Super Challenge registration thread (18/19)

Ongoing language-learning challenges, and team challenge logs (but not individual logs)
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Re: Super Challenge registration thread

Postby MariaTheresa » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:46 am

Language: French
Challenge: full for now
Current level: "false" beginner
Comments: I have followed threads both on this forum and also HTLAL for quite some time; and have been inspired and encouraged (esp. by Solfrid Cristin's example and posts) to undertake this challenge myself this time around. Thank-you everybody, your wonderful posts do make a difference.
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Re: Registration

Postby Ribsy23 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:26 pm

Language: Spanish
Challenge: (full, half, double) full
Current level:A2
Comments, links: Twitter @afrokrishna
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Joined: Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:00 pm
Location: Germany
Languages: German (N); learning actively: Japanese (beginner); learning passively: English (probably C1/2), French (false beginner); on halt: Spanish (beginner)
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Re: Registration

Postby Komma » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:05 pm

Language: French
Challenge: full
Current level: report says A2/B1, probably more towards A2
Comments, links: This year I focus on only one language. Focus is the key to success!
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: 38 / 113 Assimil French - passive
: 5 / 40 Language Transfer
: 20 / 81 Le petit Prince
: 0 / 52 Grammaire progressive - intermédiaire
: 0 / 28 Vocabulaire progressf - débutant

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Posts: 55
Joined: Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:53 am
Location: Germany
Languages: Speaks: German (N), English (C2)
Studying: French (C1), Mandarin (A1)
Atrophying: Italian (B1-2), Japanese (B1), Czech (B1)
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Re: Super Challenge registration thread

Postby I_likes_languages » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:20 am

Language: French
Challenge: Double
Current level: high B2
Comments, links: I've never tried a double challenge before, but at my current speed it seems feasible :) I'd like to reach C1 within 2018 and solidify what I already know.

Update 13.09.2018
Language: Italian
Challenge: Half
Current level: Atrophied to B2?

Language: Japanese
Challenge: Half
Current level: No idea. I passed the old JLPT 2kyu back in 2006, but that feels like a lifetime ago.

Comments, links: I want to work on reviving my Italian and Japanese throughout 2019. I may be a little too optimistic, but it is supposed to pose a challenge after all. I'm already 1/3 through the double challenge French so.. maybe? At 10 min and 6 pages/day it's still possible, and officially signing up for the challenge will hopefully keep me on track.

For Italian, I have a very specific goal: to read "I promessi sposi", but probably using an annotated version.

Update 29.12.2018
I would like to withdraw from the half challenge for Japanese that I signed up for. Three different languages are too much for me to handle right now.
I'm keeping track of my progress here (google doc) and in my log.
Last edited by I_likes_languages on Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:12 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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~ Mühsam nährt sich das Eichhhörnchen ~
French: Half SC 20/21 Movies: 0 / 50 Books: 0 / 50
Spanish: Full SC 20/21 Movies: 0 / 100 Books: 0 / 100

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Languages: English (N), French (A2)
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Re: Registration

Postby bretagne » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:27 pm

Language: French
Challenge: Full
Current level: A2
Comments, links: log and @BretagneFrench is the twitter account I've created for this purpose. What a great idea this challenge is!
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1: 666 / 10000 Clozemaster 10,000 French Fluency Fast Track Cards
2: 11 / 100 Assimil New French with Ease (100 lessons)

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Languages: English (N), French (B1)
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Re: Super Challenge registration thread

Postby eebeejay » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:54 am

I hope it's not too late to join in with this!

Language: French
Challenge: full
Current level: B1
Comments, links: My Log
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French: 26 / 156
Super Challenge:
Books: 0 / 100
Movies: 0 / 100

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Posts: 59
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Languages: English (N), Spanish(B1-B2), German and French (I suck)
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Re: Super Challenge registration thread

Postby picklelanguage » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:14 pm

Language: German
Challenge: Half.
Current level: A1 - A bit of practice here and there and grew up with my mom scolding me in German, but effectively I'm probable mid-high A1.
Comments: Already enrolled in the Full Spanish challenge. Adding this on as well as I am enrolled in a German I class. First, I want to pass this class with an A+ as this is my final semester and that would be good for my GPA. Second, I want to get myself to a solid A2 level, and I think the combination of the class with this challenge would put me there. Once I get myself to C2 in Spanish, I want to tackle either German or Japanese, so it would be nice to give myself a solid foundation.
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Spanish - Half Challenge
: 0 / 50 Books 0/50
: 0 / 50 Films 0/50
German - Half Challenge
: 0 / 50 Books 0.0/50
: 0 / 50 Films 0.2/50

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Location: Berlin
Languages: English (N), German (B2+), Spanish (A1)
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Re: Registration

Postby patrickwilken » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:23 am

Language: Spanish
Challenge: Full
Current level: A1 is an optimistic assessment.
Comments, links: No idea how well this will work, but I need to start accessing native materials or I will die.

Language: German
Challenge: Double
Current level: Who knows? Highish. B2+? C1?
Comments, links: I have been getting a bit lazy with German. A double challenge is a good way of keeping me on track.
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German Spanish
1500 Movies : 1389 / 1500100 Movies : 4 / 100
50000 Pages : 41089 / 500005000 Pages : 0 / 5000

All goals to be completed by 31.12.19.

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Posts: 49
Joined: Mon May 30, 2016 7:47 pm
Languages: English (native speaker); focusing mostly on Indonesian. Working to maintain German, Spanish, French and Italian; working a little less on Hungarian and Esperanto, more to maintain than to build a bigger foundation, but someday....
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Re: Super Challenge registration thread

Postby daveprine » Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:16 pm

I hereby register for the Super Challenge 2018/2019 committing to the following:

German (Full Challenge) (currently A2-B1) (it was my major in college but I've lost a lot)
Spanish (Full Challenge) (currently A1-A2) (I studied it in high school for 4 years and came out not being able to say much of anything)

More details and updates and quixotic aspirations can be found at my language log: ... =15&t=8921
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Indonesian vocabulary 2500 words: 510 / 2500
Polish vocabulary 1st goal 500 words: 90 / 500
Pimsleur Polish 30 lessons: 6 / 30
Excluding other resources since it’s hard to quantify progress
Last update 2020-10-09

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Re: Registration

Postby Socolata » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:02 am

Language: English
Challenge: full
Current level: intermediate
Comments, links: Films or books, there are plenty of resources in English, so it's the choice which may be difficult!
Books: I've created an account on Goodreads for this challenge. I like reading, even in English, and I'm confident that I can achieve this goal.
Films: I think I'll mainly watch series and documentaries. I've never watched Twin Peaks, Downtow Abbey or Mad Men, it's an opportunity.
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English Super Challenge
100 books : 0 / 100
100 films : 2 / 100

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