6WC 6 Week Challenge - 2021

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6WC 6 Week Challenge - 2021

Postby smallwhite » Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:20 pm

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

Challenge XXXX - 2021 Feb

Starts: Monday, 1st Feb 2021 00h00m01s your time
Ends: Sunday, 14th Mar 2021 23h59m59s your time


Challenge XXXXI - 2021 May

Starts: Saturday, 1st May 2021 00h00m01s your time
Ends: Friday, 11th Jun 2021 23h59m59s your time


Challenge XXXXII - 2021 Aug

Starts: Sunday, 1st Aug 2021 00h00m01s your time
Ends: Saturday, 11th Sep 2021 23h59m59s your time


Challenge XXXXIII - 2021 Nov

Starts: Monday, 1st Nov 2021 00h00m01s your time
Ends: Sunday, 12th Dec 2021 23h59m59s your time


6 Week Challenge Winners (2011-2021) - 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@Junesun is no longer valid and Sprachprofi, creator of the 6WC bot, is now @GermanPolyglot instead.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: November 2020

Link to original Challenge: Learning a language for 6 weeks

What language are you signing up with? What do you want to achieve in this Challenge? Share with us!
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- 2021

Postby CarlyD » Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:41 pm

I've signed up for German, and will for the whole year--but I'm sure that this will be my last year as I'll finally be too advanced by next year.

(Said for the last 3 years.)
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- 2021

Postby Mista » Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:03 am

I've signed up for Arabic this time. Hoping to finish my coursebook - Mastering Arabic 1 - by the end of this challenge
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- 2021

Postby lingua » Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:11 am

I signed up for Portuguese. My only goal is to keep Portuguese at a higher percentage of time spent than any of my other languages by the end of six weeks.
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Super Challenge 2020-21:
film: 7080 / 9000 books: 5430 / 5000 IT
film: 5835 / 9000 books: 177 / 5000 DE
film: 7131 / 9000 books: 979 / 5000 FR, PT, PMS, SCN

Output Challenge 2021:
IT: wrote: 228 / 50000 recorded: 472 / 3000 - DE: wrote: 500 / 50000 recorded: 67 / 3000
PT: wrote: 2601 / 50000 recorded: 0 / 3000 - FR: wrote: 302 / 50000 recorded: 0 / 3000

PT: Read 100 books: 5 / 100

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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- 2021

Postby Elsa Maria » Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:43 am

I signed up for Portuguese.

I decided on my tags in advance this time, and that right there makes me think this 6WC will be a success. I always regret having haphazard tags!
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- 2021

Postby JohannaNYC » Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:56 pm

I just joined the 6WC and was wondering if the bot accepts back dating so I can tweet everything I did the last 8 days. If so, what format should the date be in?
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- 2021

Postby smallwhite » Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:44 am

JohannaNYC wrote:I just joined the 6WC and was wondering if the bot accepts back dating so I can tweet everything I did the last 8 days. If so, what format should the date be in?

You only have 2 choices: the current day, or “yesterday” as described in the OP.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - 2021

Postby smallwhite » Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:59 pm

2 weeks left!
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - 2021

Postby ivany78 » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:41 am

Dear all,

I would like to participate in the May challenge.
Could anyone help me understand how this works?

Thank you so much.

Cheers,
Ivan
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - 2021

Postby Mista » Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:50 am

ivany78 wrote:Dear all,

I would like to participate in the May challenge.
Could anyone help me understand how this works?

Thank you so much.

Cheers,
Ivan

The essential information:
- Go to your twitter-account (or make one) and send the tweet @6wcbot #register #english (or whatever language you want to focus on). Your twitter name will then show up at this site: https://6wc.learnlangs.com/. You can start registration around one week before the challenge starts.
- Once the challenge starts, you can tweet @6wcbot #english 30 minutes, and those 30 minutes will be registered as your target score. If you later tweet 60 additional minutes, your score will be 90.
- if you also do other languages, you can tweet @6wcbot #french 30 minutes and @6wc #japanese 30 minutes, and these will add up in your total score together with your target score, in this instance 150.
- You can also make your own tags, for example #listening or #coursebook, if you want to keep track of your different activities. They will be visible to others if they go looking for it, but they are mostly just for you and you decide how to use them (or not). If you go to the site and click on different users, you can see how people do this and get some ideas.
- Finally, due to Twitter's anti-spam measures, it's a good idea, especially if you send many tweets a day, to write some extra stuff in them and vary your wording a bit, because Twitter may stop your tweets if they look too much alike
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