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Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - Sign Up and Discussion

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:58 am
by iwanttolearn
PeterMollenburg wrote:
iwanttolearn wrote:I am joining the challenge. My official start date is February 14th, I've missed 5 days since my start date.

The languages are French and Spanish


If you have missed 5 days since then, my advice is that you don’t have to (officially) start then (14th Feb), because each time you miss a day you are penalised 7 days + missing the actual day of study itself, which equates to 8 total lost days for each actual day of study missed. 5 x 8 = 40 days lost. Best to start from the first day after your last missed day. However it won’t be a full year of study for you starting later than the cut off date for the full challenge.

Confused? :?


ah ha, in that case, my start date is March 1st

Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - Sign Up and Discussion

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:01 pm
by trui
I'm going to drop out I think. I'm still trying to do Dutch everyday (and now some German!), but keeping track of whether I've done 30 minutes on a particular day hasn't been going as well. But I'll still be with you all in spirit! Go team go!

Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - Sign Up and Discussion

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:25 pm
by Elsa Maria
I am dropping Dutch for my 365 day challenge, but I am going to continue with Danish. My forever-language is Danish, and this challenge perfectly suits my goals for Danish.

However, the challenge is no longer serving me well for Dutch. Some days, I can only manage one hour of language learning, and I have come to resent the feeling that Dutch MUST receive 50% of that time. I like Dutch too much to allow even a wee bit of resentment into my mindset.


trui wrote:I'm going to drop out I think. I'm still trying to do Dutch everyday (and now some German!), but keeping track of whether I've done 30 minutes on a particular day hasn't been going as well. But I'll still be with you all in spirit! Go team go!

Something must be in the Dutch-learning air today!

Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - Sign Up and Discussion

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:08 am
by PeterMollenburg
March standings finally updated on page one of the scoring thread. If you're missing, or something doesn't add up, let me know asap. Cheers :)

I'm planning to go through and fix up any adjustments to the list of competitors in the coming day or so (people who have quit, or signed up). Sorry for the delays, i've been distracted by house moving as well as other threads that were more interesting (or distracting?) than editing lists of scores. Well done again everyone, keep up the consistent studying!

Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - Sign Up and Discussion

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:22 am
by PeterMollenburg
trui wrote:I'm going to drop out I think. I'm still trying to do Dutch everyday (and now some German!), but keeping track of whether I've done 30 minutes on a particular day hasn't been going as well. But I'll still be with you all in spirit! Go team go!



Elsa Maria wrote:I am dropping Dutch for my 365 day challenge, but I am going to continue with Danish. My forever-language is Danish, and this challenge perfectly suits my goals for Danish.

However, the challenge is no longer serving me well for Dutch. Some days, I can only manage one hour of language learning, and I have come to resent the feeling that Dutch MUST receive 50% of that time. I like Dutch too much to allow even a wee bit of resentment into my mindset.


For the leaderboard, if you would like to be on there with your final scores for Dutch, please let me know - i.e. what were your final scores for Dutch? If you don't know, no big deal, you just won't have a registered score on the leaderboard.

Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - Sign Up and Discussion

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:28 am
by trui
PeterMollenburg wrote:For the leaderboard, if you would like to be on there with your final scores for Dutch, please let me know - i.e. what were your final scores for Dutch? If you don't know, no big deal, you just won't have a registered score on the leaderboard.


No idea! :lol: But no score is fine.

Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - Sign Up and Discussion

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:32 am
by PeterMollenburg
trui wrote:
PeterMollenburg wrote:For the leaderboard, if you would like to be on there with your final scores for Dutch, please let me know - i.e. what were your final scores for Dutch? If you don't know, no big deal, you just won't have a registered score on the leaderboard.


No idea! :lol: But no score is fine.


No worries, tnx for the reply! Hope you're still learning NL and DE!

Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - Sign Up and Discussion

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:42 am
by Elsa Maria
PeterMollenburg wrote:
For the leaderboard, if you would like to be on there with your final scores for Dutch, please let me know - i.e. what were your final scores for Dutch? If you don't know, no big deal, you just won't have a registered score on the leaderboard.


My final score for Dutch is 90.

Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - Sign Up and Discussion

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:28 pm
by PeterMollenburg
Elsa Maria wrote:
PeterMollenburg wrote:
For the leaderboard, if you would like to be on there with your final scores for Dutch, please let me know - i.e. what were your final scores for Dutch? If you don't know, no big deal, you just won't have a registered score on the leaderboard.


My final score for Dutch is 90.


Thanks Elsa Maria. A respectable score of 90, well done ;) You're now on the ongoing leaderboard with 90 as your final score. Good luck with Danish! (wish I had the time to try it on for size myself, but hey with 7 languages on my list in the other thread... well too many of us suffer from this affliction).

Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - Sign Up and Discussion

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:36 am
by PeterMollenburg
I have 53 ‘active’ competitors listed for this challenge, yet only 22 i think at latest count have provided scores for March.

If you’re reading this and signed up for this challenge but are no longer participating and haven’t yet informed me as such, I ask that you please do the curteous thing and let me know.