2024/25 Super Challenge Registration Thread

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Re: 2024/25 Super Challenge Registration Thread

Postby NantokaHito » Sat May 04, 2024 2:42 am

Tentatively going in for two languages.

Language: French
Challenge: full
Current level: intermediate
Comments: I generally test into B2 online, although I don't have active skills anywhere near that level. I can watch many things comfortably, and read a lot of things too. This year I've already read about 1500 pages in French and it's been a been a huge boost to my level. I watch a lot of content in French too, so it'll be nice to have some incentive to track it.

Language: Japanese
Challenge: full
Current level: upper-beginner
Comments: just starting to consume Japanese content more comfortably. I've been tackling my first book, but not much listening to be honest. I've been very discouraged by Japanese lately, so I'm hoping this challenge will give me the boost I've been looking for.
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Re: 2024/25 Super Challenge Registration Thread

Postby eebeejay » Sat May 04, 2024 4:07 am

This is as good a reason as any to jump back into studying French again (again).

Language: French
Challenge: full
Current level: A2-ish
Comments, links: I'm going to actually finish it this time! My goal is to get myself to a point where I'm not reading kids books anymore.
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French Super Challenge:
Books: 263 / 5000
Movies: 1378 / 9000

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Re: 2024/25 Super Challenge Registration Thread

Postby Geduld » Sat May 04, 2024 11:02 am

Language: German
Challenge: double
Current level: B1 (though my passive skills are probably better)
Comments, links: I'm currently concentrating on my active skills as they are lacking, but there will be a point where I'll have more time for passive activities and I'm hoping this challenge will help me get my passive skills to B2/C1
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Re: 2024/25 Super Challenge Registration Thread

Postby Lianne » Sat May 04, 2024 4:53 pm

I just realised it's May and time for another Super Challenge!! Battled with remembering my password to get back on here for this! :lol:

Language: French
Challenge: Full
Current Level: I can read a straightforward novel pretty well. My listening comprehension sucks.
Comments: I've never completed this but I'll never stop trying!

Language: Italian
Challenge: Half
Current Level: Total beginner (with a reading advantage from French).
Comments: I haven't been working on Italian at all lately, but I'll sign up for a half in case I get back into it.
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: 0 / 100 French SC (Books)
: 1 / 100 French SC (Films)
: 0 / 50 Italian Half SC (Books)
: 0 / 50 Italian Half SC (Films)

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Re: 2024/25 Super Challenge Registration Thread

Postby Teango » Mon May 06, 2024 12:18 am

If this is ok with other participants and doesn't bend the rules too much...

  • Complete Beginner: Italian, Zulu
  • False Beginner: Irish, Tagalog, Turkish
  • Basic: Hawaiian, Japanese, Spanish
  • Intermediate: French, Jamaican Patois, Russian
  • Advanced: German
Challenge: Full (all together, as one big L2 supergroup).

Comments: Here's a short explanation, taken from the "Super Challenge: questions and discussion" thread...
Teango wrote:I'd really like to join you guys for the Super Challenge this year. And after months of fighting colds and relative inactivity on the forum, it's just what the doctor ordered! 8-)

However, I'm also set to embark on a bit of a language odyssey and grand experimentation over the next 20 months, which will most likely entail a lot of languages. With limited time and energy on my hands, I certainly won't be able to complete a challenge (or even half challenge) for each and every single one, and am far from certain which of the languages I've selected will dominate more than others at this point.

Having noticed in the rules that you can set up Super Challenges for whole "language families", I was wondering if I could register with all of the languages I intend to study en masse, and watch the equivalent of 100 films and read the equivalent of 100 books in total?
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Re: 2024/25 Super Challenge Registration Thread

Postby clay » Wed May 08, 2024 2:12 am

Language: German
Challenge: Full
Current level: Intermediate
Comments: Brand new log to track: https://forum.language-learners.org/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=20278 I've been tempted to go for a double since there are way more than 5,000 pages of German I'd like to read over the next 20 months, but I want to keep it modest and make sure I actually hit the more reasonable goal since this is my first super challenge.
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Re: 2024/25 Super Challenge Registration Thread

Postby Maimai » Mon May 13, 2024 3:14 pm

Probably doing too much languages, but I mainly going to focus on Chinese.

Language group: asian languages, Chinese and Korean (maybe a little bit of japanese)
Challenge: half
Current level: Chinese A1, Korean A1/A2, (japanese A1~2)
Comments: I hope books such as assimil, colloqial chinese and defrancis also count as reading...

Language: French
Challenge: half
Current level: bad
Comments: I've had 4 years French at school, yet my level is bad... really bad. I want to start from the beginning again using more comprehensive input (such as french in action/assimil) instead of just memorising words and grammar.

Language: German and Danish
Challenge: half
Current level: B1 German, Danish A2
Comments: Just for fun. I have some children books laying around that I want to read.
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Re: 2024/25 Super Challenge Registration Thread

Postby kayakrotor » Mon May 20, 2024 5:52 pm

Language: KOREAN
Challenge: HALF
Current level: BEGINNER
Comments, links:
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Re: 2024/25 Super Challenge Registration Thread

Postby Для_ישוע » Tue May 21, 2024 10:58 am

Language: SPANISH
Challenge: FULL
Current level: ~A2
Comments, links: comparatively easy to find mats.

Challenge: HALF
Current level: ~A2-B1
Comments, links: I am choosing half because I've been having difficulties finding material.
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Re: 2024/25 Super Challenge Registration Thread

Postby YoruTheLearner » Wed May 22, 2024 6:18 pm

Language: Japanese
Challenge: Double
Current level: Near 0 (I spent a couple months on it some years back but pretty much the only thing I've retained is half the hiragana chart)
Comments, links: I'll mainly read easy articles and watch beginner videos, at least for the first half of the challenge. I don't have the money for books or a library with a Japanese section, so after that I'll just read web novels or something (this won't end poorly).

I know in my introduction I said I'd do Japanese years in the future but I keep thinking about Japanese so I wanted to try a Japanese challenge. Go big or go home. I will either fail spectacularly or reach heights most people are afraid to even dream of. Probably the former.
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