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6 Week Challenge Winners (2011-2017)

Postby Teango » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:52 am


Image6WC WINNERS: TARGET LANGUAGE HOURS

DateImage GoldImage SilverImage Bronze
2017-08smallwhite_hk (el)reineke111 (es)lizlemonzy (hu)
2017-05reineke111 (fr)JohiNYC (fr)smallwhite_hk (el)
2017-02reineke111 (es)blaurebell (ru)teango (nzs)
2016-11reineke111 (pt)JohiNYC (fr)IanHiett (az)
2016-08Ketutar (fr)knitguy (sv)smallwhite_hk (nl)
2016-05teango (ru)JohiNYC (el)smallwhite_hk (sv)
2016-02reineke111 (es)JohiNYC (ar)BrunUgle (de)
2015-11112114S2 (zh)janiinedelleen (de)AnAutumnRose (ko)
2015-08AnAutumnRose (ko)JohiNYC (hr)112114s2 (zh)
2015-05teango (haw)smallwhite_hk (it)janiinedelleen (de)
2015-02csidler (fr)harunohoshii (fr)MeightHughwot (pl)
2014-11harunohoshii (fr)JGSokomato (zh)MLuvs2Travel (fr)
2014-08harunohoshii (fr)viadiva9 (de)CristinaNorway (ru)
2014-05jefflehman68 (fr)PandoraSieben (ru)harunohoshii (fr)
2014-02crazypuce (ja)JohiNYC (hr)jefflehman68 (fr)
2013-11serpent849 (it)JohiNYC (ar)maurelio1234 (zh)
2013-08jefflehman68 (fr)maurelio1234 (zh)tobefluent (es)
2013-05JohiNYC (hr)crazypuce (ja)Michelle_CA2 (fr)
2013-02BabyThylakoid (it)BrunUgle (ja)crazypuce (ja)
2012-11Woodsei (ja)Athallia (hr)jefflehman68 (fr)
2012-08Woodsei (ja)satsuki_055 (ja)jefflehman68 (fr)
2012-05Woodsei (ja)JNatAlkhimia (ar)serpent849 (pl)
2012-02Woodsei (ja)JPP4 (el)CristinaNorway (ru)
2011-11JPP4 (ja)HComputatralis (de)Ketutar (fr)
2011-08Abdalan (fr)AnyaPop (ja)Ally_kk (es)
2011-05amy_burr (ar)JNatAlkhimia (th)AnyaPop (de)
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Re: 6 Week Challenge Winners (2011-2017)

Postby Teango » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:52 am


Image6WC WINNERS: TOTAL LANGUAGE HOURS

DateImage GoldImage SilverImage Bronze
2017-08reineke111smallwhite_hkserpent849
2017-05reineke111blaurebellJohiNYC
2017-02reineke111BrunUgleblaurebell
2016-11reineke111serpent849JohiNYC
2016-08smallwhite_hkaloysius___BrunUgle
2016-05serpent849JohiNYCifthebirdswere
2016-02reineke111serpent849BrunUgle
2015-11serpent849112114S2smallwhite_hk
2015-08112114s2JohiNYCAnAutumnRose
2015-05teangoserpent849viadiva9
2015-02csidlerserpent849harunohoshii
2014-11SadSvinserpent849harunohoshii
2014-08serpent849harunohoshiismallwhite_hk
2014-05serpent849LangEmmePandoraSieben
2014-02serpent849crazypuceJohiNYC
2013-11serpent849RiverOverrunJohiNYC
2013-08BabyThylakoidcendrillonheeifthebirdswere
2013-05serpent849BabyThylakoidJohiNYC
2013-02IdiomasdMundoBabyThylakoidJulieLanguages
2012-11serpent849JulieLanguagesAnyaPop
2012-08serpent849JPP4Woodsei
2012-05Woodseiserpent849JNatAlkhimia
2012-02WoodseiCristinaNorwayJPP4
2011-11JPP4smallwhite_hkKetutar
2011-08Abdalansmallwhite_hkJPP4
2011-05JNatAlkhimiaamy_burrMultiMae
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Re: 6 Week Challenge Winners (2011-2016)

Postby Teango » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:54 am

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OCT, 2017: Pronunciation links (Forvo) added to target language winners' "Congratulations!" images in follow-up summary posts.

MAR, 2017: Upon request, I've included ISO codes for all past target language medalists in the first post.

OCT, 2016: I just thought I'd add a thread to our forum that gives credit to all the past winners and runners-up of the 6 Week Challenge, and I'll try to keep this updated. Congratulations to everyone who has worked hard to progress in their languages during each one of these challenges, and I hope the 6WC tradition continues to inspire and help language learners achieve their goals in the years to come!
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Re: 6 Week Challenge Winners (2011-2016) [11/2016]

Postby Teango » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:47 pm

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Big congratulations to reineke111 for winning the 2016-11 6 Week Challenge for both target language hours and total hours!

A big shout out to JohiNYC and IanHiett as well for coming in second and third place for target language hours, and to serpent849 and JohiNYC for coming in second and third place for total language hours!

And of course, well done to all who participated and made progress during this challenge - great job everyone!!
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Re: 6 Week Challenge Winners (2011-2017) [02/2017]

Postby Teango » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:39 am

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Kudos to reineke111 for coming in first place for both target language hours and total language hours and scoring his first golden hat trick in both categories. Is there no stopping this indomitable fox? ;)

Blaurebell's stalwart efforts earned her both a silver medal for target language hours and a bronze for total language hours in what I believe may be her first 6WC! And BrunUgle flew off with the silver for total language hours to wing back to her nest of previous medals, and Teango (me) scraped a bronze by the the skin of his teeth (props to Hundetier for making the final dash an uphill sprint)!

I also recall several people were flying high earlier in the challenge, but succumbed to illness or other difficulties and had to slow down or duck out altogether, and I'd like to give these guys a generic shout-out and round of applause (you know who you are). :)

Finally, well done to everyone who participated in this first 6WC of 2017. I hope you all made progress in your target language and other languages, and are one step closer your goals for this year.
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Re: 6 Week Challenge Winners (2011-2017) [05/2017]

Postby Teango » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:32 pm

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Chapeaux and berets off to everyone who took part in the May 2017 6 Week Challenge! A respectful round of applause for reineke111 for winning both in terms of target and total language hours, and also for our juggernaut of runners-up (JohiNYC, smallwhite_hk, blaurebell) who powered ahead and put in some serious mileage.

This marks the 6WC's 10th anniversary since Sprachprofi got the ball rolling back in 2007, and the 6th year (and 25th run) since we started logging and adding up hours via the 6WC Twitterbot every few months. Taking just the stats on our leader board, I can see that a total of 1,445 people (577 unique members) have actively taken part and invested in excess of 50,933 hours into language learning (including 77 unique target languages, and many more all together). That's an impressive achievement in our all too often "here today, gone tomorrow" online world, and all the more so for maintaining stalwart supporters over all these years, as well as pushing through forum upheavals and rockier times to continue to attract new competitors from around the world.

Bien joué (well played) everyone, vive le 6WC!
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Re: 6 Week Challenge Winners (2011-2017) [08/2017]

Postby Teango » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:01 am

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Congratulations to smallwhite_hk for winning a gold for Greek in target language hours, and to reineke111 and lizlemonzy for crossing the finish line in 2nd and 3rd position with Spanish and Hungarian respectively. The final furlong for first position was extremely close, requiring a figurative photo finish, and this challenge marks our first medal for Hungarian in the 6WC. :)

Well done also to reineke111, smallwhite_hk, and serpent849 for garnering gold, securing silver, and bagging bronze for total hours, each medalist averaging around 5 hours a day over these 6 committed weeks!

Finally, thumbs up to everyone who took part in the challenge, and here's a quick list to give you some idea of the sheer diversity of languages studied this time:
Albanian, American Sign Language, Ancient Greek, Arabic, Basque, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Ewe, Finnish, French, Gaelic, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Maori, Norwegian, Occitan, Polish, Portuguese, Quechua, Romanian, Russian, Sami, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tibetan, Ukrainian.
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Re: 6 Week Challenge Winners (2011-2017) [08/2017]

Postby reineke » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:08 pm

Teango wrote:
Congratulations to smallwhite_hk for winning a gold for Greek in target language hours, and to reineke111 and lizlemonzy for crossing the finish line in 2nd and 3rd position with Spanish and Hungarian respectively. The final furlong for first position was extremely close, requiring a figurative photo finish, and this challenge marks our first medal for Hungarian in the 6WC. :)

Well done also to reineke111, smallwhite_hk, and serpent849 for garnering gold, securing silver, and bagging bronze for total hours, each medalist averaging around 5 hours a day over these 6 committed weeks!

Finally, thumbs up to everyone who took part in the challenge, and here's a quick list to give you some idea of the sheer diversity of languages studied this time:
Albanian, American Sign Language, Ancient Greek, Arabic, Basque, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Ewe, Finnish, French, Gaelic, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Maori, Norwegian, Occitan, Polish, Portuguese, Quechua, Romanian, Russian, Sami, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tibetan, Ukrainian.


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Re: 6 Week Challenge Winners (2011-2017) [08/2017]

Postby Teango » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:48 pm

reineke wrote:I am glad to see you back, Teango.

Mahalo, e Mī ʻAlopeke! (Thanks, Mr Fox!) I look forward to catching up here and dusting off my language resources back home in time for the next challenge.
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