6WC 6 Week Challenge- Nov 2020

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6WC 6 Week Challenge- Nov 2020

Postby smallwhite » Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:16 pm

Challenge XXXIX - Nov 2020

Starts: Sunday, 1st Nov 2020 00h00m01s your time
Ends: Saturday, 12th Dec 2020 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@Junesun is no longer valid and Sprachprofi, creator of the 6WC bot, is now @GermanPolyglot instead.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: August 2020

Link to original Challenge: Learning a language for 6 weeks

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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- Nov 2020

Postby smallwhite » Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:25 pm

alaart wrote:
Only one language can be your target and your level must be below intermediate, because the idea of the 6 Week Challenge is to make giant progress in one language. However, the bot can register the maintenance work you do on other languages as well.


Do you guys think I can register with Chinese (probably around B1 level)? Otherwise I will register with another language, and just count Chinese for the overall hours. The comparison with Chinese HSK levels into the CEFR is actually disputed, I will be doing HSK3 preparation, and also take the exam in those 6 weeks:

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In 2010, Hanban asserted that the HSK's six levels corresponded to the six levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)[11][25] However, the German[26]:1,3,5 and French[27] associations of Chinese language teachers reject this equivalency, arguing that HSK Level 6 is only equivalent to CEFR Level B2 or C1.


I looked. HSK3 vocabulary includes:
east
winter
animal
welcome
old
rice
forget
library
office
help
menu
:shock: Welcome!
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- Nov 2020

Postby CarlyD » Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:56 pm

I'm in for German. I'm currently hovering around mid to upper A1.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- Nov 2020

Postby Cavesa » Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:07 pm

I'm in, like CarlyD. Trying to succeed this time.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- Nov 2020

Postby Anya » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:14 pm

I am in for Chinese.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- Nov 2020

Postby alaart » Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:03 am

smallwhite wrote:
I looked. HSK3 vocabulary includes:
east
winter
animal
welcome
old
rice
forget
library
office
help
menu
:shock: Welcome!


ok I registered Chinese :lol: - my level may be higher, the big challenge here for me here is learning simplified Chinese, because I have always used the traditional characters. Anyway, it will be a busy month, lets go everybody!
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- Nov 2020

Postby PeterMollenburg » Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:41 pm

I'm in!

- Norwegian!
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- Nov 2020

Postby lingua » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:40 pm

German
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IT film: 2282 / 18000 read: 3596 / 10000
DE film: 3702 / 9000 read: 0 / 5000
Romance Family film: 3477 / 9000 read: 0 / 5000 (FR, PT, PMS, SCN)

Output Challenge:
IT wrote: 2024 / 100000 recorded: 199 / 6000
DE wrote: 1678 / 50000 recorded: 21 / 3000
PT wrote: 1909 / 50000 recorded: 13 / 3000
FR wrote: 485 / 50000 recorded: 0 / 3000

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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- Nov 2020

Postby tangleweeds » Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:26 pm

PeterMollenburg wrote:Norwegian!

Me too! I haven't done one of these in years, and need to get over the intial hump in Norwegian.

Do I still call myself team HTLAL or do we have an LLorg tag of some sort by now?
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- Nov 2020

Postby Xenops » Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:03 pm

tangleweeds wrote:
PeterMollenburg wrote:Norwegian!

Me too! I haven't done one of these in years, and need to get over the intial hump in Norwegian.

Do I still call myself team HTLAL or do we have an LLorg tag of some sort by now?


I use HTLAL because I (once) used that site, but to my knowledge, no Llorg tag exists. :(
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