Anyone doing the Language Jam?

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Anyone doing the Language Jam?

Postby CarlyD » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:54 am

Update: The registration for this Jam is now closed. She says she'll be doing another one in the future.

Late notice--it's 7/27, 7/28 and 7/29.

Basically you sign up for 1, 2 or 3 days, are assigned a language you don't have any experience with, and do what you can for just that short period of time.

The person who runs it says: The Language Jam is not about who can learn the most within given time, it’s about being open-minded and working with something that might not have been your first choice to begin with. It’s about leaving your language comfort zone, giving it all you’ve got in a restricted time, learning about new cultures and struggle together with other participants. And most importantly: It’s about having fun!

Link is here: http://lingudendron.de/en/language-jam/
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Re: Anyone doing the Language Jam?

Postby Axon » Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:33 am

Gosh, this sounds fun. I'm too busy to give it a good shot this weekend, but thanks for posting about it! Hopefully there'll be another before next year.
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Re: Anyone doing the Language Jam?

Postby zenmonkey » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:58 am

Interesting to read about that - I'm curious to know if anyone sticks to a language after a random introduction. Have fun!

I won't be joining because I already have plans for the weekend that will cut into my study time and personally, I really don't need help getting out of my language "comfort zone". But it does sound cool! 8-)
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Re: Anyone doing the Language Jam?

Postby brilliantyears » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:23 am

Oh, this is a pretty neat idea! I know myself and I know I'm very biased towards certain languages and other languages are basically at the bottom of my list... so I might give this a try and see what happens :lol:

[edit] Thai it is. I'll be doing it just 2 days (today and tomorrow) :)
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Re: Anyone doing the Language Jam?

Postby Denzagathist » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:18 am

This sounds super fun. I'm (tentatively) in, but only for the 24-hour version because I'm pretty busy this weekend and the first day of the challenge is already almost over in Japan.

EDIT: Looks like I'll be doing Catalan!
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Re: Anyone doing the Language Jam?

Postby CarlyD » Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:22 pm

I signed up for just 1 day. I'm already doing the new Goldlist Challenge and am supposed to be going through resources to set goals for the 6 Week Challenge. But the tweets for the assigned languages are coming in--Czech, Bulgarian, Croatian, Hungarian and I had to do it.

You can choose "Latin script only" or "any language" when you sign up.

Edit: I got Hungarian. This should be interesting. :P
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Re: Anyone doing the Language Jam?

Postby lemonzy » Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:11 am

I will be doing Turkish :)
This should be fun and it is only 48 hours.
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Re: Anyone doing the Language Jam?

Postby picklelanguage » Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:33 am

Just saw this. This actually looks pretty fun to do next time it comes around. I think this would also be fun to do with a group of people all learning the same language. Almost like a language hackathon haha
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Re: Anyone doing the Language Jam?

Postby Cavesa » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:46 pm

How did it go? Anyone would share their experience, please? So that the rest of us feels even more thrilled about the next one :-)
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Re: Anyone doing the Language Jam?

Postby brilliantyears » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:55 pm

In the end I didn't do it - no head space at the time, especially not for a language with a non-roman script (I got Thai). I was too optimistic signing up.

I want to give it another try next time around.
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