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Luai_lashire
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 Message 41 of 220
18 April 2011 at 6:23pm | IP Logged 
I'm in for French, I have some experience in the language but have never had any luck resurrecting it before. I'll be
using Assimil and then diving right into L/R. I'll also be logging maintenance hours in Japanese. My twitter name is
the same as my name here if anyone wants to follow me.
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Sprachprofi
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Studies: Spanish, Arabic (Written), Swahili, Indonesian, Japanese, Modern Hebrew, Portuguese

 
 Message 42 of 220
19 April 2011 at 10:07am | IP Logged 
The bot is ready! (I hope!)

Read the instructions at http://6wc.learnlangs.com/howto and then start
flooding the bot with sign-ups. And bookmark the neat stats page I made!

Start of the challenge is May 1st, midnight your time.


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vanillabean
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 Message 43 of 220
19 April 2011 at 5:13pm | IP Logged 
Wow, that is so great! Thanks.

Approximately how long does it take the bot to confirm your registration?
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Sprachprofi
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Studies: Spanish, Arabic (Written), Swahili, Indonesian, Japanese, Modern Hebrew, Portuguese

 
 Message 44 of 220
19 April 2011 at 5:28pm | IP Logged 
I have the bot set to check for new Twitter messages (registrations and scores) every 5
minutes. However, there was an unforeseeable database issue, so the first few
registrations took longer to process. Now it's working fine.
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Sprachprofi
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Speaks: German*, English, French, Esperanto, Greek, Mandarin, Latin, Dutch, Italian
Studies: Spanish, Arabic (Written), Swahili, Indonesian, Japanese, Modern Hebrew, Portuguese

 
 Message 45 of 220
19 April 2011 at 6:57pm | IP Logged 
There is a problem with people who protected their updates. Protecting your updates on
Twitter means that nobody is able to see them unless they become your friends first. That
includes the bot, so the bot won't know you're signing up if your updates are protected.

Consider un-protecting your updates. If that is not an option, follow the bot and wait
till it requests to friend you; allow that request and only THEN post your registration.
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hjordis
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 Message 46 of 220
19 April 2011 at 10:45pm | IP Logged 
liddytime wrote:
ellasevia wrote:
Spanish won't work for me because I already speak it, but I'll watch eagerly from the sidelines
and can offer help to anyone that needs it.

...but you said that we could theoretically choose any language? Hm... In that case I choose Polish. I don't have
Twitter though, so I won't be keeping track of my hours on there with everyone else -- is that a problem?


I'm in the same boat... I already speak Spanish. But I would love to try INDONESIAN ( Bahasa Indonesia )

I'm starting from ground zero and I'm curious how much I can learn in 6 weeks since it it "rumored" to be an "easy"
language.   I've never done a challenge before so I don't really know the procedure but I imagine one tries to learn
as much as possible and log the results??


I'm not interested in Spanish, but I think I will do Indonesian as well. I don't have much time, but I have been meaning to try it out, so I'll see how much I can get done.

Edited by hjordis on 19 April 2011 at 10:45pm

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schoenewaelder
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 Message 47 of 220
20 April 2011 at 4:25pm | IP Logged 
I have had multiple false beginnings with Spanish (most recently just a few weeks ago), so will definitely be using May for some intensive study. Unfortunately I am going to be without internet for a few months (well, I'm sure I'll be able to look in on you occasionally, but won't be doing any posting or twittering).

My experience with Dutch was very positive, now being able to read children's books, newspaper headlines, websites, and of course some of the other participants went much further.

Hopefully I will be able to get to the same level with Spanish. At the moment I'm A0+ for language "feel" (I know that doesn't get mentioned much in the courses, basically I've been through MT a couple of times), but A0- for actual hard grammar and vocab.
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getreallanguage
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 Message 48 of 220
21 April 2011 at 9:39pm | IP Logged 
Well, I've made my decision. Count me in for Dutch! Currently the only materials I have is the 2003 edition of Teach Yourself Dutch (book and audio CDs). I'd greatly appreciate suggestions on other materials, particularly of the kind available online.

Edit: leafing through the TY Dutch book I can see that it doesn't offer a lot of detail regarding grammar. Any grammar references online, however basic the grammar points covered, would be greatly appreciated!

Edited by getreallanguage on 21 April 2011 at 9:46pm



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