smallwhite wrote:Voytek wrote:I just reached B2 in Swedish and I can say that it took me about 700 hours to get there:
- 100 hours to learn the pronunciation and prosody
- 200 hours with Anki creating a deck with 5000 words
- 100 hours to learn about 4000 words from it
- 100 hours for the Glossika course
- 25 hours learning from a basic Swedish course and the FSI one
- 125 hours of listening and reading (the TL/Polish).
- 50 hours of listening to the radio and reading articles also a bit of TV.
I love it when people give numbers
The hours look reasonable. Makes Swedish look very accessible. It's numbers like this that wake the evil that is wanderlust. "100 hours of pronunciation? I can handle that. 100 hours of SRS? I can live with that". And plop! I wander into yet another pool of quicksand
At least this time I'm safe 'cos I'm already in this pool of quicksand. I'm already studying Swedish and I have numbers for it as well. Got B2 in reading and listening in a recent mock test, but I can only say simple sentences (about Tom) at the moment.
111 hr Textbooks and grammar
088 hr Extensive reading
100 hr Vocab-mining and other vocab work, excluding SRS reps
068 hr LingQ for vocabulary and listening
021 hr TV
049 hr Speaking
016 hr Admin stuff
plus SRS reps maybe 80 hours and audio in the background sometimes
after good English and intermediate German
This is not my typical study schedule, in case anyone was wondering.
I understand 95% from this video:
Now, I'm going to watch a lot of TV with subtitles since books which I'm interested in are still a bit too hard to me and I'll stick to the L-R method.
I recommend to you watching TV too. Here you can find videos from the Swedish TV (with subtitles):
Some videos are available only in Sweden but sill you can find plenty of them here.