Output Challenge 2019 Registration & Discussion Thread

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Re: Output Challenge 2019 Registration & Discussion Thread

Postby zjones » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:00 pm

I have another question. I think I know the answer but I want to be sure.

Do iTalki lessons count (over Skype) ? Or do they not count because they're not technically recorded and available for playback? My guess is that the answer is no, they don't count, unless I was recording the audio on an additional device at the same time (like my phone).
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Re: Output Challenge 2019 Registration & Discussion Thread

Postby rdearman » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:17 am

zjones wrote:I have another question. I think I know the answer but I want to be sure.

Do iTalki lessons count (over Skype) ? Or do they not count because they're not technically recorded and available for playback? My guess is that the answer is no, they don't count, unless I was recording the audio on an additional device at the same time (like my phone).

If it isn't recorded, it doesn't count. BTW, if you are recording with another person, you need to let them know and they should agree to being recorded.
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Re: Output Challenge 2019 Registration & Discussion Thread

Postby Brun Ugle » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:00 am

rdearman wrote:
zjones wrote:I have another question. I think I know the answer but I want to be sure.

Do iTalki lessons count (over Skype) ? Or do they not count because they're not technically recorded and available for playback? My guess is that the answer is no, they don't count, unless I was recording the audio on an additional device at the same time (like my phone).

If it isn't recorded, it doesn't count. BTW, if you are recording with another person, you need to let them know and they should agree to being recorded.

For the challenge, you’d also need to figure out how much of the time you were actually talking.
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Re: Output Challenge 2019 Registration & Discussion Thread

Postby zenmonkey » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:34 am

Brun Ugle wrote:German = maybe A2 in productive skills

Such a harsh judge of self.

I really shouldn't.

LANGUAGE: German
CHALLENGE: full
LEVEL: B2
Willing to correct: English, maybe, depends on time and interest.

1000 words a week? 1hr recording a week. Whelp, better get crackin'!
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Re: Output Challenge 2019 Registration & Discussion Thread

Postby javier_getafe » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:23 pm

Skynet wrote:LANGUAGES: French & German

CHALLENGES: Full DOUBLE* writing challenge + full SINGLE speaking challenge for both languages.

CURRENT LANGUAGE LEVELS: (French: B2?, German: A0)

WILLING TO CORRECT LANGUAGES: YES! Shona & English. Expect delays in getting feedback - I am exceptionally busy.

COMMENTS: 50,000 words/ (14 words per line * 30 lines per page * 24 pages per quire) = ~ 5 quires per language. In 2019, I am doubling my stakes and betting against the house. 100,000 words = 10 quires for each language!


For goodness sake!!! I am completely struck by your determination.
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Re: Output Challenge 2019 Registration & Discussion Thread

Postby javier_getafe » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:42 pm

LANGUAGE: English
CHALLENGE: Half
CURRENT LANGUAGE LEVEL:B2

WILLING TO CORRECT LANGUAGE: No. The day only owns 24 hours unfortunately.

COMMENTS: Try to finish half of Output Challenge is a real challenge for me.
Sometimes, I think that I devote a lot of time listening podcast and amazing You Tube videos simply because I can enjoy it. The other input skill, read, is not a real effort for me. I really enjoy to read english books as I am commuting to work or before fall sleeping. This is why I think that now I actually need to train output skills if I want definitely boost forward my english.
So here I am.
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Re: Output Challenge 2019 Registration & Discussion Thread

Postby javier_getafe » Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:32 pm

Now, that I've got a little free time I have been rethinking on this challenge. Inicially I was a little bit scared to not be able to fulfill the challenge, it was the reason to take only half. But, If I look back on my daily work I can see that I have made a lot of compositions from my studying book and I have had a lot of speeches on my own and even by skype.

So, this is because I can't actually consider it as a real challenge if I don't need an extra effort, isn't it? So, I have decided to turn it to a FULL challenge. :) :)

LANGUAGE: English
CHALLENGE: FULL
CURRENT LANGUAGE LEVEL:B2

WILLING TO CORRECT LANGUAGE: No. The day only owns 24 hours unfortunately.
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Re: Output Challenge 2019 Registration & Discussion Thread

Postby chamomile232 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:52 am

LANGUAGE: Korean

CHALLENGE: Full writing challenge

CURRENT LANGUAGE LEVEL: Between B1 and B2

WILLING TO CORRECT LANGUAGE: No, because I used to help people back in the past, but with school and with studying Korean, I don't really have the time to do it. :(
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Re: Output Challenge 2019 Registration & Discussion Thread

Postby Brun Ugle » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:30 pm

Brun Ugle wrote:LANGUAGE: Spanish, German

CHALLENGE: Spanish = full, German = half

CURRENT LANGUAGE LEVEL: Spanish = B2, German = maybe A2 in productive skills

WILLING TO CORRECT LANGUAGE: Yes, English.

I'm changing to a half challenge in both languages. I just can't manage to talk that much and I find it too stressful trying to keep up/catch up. And really, I think even a half challenge is enough to make a significant difference. I've already noticed a difference and it's only February.
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Re: Output Challenge 2019 Registration & Discussion Thread

Postby rdearman » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:18 pm

Brun Ugle wrote:
Brun Ugle wrote:LANGUAGE: Spanish, German

CHALLENGE: Spanish = full, German = half

CURRENT LANGUAGE LEVEL: Spanish = B2, German = maybe A2 in productive skills

WILLING TO CORRECT LANGUAGE: Yes, English.

I'm changing to a half challenge in both languages. I just can't manage to talk that much and I find it too stressful trying to keep up/catch up. And really, I think even a half challenge is enough to make a significant difference. I've already noticed a difference and it's only February.

OK, got you booked in. 1/2 for German, 1/2 for Spanish, 1/2 for French and 1/2 for Japanese.
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