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Solfrid Cristin
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Senior Member
Norway
Joined 2715 days ago

4144 posts - 4801 votes 
Speaks: Norwegian*, Spanish, Swedish, French, English, German, Italian
Studies: Russian

 
 Message 1 of 195
19 April 2014 at 4:21pm | IP Logged 
Ladies and gentlemen! Thanks to Jeff I was a few minutes ago able to get inn to my beloved forum, so here
comes the thread that has been ready a few days, and which I know that some of you have been waiting for
eagerly:

I hereby officially open the registration for the SUPER CHALLENGE 2014-15!

The Super Challenge 2014-15 starts on the 1st of May 2014 and ends on 31st of December 2015, but you
may register already now.

The 2014-15 challenge entails:

- 100 films (90 minutes each)
- 100 books (50 pages each)
- in 20 months


- You can do half a Super Challenge which would entail 50 books, 50 films
- Instead of one full Super Challenge in one language, you can also do two (or more) half Super Challenges,
and decide how you want to combine them.

To register, you state:

LANGUAGE:

CHALLENGE: ( FULL, HALF)

CURRENT LEVEL:

COMMENTS: Any comments you feel like adding as to your reasons for choice of language, type of
challenge or material or your expectations for the outcome.

ONCE YOU HAVE REGISTERED HERE, PLEASE ALSO REGISTER ON THE TWITTER BOT (Link will be
provided later)

Those of you who will use your TAC logs, or who have created own logs for this particular challenge are
welcome to link to them as well.


OBS: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS THE THREAD FOR REGISTERING AND UPDATING YOUR
ACHIEVEMENTS AND FOR GIVING ENCOURAGEMENTS TO YOU FELLOW SUPER CHALLENGERS
ONLY.

I will at some point make a new Super Challenge total reference thread. For discussions about the rules or
the interpretations of them, please go to the Super Challenge discussion thread.



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If you are a beginner, you can start with the films. And it counts even if you see it with subtitles in your own
language, or even if you see the film in your own language but with TL subtitles. If both subtitles and audio is
in a foreign language you have to choose which language you want to count. If you want both to count you
simply see it twice. The same goes for listening/reading.

If you start out with the 100 films this year, I am sure you will be able to do the 100 books next year.

If you just have 5 books and 5 films then your read them 20 times. Though my guess is that by the time you
have read/seen them 5 times, you WILL get other films or books.

So the exact rules would be the following:
- Every film counts as long as they have at least voice or subtitles in the TL
- If it lasts approximately 45 minutes (a show/series) it counts as half a film. If it lasts for more than three
hours it counts as two films. I think the bot counts 90 minutes for a film.
- If you want to use podcasts or audiobooks, 1 hour and a half is the equivalence of 1 film.
- Every book counts. And 50 pages is considered one book, which means that if you read a real book of 500
pages, you have already read 10 of your 100 books!
- You can do fiction or any other material – a documentary on whales, or a book about gardening works just
as well as a novel.
- You can see the same films/read the same books again and again
- With parallel books you count the pages in your TL – minimum 50 pages to make it count as a book.
- A manga counts as 5 manga pages = 1 book page.
- Poetry/librettos count as 1/3 of a page
- A children's book with large letters, pictures and few words on every page you count 5 pages as one page.   
If that seems unfair use your best judgment.

- You can be at any level when the challenge starts.
- The material covered for this challenge can be counted and done in parallel with both the 6WC and the
Tadoku challenge (so if you participate in all three you could at one point count the same book three times :-)
- If you want to join later than May1st 2014 you are welcome to do so.
- If you do L-R it is up to you whether you want to count it as reading (in which case 50 pages would count as
one book) or if you want to count it as film, in which case 1 hour and a half would count as one film.


But the most important thing about this particular challenge, is that you do this for yourself, and any material
you cover which you would not have covered had you not participated in this challenge – means success.



So ladies, gentlemen and minors: Let the registration commence, and let not the best man win: Let as many
of us as possible win :-)

SUPER CHALLENGE REGISTRATION BOT

Edited by Solfrid Cristin on 02 May 2014 at 12:43pm

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Solfrid Cristin
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Winner TAC 2011 & 2012
Senior Member
Norway
Joined 2715 days ago

4144 posts - 4801 votes 
Speaks: Norwegian*, Spanish, Swedish, French, English, German, Italian
Studies: Russian

 
 Message 2 of 195
19 April 2014 at 4:27pm | IP Logged 
LANGUAGE: Russian

CHALLENGE: Full

CURRENT LEVEL: A2

COMMENTS: My level was too low last time, I am hoping to succeed this time, and look forward to seeing
many participants join inn!!!



Jeffers
Senior Member
United Kingdom
Joined 2290 days ago

2151 posts - 1796 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: Hindi, Ancient Greek, French, Sanskrit, German

 
 Message 3 of 195
19 April 2014 at 4:58pm | IP Logged 
LANGUAGE: French

CHALLENGE: Full

CURRENT LEVEL: A2/B1

COMMENTS: The last SC opened my eyes to the benefits of reading even when it's a struggle. I finished the full challenge in films but didn't manage to finish the half challenge in reading. This time I expect to finish both as full challenges, and I'm really looking forward to it! I have a small stack of books waiting for me, and I've been recording several TV series off TV5.

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LANGUAGE: Hindi

CHALLENGE: Half

CURRENT LEVEL: A2/B1

COMMENTS: I've been learning Hindi on and off for a long time. I have a large set of Hindi books, arranged on a shelf in order of difficulty. I didn't do very much with Hindi during the last SC, but this time I hope to do more.

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LANGUAGE: Ancient Greek (hoping Surrealix can add this one)

CHALLENGE: Half

CURRENT LEVEL: A2? God knows, but I don't!

COMMENTS: I'm going to see if I can read the New Testament in Greek during the course of the SC. I used to read Ancient Greek very intensively, it could take many hours to get through a single chapter, and so I've probably only read about 10-15% of the New Testament. This time I'm going to read it extensively, and see how it goes. My Greek NT has 895 pages, so this would get me just under 18 books. As to films, I guess I won't be completing that half of the challenge for this language! (It is possible to download the audio of the Greek NT, but the accent is such a strong American accent that I couldn't stand listening to it).

Edited by Jeffers on 19 April 2014 at 6:09pm



daegga
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Austria
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Speaks: German*, EnglishC2, Swedish, Norwegian
Studies: Danish, French, Finnish, Icelandic

 
 Message 4 of 195
19 April 2014 at 5:02pm | IP Logged 
LANGUAGE: Swedish

CHALLENGE: Full

CURRENT LEVEL: B2 reading / B1 listening

COMMENTS: need to work on those listening skills

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LANGUAGE: Danish

CHALLENGE: Half

CURRENT LEVEL: B2 passive / B1 active

COMMENTS: just want to log that too as I'm sure I would complete the film part anyway
without trying ... Danish movies and TV series are just amazing :)

Edited by daegga on 19 April 2014 at 5:02pm



YnEoS
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United States
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472 posts - 419 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: German, Russian, Cantonese, Japanese, French, Hungarian, Czech, Swedish, Mandarin, Italian, Spanish

 
 Message 5 of 195
19 April 2014 at 5:24pm | IP Logged 
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Edited by YnEoS on 01 May 2014 at 6:16am

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hjordis
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209 posts - 54 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: French, German, Spanish, Japanese

 
 Message 6 of 195
19 April 2014 at 5:30pm | IP Logged 
LANGUAGE: French

CHALLENGE: Full

CURRENT LEVEL: B1 reading A2 listening

COMMENTS: Have to work on that listening! I have some things I'm going to watch with
subtitles to start out, and then I'll watch some familiar shows dubbed before tackling
unfamiliar stuff.


LANGUAGE: Japanese

CHALLENGE: Full

CURRENT LEVEL: B1 listening, A1 or A2 reading

COMMENTS: The opposite of my French. Despite having collected far too many books that I
need to start reading, I struggle with it. I also have some shows I want to re-watch
and a few movies I still want to see.


LANGUAGE: Spanish

CHALLENGE: Half

CURRENT LEVEL: A1

COMMENTS: This is more for tracking than anything, and because I'm going to Peru in a
year and need to prepare.


General comments: Super excited. I have a plan to get through it all, so hopefully I
stick to it for the most part. I'll be doing monthly updates on twitter(it's my blog
account and I hope to have followers to not bother within 20 months) and posting here
more frequently with titles and maybe some reviews.



rdearman
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881 posts - 942 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: Italian, French, Mandarin

 
 Message 7 of 195
19 April 2014 at 6:06pm | IP Logged 
LANGUAGE: French

CHALLENGE: Full

CURRENT LEVEL: A2

COMMENTS: I'm really glad to join this challenge for the first time. I've got a ton of material to use and just needed the motivation and kick in the pants to get going. I'm hoping to exceed the 100/100 !

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LANGUAGE: Italian

CHALLENGE: Full

CURRENT LEVEL: B1

COMMENTS: I watched the entire 7 seasons of "Carabinieri" last year without sub-titles, and it really helped my vocabulary and grammar. I'll be re-watching this series, and got a ton of books from friends when visiting Rome so I hope to manage a full challenge here too. I've come to the conclusion that subtitles are a crutch I need to do without.

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GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE PARTICIPATING!


Edited by rdearman on 19 April 2014 at 7:01pm



rlnv
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United States
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Speaks: English*
Studies: French

 
 Message 8 of 195
19 April 2014 at 6:39pm | IP Logged 
LANGUAGE: French

CHALLENGE: Full

CURRENT LEVEL: A1/A2

COMMENTS: I will be starting with some easy readers and progressing into other material as I go. I have a Kindle with a French/English dictionary and that will help. I've already downloaded books ranging from early reading books to the classics. I am so ready!





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