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Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:36 pm
by SDPhil
Hi! I'm joining the challenge. I'm currently learning Portuguese. (Currently at a B1 level.) At the end of 2018, I told myself I wanted to use Portuguese for at least an hour everyday. Luckily, I came across this challenge and thread for support.

Here are my daily goals for 2019
1. Use LingQ everyday until I achieve 150 known words. (I plan on reading newspaper articles, magazine articles, podcasts, and books.)
2. Listen to at least 30 minutes of some type of audio. (I plan on using podcasts, tv shows, audiobooks, and music.)

I would like to take the CELPE-Bras in October of 2018. I hope to be at a comfortable C1 level by then. If you all have any recommendations for comprehensible audio input, I would really appreciate it.

Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:51 pm
by PeterMollenburg
SDPhil wrote:Hi! I'm joining the challenge. I'm currently learning Portuguese. (Currently at a B1 level.) At the end of 2018, I told myself I wanted to use Portuguese for at least an hour everyday. Luckily, I came across this challenge and thread for support.

Here are my daily goals for 2019
1. Use LingQ everyday until I achieve 150 known words. (I plan on reading newspaper articles, magazine articles, podcasts, and books.)
2. Listen to at least 30 minutes of some type of audio. (I plan on using podcasts, tv shows, audiobooks, and music.)

I would like to take the CELPE-Bras in October of 2018. I hope to be at a comfortable C1 level by then. If you all have any recommendations for comprehensible audio input, I would really appreciate it.


Hi SDPhil,

Good luck and welcome!

What is your start date for the challenge, please?

Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:02 pm
by zenmonkey
rdearman wrote:I'm dropping out of this challenge. Not because I haven't been able to do it, but simply because other studies suffer because I have to do Mandarin. Previously I was rotating between 5 studies doing 20 minutes each. Some days I only managed to do 2-3 study periods, but I could even it up over the next couple of days. But being forced to always keep one in the rotation permanently doesn't give me the flexibility to keep things going more or less consistently with the others. Plus the extra 10 minutes sucks away half the time which could have been used on something else. So, I'm dropping out with a score of 5.

Good luck everyone.


couldn't you convert to a generic challenge? Any of your languages counts...

Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:08 pm
by rdearman
zenmonkey wrote:
rdearman wrote:I'm dropping out of this challenge. Not because I haven't been able to do it, but simply because other studies suffer because I have to do Mandarin. Previously I was rotating between 5 studies doing 20 minutes each. Some days I only managed to do 2-3 study periods, but I could even it up over the next couple of days. But being forced to always keep one in the rotation permanently doesn't give me the flexibility to keep things going more or less consistently with the others. Plus the extra 10 minutes sucks away half the time which could have been used on something else. So, I'm dropping out with a score of 5.

Good luck everyone.


couldn't you convert to a generic challenge? Any of your languages counts...


Perhaps. But my target at the moment is to do 7 hours a week and that goal lets me skip one day or two days at the weekend and play catch up later if I need to. so I think the main thing really is just booking in the time for me at the moment.

Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:16 pm
by SDPhil
PeterMollenburg wrote:
SDPhil wrote:Hi! I'm joining the challenge. I'm currently learning Portuguese. (Currently at a B1 level.) At the end of 2018, I told myself I wanted to use Portuguese for at least an hour everyday. Luckily, I came across this challenge and thread for support.

Here are my daily goals for 2019
1. Use LingQ everyday until I achieve 150 known words. (I plan on reading newspaper articles, magazine articles, podcasts, and books.)
2. Listen to at least 30 minutes of some type of audio. (I plan on using podcasts, tv shows, audiobooks, and music.)

I would like to take the CELPE-Bras in October of 2018. I hope to be at a comfortable C1 level by then. If you all have any recommendations for comprehensible audio input, I would really appreciate it.


Hi SDPhil,

Good luck and welcome!

What is your start date for the challenge, please?


January 10, 2019 - January 10, 2020 :D

Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:39 am
by Xenops
PeterMollenburg wrote:...


Sorry PM, it looks like my post was missed: I started on the 7th, running until January 7th, 2020. :)

Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:32 am
by PeterMollenburg
SDPhil wrote:
January 10, 2019 - January 10, 2020 :D


End date = Jan 9th ;)

Xenops wrote:
PeterMollenburg wrote:...


Sorry PM, it looks like my post was missed: I started on the 7th, running until January 7th, 2020. :)


Indeed, I did miss you! Sorry, Xenops. :oops:

Your end date will be Jan 6th, 2020.

I’ll edit the competitors list tomorrow 8-)

Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:04 pm
by zenmonkey
PeterMollenburg wrote:
SDPhil wrote:
January 10, 2019 - January 10, 2020 :D


End date = Jan 9th ;)

Xenops wrote:
PeterMollenburg wrote:...


Sorry PM, it looks like my post was missed: I started on the 7th, running until January 7th, 2020. :)


Indeed, I did miss you! Sorry, Xenops. :oops:

Your end date will be Jan 6th, 2020.

I’ll edit the competitors list tomorrow 8-)


please move me too to the 1.10.2020, couldn't start earlier due to travel and illness.

Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:56 pm
by Spoonary
Ok, I give up. I missed another day yesterday, because I didn't feel like doing anything productive, and I have some things planned this week that will stop me from being able to do even 30 minutes of worthwhile study, so I'm dropping out of the challenge.

I am, however, going to continue with German and do at least 30 minutes each day that I want to/can dedicate that time to it, so at least this challenge has brought some kind of consistency to my life :lol:

Final score, I dunno. I studied 11 days out of 13, so that gives me -3 right? :roll:

Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:20 pm
by Sarafina
For French, my score is still 12. But for the generic category, I've completely failed that. I'm on -56. I don't know if there's any point even continuing for the 'generic' bit. But I'll still try to carry. If I don't skip any more days, then I can still get a decent score of 309.