Team Caesar

Ongoing language-learning challenges, and team challenge logs (but not individual logs)
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Team Caesar

Postby Serpent » Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:59 pm

Thought I'd start the team thread here, since several of us have joined this forum already.
The full member list:

Serpent: Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Catalan, Galician
YnEoS (RyanSmallwood): French, Romanian, strong interest in other Romance languages
TimmyTurner93: Portuguese
garyb: French, Italian
sillygoose1: Italian, Portuguese
tristano: French, Spanish
Kerrie: Spanish, Portuguese, maybe French and Italian
Anya: French, Portuguese, Italian, strong interest in other Romance languages
Ccaesar: Italian
suzukaze: Spanish, French, strong interest in Portuguese
jesm86: Portuguese
kanewai: French, Italian, Spanish
Meddysong: French, Esperanto, Italian, Catalan, Spanish
nikolic993: Italian, Romanian
dandt: Italian
tastyonions: French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spoonary: Spanish, Italian
Sooniye: Spanish, French, Italian
arthaey: Spanish

The ones in italic are members here :)
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Re: Team Caesar

Postby Serpent » Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:03 pm

Resources post
(mostly multilingual; available in all of Spanish, French, Italian and [Brazilian] Portuguese unless stated otherwise)

HTLAL wikia (general language learning advice)
collections of collections of... collections of resources compiled by Volte
Lyricstraining.com
Funny/interesting twitter accounts. Quite many in Spanish and especially Portuguese.
BBC Languages
GLOSS - free lessons in Portuguese, Spanish, French and a lot of non-Romance languages
Coursera - MOOC's (massive online courses), on many topics and in many languages. Some courses are in English but offer subtitles in other languages.
Miríada X - MOOC's in Spanish and Portuguese
TED and TEDx - thought-provoking presentations
Book2 - phrases and vocabulary with recordings, available for the Top 4 and also Romanian, Catalan
Five Colleges Language media - useful phrases, authentic videos on everyday situations, cultural information, travel advice (Top 4 and Romanian)
Radio Arlecchino - Italian grammar and culture podcast
uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/ - Spanish phonetics apps, both flash/web and mobile

The black links point to htlal threads. As of now they *can* be accessed.
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Re: Team Caesar

Postby Serpent » Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:16 pm

The summer challenge is to try something new: a technique or even a language.

Another long-term challenge to hear a non-dominant voice, ie find some content by someone who's not male/white/straight/cisgender.
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Re: Team Caesar

Postby Serpent » Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:01 pm

Now Nikolić is here too :)
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Re: Team Caesar

Postby Serpent » Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:40 pm

Also tristano and garyb! We're definitely the most active team here 8-) 8-) 8-)
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Re: Team Caesar

Postby NIKOLIĆ » Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:56 am

Reporting for duty! :)

Serpent, I was thinking about the idea of having a weekly challenge. Maybe we could write 2-3 150-200 word essays/texts per week about a certain topic. This seems like a more tangible goal. What do you say?
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Re: Team Caesar

Postby Serpent » Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:53 pm

Do you mean for the summer or until the rest of the year?
I like the idea but this sounds a bit stressful too. Would you feel comfortable hosting the challenge yourself?
Also, not sure how realistic it is to expect 2-3 entries per week.
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Re: Team Caesar

Postby Tristano » Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:07 pm

Hi guys!
I'm a little bit inactive on the front romance languages :D I'm even using my native language much less than two germanic languages to be totally honest :S And my Spanish needs to be brushed up.
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Re: Team Caesar

Postby NIKOLIĆ » Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:35 am

Serpent wrote:Do you mean for the summer or until the rest of the year?
I like the idea but this sounds a bit stressful too. Would you feel comfortable hosting the challenge yourself?
Also, not sure how realistic it is to expect 2-3 entries per week.


For the summer.

Now that I think about it, you're right. 1 post per week seems like more than enough.
I would feel comfortable with hosting it.

Roman legionaries, what say you? Would anybody like to participate in the challenge?

Tristano wrote:Hi guys!
I'm a little bit inactive on the front romance languages :D I'm even using my native language much less than two germanic languages to be totally honest :S And my Spanish needs to be brushed up.
Hello! :)
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Re: Team Caesar

Postby tastyonions » Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:56 am

I am up for it, though only for French and Spanish, as my Italian is definitely not sufficient for that yet.
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