6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2018

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6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2018

Postby smallwhite » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:53 am

Challenge XXIX - May 2018

Starts: Tuesday, 1st May 2018 00h00m01s your time
Ends: Monday, 11th Jun 2018 23h59m59s your time


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

The bot is already taking registrations. Join us now!

6 Week Challenge Winners (2011-2017) - 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.

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@Junesun is no longer valid and Sprachprofi, creator of the 6WC bot, is now @GermanPolyglot instead.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, Feb 2018

Link to original Challenge, Learning a language for 6 weeks

What language are you signing up with? What resources are you using? Tell us!
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2018

Postby Jaleel10 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:11 am

Back again !

Will sign up on the weekend.

Spanish, of course.

Will definitely be using: Assimil 2nd wave, Clozemaster, Babbel and finally starting with Italki lessons.
Considering: FSI Basic Spanish, Subs2srs
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2018

Postby Radioclare » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:09 am

I have signed up for Russian again. I definitely need a motivation boost, so really looking forward to the challenge starting :)
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2018

Postby eido » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:50 pm

I think I'm going to sign up with Icelandic for this. I know for sure I won't win since I'll have a lot going on the next month, but I want to at least show I made the effort to commit. I don't think I can sign up with Spanish. I'll sign up when I get home and update the post accordingly. Huzzah!

EDIT: I signed up, but as of this moment I'm not showing up on the page. Let's hope I do. I think I know how to use the bot but I'm not sure.

Also, if you want to see the resources I'll be using, feel free to check my log later tonight. I'll be posting a list of the ones I plan to or am using.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2018

Postby lingua » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:40 am

I signed up to do Latin.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2018

Postby smallwhite » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:09 am

I will continue to study Turkish during this 6WC.

Turkish is really fun and challenging! It's the hardest foreign language I have learnt... or probably the only foreign language I have learnt, as French, German and even Greek now only look like variations of English by comparison! With Turkish, every word is a puzzle and every other is a trap :) There're lots of resources, though, and the languge is still very accessible. And fun!

So far, I've taken various online tests and have gotten B1 in grammar, reading, listening and vocabulary (after 102 to 215 study hours) (days 30 to 69). But I'm not B1 in output yet - I expect this 6WC to get me there!

Main resources I'll be using:
- Routledge Turkish Grammar book
- grammar websites
- Quizlet
- and then just random things from the library and the internet as usual
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2018

Postby CarlyD » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:21 am

I've signed up for German, with a personal goal to hit 100 hours. I'll be using German Step-by-Step, Memrise, maybe Duolingo, and I'll have to decide what else.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2018

Postby BooBoo » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:11 am

Signing up with Russian! :D Completely novice with this language. I'll be using Teach Yourself, Duolingo and Shaum's Outline Russian grammar.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2018

Postby Ketutar » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:19 pm

Oh, oh, oh... but I CAN'T CHOOSE!!! ALL THE LANGUAGES ARE SO INTERESTING AND I WANT TO LEARN THEM!
It's like Pokemon. Gotta catch 'em all!
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2018

Postby smallwhite » Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:06 am

The 6WC starts Tuesday!
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