I am not sure how to quantify time spent in a casual immersion If this does not seem fair to you, please suggest an alternative.
During any given hour, I might be reading signs, ordering coffee, or listening to train announcements. I was thinking of using a formula of 5 to 10 minutes per hour. I was out-and-about in the Netherlands today for 12 straight hours, and I sure do feel like I got at least one solid hour of Dutch done today. Much more than an hour, really, but I just want to somehow capture some of the time.
I will be in an immersion environment for the next three weeks. Some days will have intense immersion, which actually seems easier to quantify than casual immersion.
Three weeks is half the challenge, so it greatly impacts my score for total time spent. It will not impact my TL score of Portuguese, as I am not traveling there. I have thus far found a whopping four
minutes for Portuguese.
edited to add info, clarify
edited again to change “5 minutes” to “5 to 10 minutes.” Based on Day 2 here and more confidence!
Corrections are always welcome.