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January Dutch Challenge (EVERYONE!)

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Guido
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Studies: Russian, Indonesian, Romanian, Polish, Icelandic

 
 Message 41 of 172
2010 02 December at 8:05am | IP Logged 
Arekkusu wrote:
Any recommended material or podcasts?


TV:
1. Uitzending Gemist
2. News

Radio:
3. NOS Radio Journaal
4. Bureau Buitenland (Podcasts)

Newspapers:
5. De Volkskrant
6. NRC
7. Nederlandse Dagblad
8. De Morgen

Music:
9. Guus Meeuwis
10. Acda en de Munnik
11. Jurk!
12. Blof
13. De Heideroosjes
14. Jan Smit
15. Yes-R

Info about the languages in the Netherlands:
16. Taal in Nederland

Hope it helps!
Guido.
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Guido
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 Message 42 of 172
2010 03 December at 6:29am | IP Logged 
I quote myself: Dutch Series
There you'll find most of the series available.

Hope it helps!
Guido.

Edited by Guido on 2010 03 December at 6:30am

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b.reeze
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Studies: Spanish, French

 
 Message 43 of 172
2010 06 December at 4:39pm | IP Logged 
Sprachprofi wrote:
Awesome! Quite a few people expressed interest already. I didn't expect that much
interest considering that it's not a major European language - but it will definitely
be fun!

So far we have:
1. Sprachprofi
2. amuzulo
3. doviende
4. Noriyuki_nomura
5. Vini
6. ellasevia
7. Omenapuu00
8. rad
9. Romanist
10. b.reeze (added myself to this list by pressing QUOTE then EDIT buttons on 6/12/2010).

Might participate:
Volte

Dutch help:
ReneeMona


Edited by b.reeze on 2010 06 December at 4:42pm

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J S
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Studies: French, Dutch

 
 Message 44 of 172
2010 06 December at 11:26pm | IP Logged 
I would love to join the January Dutch Challenge. Thanks very much for organising this!

I just posted my first log entry for my Dutch studies: http://how-to-learn-any-language.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?T ID=24020.

Sprachprofi wrote:
Awesome! Quite a few people expressed interest already. I didn't expect that much interest considering that it's not a major European language - but it will definitely be fun!

So far we have:
1. Sprachprofi
2. amuzulo
3. doviende
4. Noriyuki_nomura
5. Vini
6. ellasevia
7. Omenapuu00
8. rad
9. Romanist
10. b.reeze
11. J.S. (added myself as b.reeze explained above)

Might participate:
Volte

Dutch help:
ReneeMona


Edited by J S on 2010 06 December at 11:28pm

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Hakan D
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Studies: Spanish, Greek, Swedish, Hungarian, Mongolian, Modern Hebrew, Russian

 
 Message 45 of 172
2010 07 December at 12:56pm | IP Logged 
Hello guys,

You can count me in for the January challenge for Dutch. As I'm a blitz-krieg guy I always love learning languages very concentrated in a very short time :)

Regarding to Skype you don't need a webcam to be able to speak there also with the group chat if you're not a paying member you cannot use your webcam anyway to show yourself (And I guess everyone in the group is required to pay for the webcam option if they want to show themselves). I don't think that webcam is necessary either. On the other hand IMHO it would be good to have a topic to talk about at least in the beginning. For example the first session talking about yourself, second one what you did during the day/week and what you are planning to do and/or what you do generally in a day, what you are planning on doing, third session talking about your country and its culture etc. This way it may help to get to know each other and eliminate the awkwardness of speaking to a stranger on skype (at least it would be a bit awkward for me to be honest :) )

I'm also totally up for recording myself onto camera and publishing it on youtube. Probably I would also read a out loud all the exercises that I'm currently doing in addition to talking about some topics.

I have already "Dutch in Three Months" and "Taal Vitaal Voor Beginners" (with the workbook). I haven't got any knowledge about the language but I would probably aim to finish these books within these 6 weeks.

I'll also be emerging in 7 languages from today on but nevertheless I like this challenge :) At last I can make use of the books that I've purchased long ago!
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polyglossia
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 Message 46 of 172
2010 13 December at 9:00am | IP Logged 
I guess you can count me in !!! Now , what would the goals be??
I find the idea most interesting...
But how about the different levels?
I mean, it seems to me that Sprachprofi is quite fluent in dutch (according to her website)... so what should a beginner do for this challenge?
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Sprachprofi
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 Message 47 of 172
2010 13 December at 3:06pm | IP Logged 
I am in no way fluent in Dutch! I don't see how you got that impression. About six
years ago I did the first lesson of that Viennese online course, but that's the extend
of my Dutch studies. I will be starting from scratch. I cannot form a single correct
sentence and I know very little about Dutch pronunciation. However, since I know
German, I can already guess the meaning of a lot of words. That's why I will use my
active abilities as the true test after this challenge.

Participants:
1. Sprachprofi
2. amuzulo
3. doviende
4. Noriyuki_nomura
5. Vini
6. ellasevia
7. Omenapuu00
8. rad
9. --Romanist-- (no longer in)
10. b.reeze
11. J.S.
12. Hakan D
13. polyglossia

Might participate:
Volte

Dutch help:
ReneeMona
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