The Super Challenge rules and registration 2016-2017

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Re: The Super Challenge rules and registration 2016-2017

Postby zhuzilu » Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:17 pm

hhiusa wrote:So I have create a Twitter account? What is meant by current level?



That would be your current level in the language(s) that you'll do the challenge.
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Re: The Super Challenge rules and registration 2016-2017

Postby rdearman » Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:47 pm

hhiusa wrote:
galaxyrocker wrote:
hhiusa wrote:I have thread a few of threads here and I still don't quite understand what is going on. We are trying to read as many books as possible? How do you register?


It's a challenge where you try to read 100 books (defined as being 50 pages) and watch 100 films (defined as being 90 minutes) within about a year and a half span. You can also do a half challenge where you only do half that, or a double challenge where you do it with two languages. to sign up you have to post here using the form in the first post, as well as register with the bot in Twitter; the Twitter bot is used to keep updates on what you've done.


So I have create a Twitter account? What is meant by current level?

You don't have to have a twitter account, you can track your own progress and report it here in this thread. However the twitter bot will make tracking easier and so people prefer it. You can read the instructions on the bot itself. http://sc2016-17.language-learners.org/

Actually a 1/2 challenge is 50 books & 50 films
a full challenge is 100 books & 100 films
a double challenge is 200 books and 200 films.

You can register for as many languages as you like (except your native language) and for either 1/2, full, or double in each language.
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Re: The Super Challenge rules and registration 2016-2017

Postby hhiusa » Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:31 pm

rdearman wrote:
hhiusa wrote:
galaxyrocker wrote:
hhiusa wrote:I have thread a few of threads here and I still don't quite understand what is going on. We are trying to read as many books as possible? How do you register?


It's a challenge where you try to read 100 books (defined as being 50 pages) and watch 100 films (defined as being 90 minutes) within about a year and a half span. You can also do a half challenge where you only do half that, or a double challenge where you do it with two languages. to sign up you have to post here using the form in the first post, as well as register with the bot in Twitter; the Twitter bot is used to keep updates on what you've done.


So I have create a Twitter account? What is meant by current level?

You don't have to have a twitter account, you can track your own progress and report it here in this thread. However the twitter bot will make tracking easier and so people prefer it. You can read the instructions on the bot itself. http://sc2016-17.language-learners.org/

Actually a 1/2 challenge is 50 books & 50 films
a full challenge is 100 books & 100 films
a double challenge is 200 books and 200 films.

You can register for as many languages as you like (except your native language) and for either 1/2, full, or double in each language.


Thank you for the more detailed explanation.
The instructions in the link say that I have to create an account. I am not sure I want to create yet another social media account.
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Re: The Super Challenge rules and registration 2016-2017

Postby Serpent » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:59 pm

Some people use twitter just for the bots (there are other challenges too, like the 6 week challenge and tadoku). See this thread.
When the bot has followed you, you can switch your account to private.

@rdearman it's allowed to register with your native language, though this was supposed to be reserved to those who genuinely feel their L1 is deteriorating, especially if they live abroad :roll: It was meant to be mostly about reading texts that natives universally consider difficult (unless it's your secondary native language, one you didn't get educated in).
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Re: The Super Challenge rules and registration 2016-2017

Postby rdearman » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:54 pm

Serpent wrote:Some people use twitter just for the bots (there are other challenges too, like the 6 week challenge and tadoku). See this thread.
When the bot has followed you, you can switch your account to private.

@rdearman it's allowed to register with your native language, though this was supposed to be reserved to those who genuinely feel their L1 is deteriorating, especially if they live abroad :roll: It was meant to be mostly about reading texts that natives universally consider difficult (unless it's your secondary native language, one you didn't get educated in).

I stand corrected.
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Re: The Super Challenge rules and registration 2016-2017

Postby rustygecko » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:21 pm

LANGUAGE: Mandarin
CHALLENGE: HALF
CURRENT LEVEL: HSK 4
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Re: The Super Challenge rules and registration 2016-2017

Postby AK47 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:50 am

In!

LANGUAGE: Spanish

CHALLENGE: Full

CURRENT LEVEL: Intermediate (B1/B2)

COMMENTS: Goal is to bring reading and listening levels to C1.



LANGUAGE:Italian

CHALLENGE: Full

CURRENT LEVEL: Beginner (A1)

COMMENTS: Goal will be bringing reading and listening levels to B2.
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Re: The Super Challenge rules and registration 2016-2017

Postby Kuma » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:20 pm

LANGUAGE: Mandarin
CHALLENGE: HALF
CURRENT LEVEL: C1

LANGUAGE: Japanese
CHALLENGE: HALF
CURRENT LEVEL: C1

LANGUAGE: German
CHALLENGE: HALF
CURRENT LEVEL: B1
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Re: The Super Challenge rules and registration 2016-2017

Postby RMM » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:17 am

LANGUAGE: German
CHALLENGE: Half
CURRENT LEVEL: B2 (approaching C1 for reading)

LANGUAGE: Romance Family
CHALLENGE: Full
CURRENT LEVEL: B1 (Italian and Spanish—B2 for reading in Spanish), A1 (French)
COMMENTS: I think the option of doing language families was a nice addition from the last two Super Challenges.

I actually signed up on the Twitter bot around the time that the challenge began, but then got distracted and largely forgot about it. I never got around to registering officially here (or even moving from HTLAL and signing up on this forum before today), but with the New Year I figured it was time to get rolling on this challenge. With a year left, I’m sure I can still get a lot done and am looking forward to (hopefully) taking it seriously and making progress.
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Re: The Super Challenge rules and registration 2016-2017

Postby Meera » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:28 pm

Hello everyone, I am new here and not sure if I'm doing this right. Please let me know if I make a mistake. :D

Language: Japanese
Challenge : 100 movies (I'm a beginner and not sure if I can do the reading part. I will try.)
Current Level: Beginner ( I can only read kana)


Language: Hindi
Challenge: Full
Current Level: Advanced

Language: Arabic
Challenge: half
current level: Intermediate
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