Phew! New courses, lots of Dutch, and my head is filling up already!
All 6 courses that I'm taking are in Dutch, and so I'll be getting at least 9 hours a week of listening practice. There's lots of reading as well, which is nice. I don't have any difficulty with either but I do learn a new word occasionally.
I probably could have written this at the end of the week, and it might have fitted better, but I didn't want to leave tommus all alone until then! I'll maybe take a look at what you posted later and comment on some of it in another post, but right now it's a bit of information overload! So I've decided I'll choose something and we can talk about it perhaps? You've posted in your log before sentences and constructions that you struggle with; do you have any new ones? I did the same in my first couple years of learning Dutch (asking about certain constructions/what sounds natural and so on), although I asked Dutch people I knew online about them (on Skype, various chatrooms, etc) so there was more instant feedback. Even though I don't do it as often as back then, I still find it a valuable exercise, and the more one progresses, the less one is confused about and so a forum becomes a more and more okay place to do this in.
This semester I'll be continuing learning words out of Thematische woordenschat Nederlands voor anderstaligen; we'll be learning the last 'advanced' 1500 words of the 6000 that the book has to offer. I've talked about the book before, but there's three levels of words in it: 3000 basiswoorden en 3000 vervolgwoorden... oops, did I write 'en' instead of and?
Within the basiswoordenschat, there's 1000 elementaire woordenschat words. The introduction, chapter 6 and chapter 10 can be found online so that people know what they're going to buy, which I find quite helpful. Anyways, while word lists are often iffy, so far I've found the words in it quite good and I like the pictures that are included for some words. It's also all in Dutch. In any case, Leiden uses it in their Dutch studies program and so I'm going to memorize them all! To learn 1500 words in a semester, you need to learn 15 a day, so that'll be a bit of a struggle. Perhaps it's cause for me to finally get over my dislike of anki and other SRS apps? Learning specific words in a specific order is what it excels at after all. Word lists can't be copyrighted, so if someone wants me to make a list of all 6000 words then let me know. There's a list in the back, with page numbers as to where they're found, but I'm not sure the legalities of distributing that.
I'm still struggling a bit with Peter's 365 day challenge--already 2 missed days this month! Oops. But hopefully I won't have any more missed days now that my courses have started again, after all, if I go an entire day without doing 30 minutes of coursework then I'm going to quickly fall behind!
How's everyone's week been? (Both Dutch wise and in general; whatever you want to share