6WC 6 Week Challenge- Feb 2019

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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- Feb 2019

Postby Ser » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:45 pm

More seriously, I don't have any problem with you joining. The only problem I see is that you take away any hope of getting the first place, in as much as vying for first place is a valuable game to play.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- Feb 2019

Postby reineke » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:55 pm

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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- Feb 2019

Postby zenmonkey » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:23 pm

I signed up for Hebrew.
I'll be using Anki, Hebrew from Scratch, Assimil Hebrew, iTalki and maybe FSI. (Other language study will continue.)
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- Feb 2019

Postby Elsa Maria » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:14 am

I signed up for Dutch. I have some courses to continue on with, books to read, and cartoons to watch. I'm all set :)
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- Feb 2019

Postby Sarafina » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:40 am

Even though I've failed every single 6 week challenge before, I'll probably still sign up again for Japanese using Japanesepod101, subs2srs and intensive listening of Japanese TV series using Audacity and WorkAudiobook. :D Maybe the third time is a charm.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- Feb 2019

Postby strannik » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:56 am

Mista wrote:I'm (finally!) doing Arabic. My main resource will be this mooc:
https://www.fun-mooc.fr/courses/course- ... on03/about


Thanks for posting that! In fact, I'll see if I can get through all three MOOCs. I'm not starting from scratch with any of the three though so it's not as brave/foolhardy as one might think.

As for this year's first 6WC, right now I don't even know which language to pick. Maybe a randomized pick between several will do the trick...
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- Feb 2019

Postby Serpent » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:31 am

After taking a break for all of 2018 I signed up with Croatian :D
reineke wrote:Can members sign up with B2 - C-level Dialang/Leipzig scores or was the whole 2018 discussion only a fox hunt? What about members who have signed up multiple times with the same languages and raked up many hundreds of hours?
Nothing has changed. However it's very much possible to be B1 and get good scores on dialang. And imo only the active scores should be relevant.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- Feb 2019

Postby Ser » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:43 am

Well, February 1st is definitely here, and the bot is now accepting reports.

Hope everyone enjoys their language learning time! Thus we start!
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Feb 2019

Postby Serpent » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:01 pm

reineke wrote:Can members sign up with B2 - C-level Dialang/Leipzig scores or was the whole 2018 discussion only a fox hunt? What about members who have signed up multiple times with the same languages and raked up many hundreds of hours?
If you want something to change, you have to ask Sprachprofi about it :) As far as I can tell, so far nobody has got around to it.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Feb 2019

Postby reineke » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:52 am

Serpent wrote:
reineke wrote:Can members sign up with B2 - C-level Dialang/Leipzig scores or was the whole 2018 discussion only a fox hunt? What about members who have signed up multiple times with the same languages and raked up many hundreds of hours?
If you want something to change, you have to ask Sprachprofi about it :) As far as I can tell, so far nobody has got around to it.


I wasn't commenting about my own Dialang scores or hours or suggesting any last minute changes. I have seen catfights over hours before my "rise to power" in 2017. I only care about participating and not annoying people (too) much. The snide comments prevented me from participating and enjoying the challenge last year.

Ser wrote:More seriously, I don't have any problem with you joining. The only problem I see is that you take away any hope of getting the first place, in as much as vying for first place is a valuable game to play.


Well ain't that a foofy thing to say! I appreciate the honesty. You are correct. If I were to participate I'd likely plow ahead and hit a high number of hours. The challenge aspect pushes me and allows me to focus on a goal. My 6WC hours have been beneficial. Anyone trying to beat them should also see a real benefit.
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