kanewai wrote:check in time!
If I'm counting right, this week we're at the 20% point of the super challenge. How's everyone doing? Any highs (or lows) to report?
I'm doing a Double Super Challenge, and to make things easier for me to calculate I just figure out how many minutes of movies I need to watch and how many pages I need to read.
I've read 3,040 pages out of 10,000 and have watched 8,115 minutes out of 18,000.
I guess the good news is that if I were doing a regular (non "double") challenge, I'd be pretty close to meeting my goal. But since I opted for the double challenge, I have a long ways to go.
The highs: My listening skills have improved quite a bit and I now feel comfortable watching most TV shows. If a show gives me trouble I know that after a few episodes I'll get used to accent/vocabulary and my comprehension will increase. It's just a matter of rinsing and repeating with multiple TV series. In terms of reading, I've seen big improvements in my reading comprehension. I feel comfortable reading most novels in Spanish. I feel like any of the words I come across nowadays are not that important and I can usually infer the meaning based on context. I don't come across too many words that I don't know and consider to be important enough to commit to memory.
I've definitely slacked on my reading lately. I was getting 30-60 minutes in each day but recently I have been spending almost all of my language learning time watching shows or listening to podcasts. I've been watching less TV as well because I have realized that tv might be easy, relaxing, and more fun, but for improving listening skills podcasts are the way to go (at least for me). Too bad we don't have a podcast/listening challenge