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PMs TAC 2015 crazy? French course mission

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PeterMollenburg
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 Message 1 of 451
02 January 2014 at 10:28am | IP Logged 
Hey all,

2014 TAC Goal: French B1------>C1
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2013 background:
I was writing details of my 2013 study hours in another area of the forum. I didn't
even realise there was a
TAC going on, had no idea what it was....

2013 summary (French):
457.75 hrs of study (average 1hr 15). This is course hours sitting at my desk at home.
Audio only while commuting or walking sometimes: hours unknown (not counted)
Michel Thomas all 3 levels completed
Learn French with Paul noble completed
Small amount of reading
A few French movies
Listening to some French music at times
A couple of meetups for French speakers
A little use of Yabla videos
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2014:
So French is the sole language i'm focusing on again this year. I have a history of
procrastination and juggling
languages (French,Spanish,Dutch,German) and not really advancing properly in them
(wanderlust).

Goal for 2014, from current B1 to C1

MATERIALS
Current courses:
Assimil NFWE (currently leçon 52)
French in Action (currently leçon 13)
FSI Mastering French Level 1 (currenlty leçon 3)
Fluenz French (currently level 3, leçon 8)
Hugo French in 3 months (currently reviewing)

Other course options that I have access to:
Assimil Using French
Assimil Business French
Tell me more (including advanced level)
Vis à Vis
Hugo Advanced
Colloquial French (completed, will review)
Colloquial French 2
another I can't remember the name of

Reading:
Think French & Bien-dire for reading practice & some other ebooks, audio books, and
paperbacks

Audio courses
Linguaphone French all Talk (currently on CD3 out of 16)
Pimsleur (levels 3 & 4 to be completed in 2014)
Rocket French (all levels)
will likely listen to FIA,Assimil podcasts perhaps etc in car after the above complete

Other
Yabla,
French movies,
Meetups,
Games/apps (don't really use at this stage)
?Skype exchange or sth similar?

I'm a perfectionist so advancing through my courses I've noted I'm definitely slower
than most would
progress. I do want to make C2 one day, but this year I'm hoping to get as close to C1
as I possibly can.

I'm planning to sit a test in March, not really sure yet either a B1 or B2 test
depending on where I'm up to at
that stage and how I fair on quick oral test. After that I believe I can sit another
test in November... we'll see.
My wife is pregnant and we're having a baby late April so I'd imagine my study hours
will decrease thereafter.
In the meantime I'm going on a crazy mission.
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LOG
1st Jan 5 hours course work + 1hr audio commuting = 6 hours
2nd Jan 5 hours course work + 30 min audio commuting = 5hrs 30 min

Total after 2 days: 11hrs 30 min

PM (aka Steve)



Edited by PeterMollenburg on 14 January 2015 at 5:09am

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PeterMollenburg
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 Message 2 of 451
05 January 2014 at 10:23am | IP Logged 
1ère semaine (5 jours):          ;    

23 heures d'études à mon bureau
+ 7 heures Audio
+ 1 heure de lecture
= 31 heures total en 5 jours !!
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En translation:
1st week (5 days):

23 hours of study at my desk
+ 7 hours Audio
+ 1 hour of reading
= 31 hours total in 5 days !!

Edited by PeterMollenburg on 01 February 2014 at 4:08am

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PeterMollenburg
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 Message 3 of 451
14 January 2014 at 8:19am | IP Logged 
2ème semaine:

21hrs 5minutes d'études à mon bureau (avec mes cours)
2heures 45 min Audio (en voiture principalement)
2heures 30 min de lecture
= 26hrs 20 min

TOTAL:
41heures 5minutes d'études à mon bureau
Audio: 9hrs 45min
Lecture: 3hrs 30min

= (les deux semaines) 57hrs 20min
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Hier (je suis maintenant dans la 3ème semaine) j'ai oublié plus ou moins 750 cartes de mon programme de
Flashcards parce que j'ai poussé le mal bouton et remplacé toutes mes cartes avec les vieux cartes que j'ai
sauvegardé il y a deux mois je pense. Zut! Mais qu'est-ce que je peux faire? Ben, je vais continuer bien sûr!
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BonneVivante
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 Message 4 of 451
14 January 2014 at 9:11pm | IP Logged 
I'm on the second French TAC team and I just wanted to let you know I'll be following your log. Sorry to hear about your flash cards!

I was amazed at the long list of formal programs/materials you use or have completed. If you ever feel like discussing your opinions of the individual programs or describing how you use them together, I'd be very interested.

Bon courage!

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PeterMollenburg
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 Message 5 of 451
14 January 2014 at 9:29pm | IP Logged 
BonneVivante wrote:
I'm on the second French TAC team and I just wanted to let you know I'll be
following your log. Sorry to hear about your flash cards!

I was amazed at the long list of formal programs/materials you use or have completed. If you ever feel like
discussing your opinions of the individual programs or describing how you use them together, I'd be very
interested.

Bon courage!


Merci BonneVivante. Yeah it's a bit of a drag the loss of FC's. As for the long list of programs. One could say
i'm a bit of a hoarder when it comes to language learning courses. I did many years of procrastinating
(wasting so much time) on and off and in that time would buy buy programs/courses among other things to
'prepare' for my planned studies which most of the time never got off the ground or went the way i had
imagined in my little world of idealism. Now I cannot justify not using them. These methods have been
criticised by quite a few ppl and for good reason. But having spent the $ and being a perfectionist I feel it's a
must to get through them and finally find myself out in the open fields of greener pastures some day. Getting
back to the FC's. Do you use them? I find them often more of a hinderance than a useful study aid. They cost
me too much time. Nonetheless I like having a 'record' of what i've learned as I tend to enter all new
words/idioms/grammatical concepts that I come across into my one deck. Happy to give opinions on
programs, ask away :)
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 Message 6 of 451
14 January 2014 at 10:02pm | IP Logged 
Alors, j'ai justement m'inscrit au 2ème équipe de français. Merci Songlines! Et Bonjour a tous! BonneVivante,
merci pour ma premère réponse... Je sais, mes posts ce ne sont pas exactement très intérressant, mais mon
but est par desus tout- apprendre le français!!
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PeterMollenburg
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 Message 7 of 451
14 January 2014 at 10:44pm | IP Logged 
Voici deux liens. Tu y trouveras plus d'informations sur moi et mon histoire avec les langues étrangères:
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EN translation:
Here are two links. You will find there more information about me and my story with foreign languages:


Confessions of a
Procrastinator


Yet another study
Schedule


Edited by PeterMollenburg on 01 February 2014 at 4:12am

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Jeffers
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 Message 8 of 451
16 January 2014 at 8:43pm | IP Logged 
I'm just saying hi, as a fellow member of the 2nd French TAC team. Like you, I have a history of collecting courses... it's almost like I feel buying the course will teach me the language!

Are you doing anything with FIA, other than watching the videos?


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