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Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge

Postby PeterMollenburg » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:43 am

Cavesa wrote:Can I start today instead of yesterday too? I had underestimated the consequences of the 31st...

2.1.2019 is a good starting date.


Sure
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Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge

Postby PeterMollenburg » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:45 am

Serpent wrote:Yes, I want to keep my scores separate, but to be able to count English as generic.

For example:
jan 1 - 30 min of English, 30 min of other languages
jan 2 - 30 min of English, 30 min of other languages
jan 3 - 30 min of English, less than 30 min of other languages. counting English as generic but the English streak is broken now
jan 4 - 1 hour of English: 30 min as English, 30 min as generic

(That's not a desirable situation for me, as I said I want to count English separately in order to motivate me to do other languages as well)


Sounds reasonable, English will just be in both your Generic group and separate. No probs.
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Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge

Postby PeterMollenburg » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:59 am

Please note I had made some errors in the rules regarding the competition end date (just an oversight).

Stupid me, I hadn't realised until Teango made me take notice... this competition runs for 365 days!
, so... you don't actually finish on the same day the following year, but the day before!

Some examples:

If you begin on Jan 1st 2019 your last day of study will be Dec 31st 2019.

If you begin on Jan 2nd 2019, your last day of study will be Jan 1st 2020.

If you begin on Jan 25th 2019, your last day of study will be Jan 24th 2020.

If you begin on March 2nd 2019, your final day of study will be Jan 31st 2020, as this is the final date of the competition.
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Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge

Postby lavengro » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:03 am

PeterMollenburg wrote:...
Whoever makes it the furtherest through the year, wins.
...

I am mindful of the fact that no actual prize has been designated for the winner. I note Brun Ugle may have mentioned something about pizza in the 2019 New Year's Resolution thread. Accordingly, if when I win this challenge, I am giving myself a pizza. I am riding the wave of one day's worth of momentum already in this challege and feeling pretty good about my chances. Victory, and a pizza, are mine!
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Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge

Postby Serpent » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:32 am

PeterMollenburg wrote:Sounds reasonable, English will just be in both your Generic group and separate. No probs.
Great! Then my starting date is January 1st :)
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Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge

Postby Adrianslont » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:54 am

lavengro wrote:
PeterMollenburg wrote:...
Whoever makes it the furtherest through the year, wins.
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I am mindful of the fact that no actual prize has been designated for the winner. I note Brun Ugle may have mentioned something about pizza in the 2019 New Year's Resolution thread. Accordingly, if when I win this challenge, I am giving myself a pizza. I am riding the wave of one day's worth of momentum already in this challege and feeling pretty good about my chances. Victory, and a pizza, are mine!

So if everyone falls in a heap in March I could win early and not have to study any more! Just eat pizza and feel like my countryman Steven Bradbury
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Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge

Postby PeterMollenburg » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:07 am

Serpent wrote:
PeterMollenburg wrote:Sounds reasonable, English will just be in both your Generic group and separate. No probs.
Great! Then my starting date is January 1st :)


I am expecting a long list, but could you let me know please, Serpent, your languages for the Generic group
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Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge

Postby Iceberg » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:29 pm

PeterMollenburg wrote:LIST OF COMPETITORS

Commencing 02.01.2019: (1 competitor)
Cavesa - German
ilolwhat - German


Unless Cavesa and ilolwhat are the same persons, I think there is an error here. :D . 2 competitors.


I'm tempted to join this challenge to create a habit to study on the weekends. I will think and announce here soon.
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Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge

Postby Serpent » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:28 pm

PeterMollenburg wrote:I am expecting a long list, but could you let me know please, Serpent, your languages for the Generic group
wait, is it obligatory?
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Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge

Postby kanewai » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:37 pm

Well, it didn't take me long to run into trouble!

Here's what I got with Coffee Break German:

Intro - I skipped it.

Lesson 1, 20 minutes: We had a long introduction to the hosts, in English. We learned hello, yes, no, it is good, and good morning. Then we met Julia, who talked about German culture (in English). Then we met Kristina, who talked about her love of German grammar (also in English). Then we reviewed the words for yes, no, good, etc.

Lesson 2. 20 minutes. I thought maybe the podcast would start now, but it was still 80% English, with maybe five or six new words.

In 40 minutes I got maybe 5 minutes of content. I can't honestly consider this as counting in any way shape or form. Luckily I have Assimil at home and was able to to work on that for 30 minutes each afternoon. And that will be fine for now - but will get challenging on nights where I'm tired, or out with friends, or when I'm on the road. We'll see.
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