6WC 6 Week Challenge - Feb 2018

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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Feb 2018

Postby Jaleel10 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:10 pm

A bit disappointed I couldn't reach the top 3 haha. But this was very fun for my first time and it's definitely helped me build good habits. I'll miss the competition because it was a huge motivator but I think I've learned enough to keep me going until the next one :lol:
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Feb 2018

Postby smallwhite » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:04 am

Another 6WC behind us!

This time we had 41 sign-ups, 9 of which didn't end up reporting any minutes. So we have 32 busy bees and 9 lazy bones 8-) At this moment, the winners in the Target Language category are:

1. marianilsen11 with Russian (who is this?)
2. veskrnap with Italian (who is this?)
3. JvS_ESP with Spanish who is Jaleel10

Congratulations!

I came first in the Total Score category, with 10010 minutes / 166h50m. Yay me 8-) That averages 3h58m per day, or if you take away the very confusing discounted background listening time, 3h38m study hours per day.

I had signed up with Greek, which I thought I was going to finish off and then drop, only to discover Turkish a few days later and fell in love. So from Feb 4th onwards I was mainly (63%) studying Turkish. I was also reading a novel in Spanish until Feb 13th and learning its vocabulary.

Turkish is wonderful :P Its Latin script is a breeze to read (after Greek :evil:) and it is grammar-rich (I love grammar). There're fewer resources but still enough grammar books and websites to keep me happy :P Got 24/25 in transparent's test on Day 29, and B1 in languagecoursesuk's grammar test on Day 30 (Hour 102).

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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Feb 2018

Postby petr » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:09 am

Congratulations to the winners!

I came 2nd in the Target Language category with Italian. I did 73h26m, it is only 1h45m per day. My target was a bit higher, I aimed for 4-5 hours per day, however I got bored with Italian during the challenge and did something else.

I am looking forward to the next 6WC... this time I will work on more languages.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Feb 2018

Postby smallwhite » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:00 pm

Smallwhite increases her Turkish input

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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Feb 2018

Postby Mista » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:25 pm

smallwhite wrote:1. marianilsen11 with Russian (who is this?)


That's me :D

(I could have sworn reineke held that spot when I logged out last night...)

I honestly never thought I could get that first spot, especially not in the target language, since I never make it through a 6WC without dropping by at least six different languages. But this time, although I did do that this time as well, I became more and more focused on my target language as the challenge went on, and ended up with almost 50 % Russian. Which means I really need to get back to doing some more French now...

And the first spot on the total? I gave it up at around 6 PM last night, when I realized that working countinuously until midnight would leave me about 30 minutes behind :roll: Congratulations to you as well, smallwhite!
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Feb 2018

Postby smallwhite » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:05 pm

smallwhite wrote:Challenge XXVIII - Feb 2018

Learning a language for 6 weeks
06 April, 2007

I realised that "XXVIII" is incorrect. There are 28 scoreboards on the 6wc website, but there were actually a number of challenges before that. The HTLAL thread above is how it all started, I think, so there should be around 40 challenges to date.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Feb 2018

Postby Adrianslont » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:34 am

smallwhite wrote:Smallwhite increases her Turkish input

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Boom Boom!

But that stuff is the equivalent of watching a dubbed series. Don’t you have any Turkish bakeries or kebab shops selling delicious native content?
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Feb 2018

Postby smallwhite » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:53 am

Adrianslont wrote:But that stuff is the equivalent of watching a dubbed series. Don’t you have any Turkish bakeries or kebab shops selling delicious native content?

Oh no! I've been doing it all wrong! I have this Greek input as well, which is also dubbed:

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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Feb 2018

Postby Adrianslont » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:07 am

smallwhite wrote:
Adrianslont wrote:But that stuff is the equivalent of watching a dubbed series. Don’t you have any Turkish bakeries or kebab shops selling delicious native content?

Oh no! I've been doing it all wrong! I have this Greek input as well, which is also dubbed:

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Today’s photos and recent mentions of cup mie are making me worry about your diet, smallwhite. Or is that the secret to your language learning success - high (dubbed) carb diet!
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Feb 2018

Postby smallwhite » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:38 am

Adrianslont wrote:Today’s photos and recent mentions of cup mie are making me worry about your diet, smallwhite. Or is that the secret to your language learning success - high (dubbed) carb diet!

:lol: I don't actually eat cup mie, and the baklava is my first ever - gotta experience a word through all 5 senses, they say!
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