6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2018

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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2018

Postby zjones » Fri May 18, 2018 4:48 pm

May 11: 132 min
May 12: 100 min
May 13: 170 min
May 14: 249 min
May 15: 125 min
May 16: 134 min
May 17: 95 min
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2018

Postby smallwhite » Tue May 22, 2018 3:04 am

3 weeks have passed already! How is everyone doing?

My motivation has dropped. I try a slightly different approach with every new language, and I don't like the approach I'm now using for Turkish, which is output-early-vocabulary-later. I've already run out of grammar to learn, my favourite part of learning a language, and each day is now just vocabulary, the most mindless part of learning a language. Apparently I can average over 4.5 hours a day when there's grammar to learn and only 2.15 when there isn't. Progress is still good, I learned 40+ new words yesterday, the process I don't actually mind, but the whole vocabulary acquisition thing is just so totally predictable and unchallenging. The thought of doing this for 200 more hours :x

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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2018

Postby lingua » Tue May 22, 2018 4:00 am

I was doing OK until this weekend and then I simply wanted to do other things so I did. The one goal I am meeting is keeping my Latin at least 50% of total studying in spite of all the Italian film I watch.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2018

Postby Axon » Tue May 22, 2018 12:29 pm

I'm doing great!

我真係鍾意呢個比賽。我覺得我啲廣東話已經進步咗。

I wake up with Cantonese in my head and can't wait to get all my daily obligations out of the way so I can study.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2018

Postby CarlyD » Tue May 22, 2018 3:31 pm

I'm doing pretty good, but I'm not sure if I'll meet my 100-hour goal. I'm getting up early to study my textbook--which doesn't seem to work during the cold of the February 1st 6WC--and feel like I'm moving along.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2018

Postby eido » Wed May 23, 2018 5:24 pm

Officially dropping out.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2018

Postby zjones » Fri May 25, 2018 8:35 pm

May 18: 131 min
May 19: 107 min
May 20: 78 min
May 21: 113 min
May 22: 117 min
May 23: 114 min
May 24: 115 min

Total time since May 11: 1,780 minutes

Decreased time is due to vacation, but I hope to increase my time since I am now at home.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2018

Postby smallwhite » Thu May 31, 2018 1:36 am

My motivation is back, and stronger than ever!

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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2018

Postby zjones » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:56 pm

May 25: 175 min
May 26: 120 min
May 27: 125 min
May 28: 120 min
May 29: 200 min
May 30: 85 min
May 31: 145 min

Total since I started: 2,750 minutes.

I could do better. I just picked up an excellent language exchange partner who is helping me speak in French (YAY) so that should take a little more of my time. I'm not counting watching French shows or French video games, since I feel like I don't understand enough of the French to consider it active studying.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2018

Postby Axon » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:42 am

What exactly are you doing for your study time?

Smallwhite, you mentioned that you're just doing vocab or mostly vocab right now. How, specifically, does one study vocabulary in a way that can be sustained over more than three hours a day?

I do 30-40 minutes of Glossika, maybe 10 minutes of vocabulary, and then just watch shows or videos for as much time as I can fit in. Specifically, I'm building a vocab sheet that is also a tone training exercise as it covers all of the two-syllable tone combinations. It took me a long time to find Cantonese content I like on YouTube, but in general I watch Doraemon (no subs), In-Laws and Out-Laws (Standard Written Chinese subs), Bob's Your Uncle (SWC subs), and re-watch my small collection of videos with Written Cantonese subs.
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