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6 Week Challenge in May?

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vanillabean
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 Message 17 of 220
16 April 2011 at 7:19pm | IP Logged 
I'm in! I just started studying Spanish in March, so I'm still very beginner :) I'm planning on studying intensely in
May as well!
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Jinx
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 Message 18 of 220
16 April 2011 at 8:00pm | IP Logged 
I'm totally in. Studying Spanish. This is probably a bad idea, because I have way too many other linguistic things going on right now, but I just can't resist. I think I'm addicted to six-week challenges, and if we're going to have a Tadoku-style bot too... it's just too much. My mouth is watering as I think about it. I am TOTALLY in.

ETA: Oh, and I'm starting from absolute scratch, never studied Spanish in my life.

Edit again: forgot to mention my username on Twitter, "msklang". I welcome follows and will follow you back!

Edited by Jinx on 23 April 2011 at 12:38am

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Amerykanka
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 Message 19 of 220
16 April 2011 at 8:09pm | IP Logged 
doviende wrote:
Amerykanka wrote:
I am interested in doing this, but could someone explain exactly what it entails? I am studying Spanish intensively in May regardless in preparation for my trip to Nicaragua, but I think it would be fun to do a challenge. I don't have Twitter, though.


I think the idea is just to motivate each other to work hard on Spanish for 6 weeks, and see how far we get. We can ask each other for advice and assistance, and compare our methods.

Previously we tried giving updates in the thread here, but I found that not many people updated in there. This time, if we try this twitter idea, then we might see a lot more updates. We'll tweet something to Sprachprofi's bot which will tell it how much work we've done since our last tweet, perhaps measured in hours or something, and then after that an optional quick explanation of what we did during that time. That way other people can see what we're doing as we do it, and perhaps gain inspiration or motivation.



Okay, thanks, I think I understand better now. Since I don't have Twitter, how does this affect things?
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MichaelM204351
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 Message 20 of 220
16 April 2011 at 10:29pm | IP Logged 
I'm totally in! I will be using Assimil, maybe a little FSI, and I'll probably use LL's
Ultimate Spanish just for extra aural practice....

I think I might start a twitter account just for this! I'm psyched!
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MichaelM204351
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 Message 21 of 220
16 April 2011 at 10:42pm | IP Logged 
Okay, I started a twitter account, but have no clue how to use it... How do I find you
guys?
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doviende
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 Message 22 of 220
16 April 2011 at 10:58pm | IP Logged 
We're still in the process of setting things up with the bot. Once the bot is written and has a name, then we'll be able to notify it with how much work we've done. As an example, in our tadoku challenge, we do something like "@tadokubot 39 #de #book" which sends a message to the person named "tadokubot" saying the number 39, and uses the "tags" #de and #book, which in this case tell the bot that i'm reading German from a book.

Our bot for the May challenge will be written from scratch by Sprachprofi, so it might work a bit differently. Once it's ready, Sprachprofi will give us detailed instructions on how to use it, so don't worry.

Right now we just need to find some materials to work on. :)
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MichaelM204351
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 Message 23 of 220
16 April 2011 at 11:06pm | IP Logged 
Awesome! Thanks for the explanation...

Indeed! Just ordered Spanish with ease... :oD
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Icaria909
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 Message 24 of 220
16 April 2011 at 11:16pm | IP Logged 
My Spanish is too high to participate that way, but I would love to try with French. Do
we start on May 1?


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