also available are: Nahuatl, #Ancient_Greek, #ASL, #Cantonese. I don't know what the tag is for Nahuatl.

Putting the word "yesterday" into a tweet, with or without hashtag, adds the score in that tweet to the previous day rather than the current day.

The bot is on Central European Time, UTC+01:00, GMT+01:00.

Sprachprofi wrote:Contact @Junesun or e-mail yutian DOT mei AT gmail DOT com if you have any questions or encounter any issues.

@Junesun is no longer valid and Sprachprofi, creator of the 6WC bot, is now @GermanPolyglot instead.

Link to last Challenge, Nov 2018

Link to original Challenge, Learning a language for 6 weeks

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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- Feb 2019

Postby Mista » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:30 pm

I'm (finally!) doing Arabic. My main resource will be this mooc:

https://www.fun-mooc.fr/courses/course- ... on03/about

I started on it before, and was very satisfied with it, but didn't manage to finish because I was too busy with other things. They also have courses in Czech and Chinese starting on the 4th of February, if anyone is interested. The Arabic course starts on the 7th. While I wait, I will probably do some writing practice, maybe also some Mondly or Busuu.

My goal is to learn words and grammar enough to construct a complete sentence, and to be able to write it down and then read it afterwards without any aid.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- Feb 2019

Postby CarlyD » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:25 pm

I'll be doing German, but have really no plans yet on exact goals. Hopefully I'll get them worked out by Friday.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- Feb 2019

Postby Brun Ugle » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:29 pm

I've signed up for Japanese. I plan to use the anki core 6000 deck, RTK, glossika, and intensive watching of anime (ie looking up all the words). I'll also continue working on German and Spanish. I think I'll try to focus on getting somewhere in the Output Challenge during February, but I'll be doing other things as well.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- Feb 2019

Postby Xenops » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:18 pm

Japanese!!! :D I will mainly use Japanese101 and Japanese pod and other audio resources. I also want to learn all of the kanji required by the JLPT level 5 (about 108), and their readings.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- Feb 2019

Postby Lianne » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:50 pm

I just signed up for French! With any luck, before too long my French level will be too high for this challenge. :)

I'll probably just be continuing with what I've been doing, ie. watching TV, Learning with Texts, reviewing Duolingo, and intensive reading. Possible additions to that include extensive reading, listening to an audiobook, L-R, and maybe a grammar book.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- Feb 2019

Postby Ser » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:08 pm

Last November I gave up on reporting hours after I noticed I was studying more Mandarin than Greek anyway. So this time I signed up for Mandarin instead (I am @ser_be_etre_shi).

I like to use various resources at the same time, and I have a whole bunch at my disposal, but I just wanted to mention Coursera has various MOOCs for Chinese that you can take for free, e.g. the one I'll be taking and already signed up for, Chinese for HSK 4 https://www.coursera.org/learn/hsk-4
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- Feb 2019

Postby Denzagathist » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:44 pm

I signed up for Arabic this time. I'm visiting Morocco at the end of the challenge, so it will be a nice chance to use some of what I've learned....except that nobody actually speaks MSA and Moroccan Arabic is notoriously hard to understand. :lol:

I'll also be working on my other languages to varying degrees of intensity. I already keep track of all my study time and activities elsewhere, so I may only tweet in weekly totals for each language.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- Feb 2019

Postby reineke » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:08 pm

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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- Feb 2019

Postby Ser » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:41 pm

reineke wrote:Can members sign up with B2 - C-level Dialang/Leipzig scores or was the whole 2018 discussion only a fox hunt?

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