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Tyrion101
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United States
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153 posts - 174 votes 
Speaks: French

 
 Message 1 of 5
25 February 2016 at 12:30am | IP Logged 
When I started French I basically grabbed any French thing I could listen to or watch, even if I couldn't understand it, just to have it to hear or see, but I want to be more focused now, and am dabbling in Chinese and want to see how far I've progressed in some way, what do you guys do to test yourselves? I don't have a vocabulary that I could talk to anyone, or even read a short news story yet, but there must be some way of testing myself?
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Rhian
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France
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25 February 2016 at 1:13am | IP Logged 
Try posting on www.forum.language-learners.org as
you might get a few more answers. Of course this
site is still in use but due to various technical
issues an alternative forum was set up and is a lot
more active than this one.
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smallwhite
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Australia
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Speaks: Cantonese*, English, Mandarin, French, Spanish

 
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25 February 2016 at 3:21am | IP Logged 
I bookmark an online test and do it every once in a while. I note down my score and the date, but I don't check my answers, so I can redo the same test later. I try not to remember the questions, and I don't look anything up afterwards, all to allow me to redo the same test later.
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cathrynm
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United States
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Studies: Japanese, Finnish

 
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29 February 2016 at 4:51am | IP Logged 
For Japanese, I take the JLPT every year. It's not perfect, but I feel like if I do any better that's progress. (Though maybe by this measure, I'm kind of stalled.)
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shk00design
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Canada
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Speaks: Cantonese*, English, Mandarin
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29 February 2016 at 3:38pm | IP Logged 
You can watch different TV shows online and on DVDs with English subtitles. After the first few minutes turn off the subtitles if possible and try to follow the dialog. A lot of words in between you don't know you can look them up phonetically (in the case of Chinese using Pinyin).

1 show that is easy to follow is "America's Got Talent" or "Britain's Got Talent". The show has half-dozen versions in different countries. The format is basically the same except you hear people speaking foreign languages like the Chinese version 中国达人秀.


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