Super Challenge registration thread 2020

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Super Challenge registration thread 2020

Postby Serpent » Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:00 pm

Welcome to the Super Challenge 2020/2021!!!

The challenge is on between May 1st 2020 and December 31st 2021. It begins and ends at midnight your local time.

As before, the 2020/201921 challenge entails:
- 100 films (90 minutes each)
- 100 books (50 pages each)
- in 20 months

- You can do a half challenge which would entail 50 books, 50 films
- You can sign up with multiple languages (regardless of challenge type). You can also choose to do language families.
- Registering with your native language is not allowed (apart from tracking the items symbolically as "1 page" or "1 minute")
Feel free use a social tracking website or your log. You can also join an external challenge.

To register, you state:
Language:
Challenge: (full, half, double)
Current level:
Comments, links: Any comments you feel like adding as to your reasons for the choice of language, type of challenge or material or your expectations for the outcome. Feel free to post a link to your Twitter account and/or log.
(The Twitter bot is available at https://twitter.com/langchallenge)

Temporary note: the Twitter bot isn't accepting updates yet

The template is repeated in this thread's second post. For simplicity you can just CLICK HERE - remember to remove the {quote} tags!

NB: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS THE THREAD ONLY FOR REGISTRATION, UPDATING YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS AND FOR GIVING ENCOURAGEMENT TO YOUR FELLOW SUPER CHALLENGERS.
For discussions about the rules or the interpretations of them, please go to the Super Challenge discussion thread.

Infographic for the films part (by jeffers). Green represents the original idea, yellow and orange are allowed, red is not allowed.

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Quick reminders:
- If you just have 5 books and 5 films then you read them 20 times. Though my guess is that by the time you have read/seen them 5 times, you WILL get other films or books.
- A film counts even if you see it with subtitles in your native language or vice versa (in your own language but with TL subtitles). If both subtitles and audio is in a non-native language you have to choose which language you want to count. The same goes for the LR method (Listening-Reading).
- If it lasts approximately 45 minutes (a show/series) it counts as half a film. If it lasts more than three hours it counts as two films. The bot counts 90 minutes for a film.
- You can do fiction or any other material – a documentary on whales, or a book about gardening works just as well as a novel.
- With parallel texts, remember not to count your native language. Usually this means counting 50% of the total text, or a bit less if there are explanations in your L1. If the text is in two non-native languages, you can count it as a half for each.
- A manga counts as 5 manga pages = 1 book page.
- Poetry/librettos count as 1/3 of a page
- For a children's book with large letters, pictures and few words on every page you count 5 pages as one page. When in doubt, use your best judgement.
- You can be at any level when the challenge starts.
- The material covered for this challenge can be counted and done in parallel with any other challenge.
- Podcasts and YouTube videos must have a minimum length of 10 minutes to count.
- If you want to join later than May 1st 2020 you are welcome to do so.
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Re: Super Challenge registration thread 2020

Postby Serpent » Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:00 pm

:!:
Language:
Challenge: (full, half, double)
Current level:
Comments, links:
(Any comments you feel like adding as to your reasons for the choice of language, type of challenge or material or your expectations for the outcome. Feel free to post a link to your Twitter account and/or log)
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Re: Super Challenge registration thread 2020

Postby rdearman » Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:11 pm

Language: French, Italian
Challenge: Full in both
Current level: B2 ish
Comments, links:
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Re: Super Challenge registration thread 2020

Postby IronMike » Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:13 pm

w00t!

Language: Russian
Challenge: half
Current level: 2+
Comments, links: Onward to 3!

Language: Esperanto
Challenge: half
Current level: C1
Comments, links: Onward to C1 in productive skills!

Language: BCS or Italian
Challenge: half
Current level: 0+ to 1 (BCS) 1/2 (Italian)
Comments, links: I'll have this figured out by mid-summer and will update this.

Thanks Serpent!
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Re: Super Challenge registration thread 2020

Postby Radioclare » Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:30 pm

Language: Croatian
Challenge: Full
Current level: B2ish
Comments, links: I'm mainly signing up for Croatian in the hope that I don't regress while attempting my first SC in...

Language: Russian
Challenge: Full
Current level: Poor
Comments, links: I'm slightly scared about this :lol:
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Croatian SC books: 29 / 100 Croatian SC films: 38 / 100
Russian SC books: 31 / 100 Russian SC films: 25 / 100

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Re: Super Challenge registration thread 2020

Postby CarlyD » Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:36 pm

Since the Bot hasn't started yet, I'm editing my goals here--hope that is ok.

Language: German
Challenge: half
Current level: A1 pretending to be A2
Comments: I'm hoping to do better than I did last time.

Language: Spanish
Challenge: full
Current level: A2 most of the time, fades a bit
Comments: I'm planning to really push my listening with movies/tv shows.
Last edited by CarlyD on Sun May 03, 2020 6:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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366 Challenge German and Spanish: 274 / 366
Super Challenge German Films: 20 / 4500
Super Challenge German Books: 223 / 2500
Super Challenge Spanish Films: 0 / 9000
Super Challenge Spanish Books: 0 / 5000

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Re: Super Challenge registration thread 2020

Postby Mista » Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:51 pm

Once again, I'm going to register with a whole bunch of languages, and not make the official goal in most of them. I do that in the hope that it will help me maintain languages I'm not working actively on. But I will also have some focus languages, where I will do my best to reach the goal.

I've set myself a goal of reaching at least 5 books OR films in ALL of these langauges by the end of this year.

Focus langauges:
Language: French
Challenge: full
Current level: b2?

Language: German
Challenge: half
Current level: b2?

Language: English
Challenge: full
Current level: high enough that I don't have to worry about it
Comments: I have come to realize that I have hardly read any English at all since I started reading in French, which isn't a good idea in the long term

Language:Danish
Challenge: full
Current level: what you'd expect from a Norwegian native
Comments: new this year, my main goal is to improve my listening skills

Language: Swedish
Challenge: half
Current level: as above

Language: Icelandic
Challenge: half
Current level: beginner, but reading quite well thanks to proximity to Norwegian

Language: Russian
Challenge: half
Current level: A2?
Comments: finally ready to make a serious attempt at this

Non-focus languages
Language: Sami
Challenge: half
Current level: A1
Comments: planning to read a lot, but doubt I can make it to 50

Language: Arabic
Challenge: half
Current level: not yet A1
Comments: won't be reading much anytime soon, but hope to watch a lot of movies

Language: Japanese
Challenge: half
Current level: not yet A1
Comments, links: as above

Language: Turkish
Challenge: half
Current level: not yet a!
Comments, links: as above, though it's harder to find movies

Language: Spanish
Challenge: half
Current level: A1-A2 region
Comments, links: well, I studied it once, and it's romance, so it should be possible

Language: Portuguese
Challenge: half
Current level: no active skills, but this is also a romance language
Comments: I have the resources to get going with a SC, so I really should use them

Language: Latin
Challenge: half
Current level: in theory good enough to read, but I need the practice
Comments: probably won't do much listening, if any

Language: Ancient Greek
Challenge: half
Current level: MA, so in theory very good, but I lack practice with extensive reading here too
Comments: reading only
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Re: Super Challenge registration thread 2020

Postby LunaMoonsilver » Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:00 pm

Why do I feel like I've been preparing for this my whole life when we literally just finished one of these things five months ago?

Language: German
Challenge: full
Current level: B1 apparently but closer to C1 in actuality

Language: Mandarin
Challenge: full
Current level: A2 at a guess

Language: Spanish
Challenge: full
Current level: A2/B1 (closer to A2)

Language: Korean
Challenge: half
Current level: A0

Language: Scottish Gaelic
Challenge: half
Current level: A0

Comments, links: Gonna complete at least ONE part in at least ONE of these languages this time around... Came so close with Mandarin films last year but just gave up somehow. If I get way ahead in German, may switch to a double but I'm starting out as conservatively as is physically possible for me rn. :lol: Yay, let's go! (Will be tracking in my yearly log too!)
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: 2 / 23 Scottish Gaelic TY
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: 0 / 32 NPCR 4-6
: 7 / 40 Spanish LL
: 2 / 15 Korean LL

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Re: Super Challenge registration thread 2020

Postby jeffers » Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:04 pm

Woohoo!

Language: French
Challenge: Full
Current level: a rusty A2/B1
Comments, links: "this time" (tm)

Language: German
Challenge: Half
Current level: perpetual A1
Comments, links: This will be tough, but I have a bunch of readers with audio.

Language: Hindi
Challenge: Half
Current level: rusty A2
Comments, links: I'll be doing well if I get a quarter done.
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Starting the new Super Challenge!

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Re: Super Challenge registration thread 2020

Postby Sahmilat » Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:25 pm

Language: German
Challenge: Full
Current level: B2?
Comments, links: Hoping to break the intermediate plateau. I think that the listening especially will be key for me, and there's a ton of significant German cinema too. I want to read "canonical" German literature, but I think I might be overstretching by trying to do that at this point. I'll do some of it early and reevaluate my needs as I go.

Language: Latin
Challenge: Full
Current level: Relatively advanced
Comments, links: Reading only for obvious reasons. I can read most stuff I've tried to alright, I just need volume and variety. I expect there to be a lot of medieval/renaissance Latin and also Cicero.

Language: Ancient Greek
Challenge: Half
Current level: Low intermediate
Comments, links: Reading only for obvious reasons. This is the one I think I'm the least likely to succeed in, but I would like to get better at Greek, so I'll go ahead and "commit" to this symbolically. My reading will start with the texts I have and then probably move into Loebs if libraries ever reopen.
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