Teacher Clayton's Language Log 2020

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Abbreviations for the un-initiated:


GSR Glossika Sapced Repitition (same sentences seen 18 times then poof gone)

GMS Glossika Mass Sentence (50 sentences per mp30

PIM Pimsleur 

RGB zhongwenred.com + files taken from zhongwen green and blue (now defunct) mostly done through anki


Peppa Pig Kids show with lots of dialog, almost non stop. Several studies have been done that show that Peppa Pig is useful for SLA purposes.





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Posts115Likes86Joined18/6/2019LocationSan Jose Del Monte / PH
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How I Glossika / ASSIMIL / LT.IO-ify my Anki cards.


First get this addon: https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/631932779

Secondly get your cards set up to have audio, target language, translation one one side, and a blank back side. Set it to flip and let it go, its that simple. If you want to cram and go longer, open a custom study deck and review ahead or add new cards. If you want listening comprehension checks, just reverse the order. Add audio on the front, target language + translation/romanization on the back. Easy, peasy. 

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Clayton.Henderson wrote:
Hi! I've pivoted from learning Tagalog since I'm already at an OK level. I've started dabbling in Arabic and Hebrew. My plan of action is to learn how I always do... comprehensible input with grammar study on the side.

That's great! My Tagalog was in pretty decent shape about a year ago, then I set conversation aside to finish writing the book, and dropped it completely to devote myself to relearning Swahili. The good news is that my Swahili is the best it's ever been (near B2 imo). The bad news is Swahili drove Tagalog out of my mind, meaning I go to speak Tagalog, and out comes Swahili. They are similar somehow. Anyway, that was a week ago; now I'm back in the US and back on Tagalog, conversing every other day. But Im jealous :)

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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Hah! Living here is the best way to do it. Speaking of kiSwahili, many Kenyans and other Africans love Pinoy teleserye.

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https://youtu.be/TqQ8Jx-RpGs

This girl here for example is trying to learn Tagalog just for soaps.


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Did 53 minutes of hebrew-english bilingual listening reading today. Lazy day but busy with other things. 

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Did 7 lessons of Mango Hebrew today. Nice little break from the heavy input method, bit of a grammatical work out. Mango is a great service, free for many library card holders; but it suffers from hit or miss quality. Some courses are very good, some are not. I recommend the Hebrew one. It moves very fast and isn't as "Pimsleur the PPTX" as I used to call Mango languages.

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Did my first round of flash-cards on Mango Hebrew, again I'm impressed. The course is twice as long as the Mango Tagalog course. I never finished Mango Tagalog. I did the first two chapters (about 12 lessons) before moving on to other things. I may actually see the hebrew course out a lot longer. Will update later. I will do my hebrew-studies while idling waiting for my lovely students to call :)

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I'm 25% of the way or so through the Mango Hebrew course. I'm speaking quite well and manipulating verbs. I plan on doing the Arabic ones in the future and maybe if I have time the Aramaic one just for the holy (pardon the pun) trinity of Semitic languages. The issue with Arabic is always choosing which one. MSA or dialect? If dialect, which? I think I'll settle for MSA and Egyptian, but Levantine would pair nicely with my Hebrew if I ever ind up in Israel. 


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Nice work, my thinking is choose the most widely spoken and recognized dialect.

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My Tagalog/Filipino Language Log: https://languagetools.io/forum/t/3064
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Egyptian dialects account for roughly 1/4th of the Arab world. Which is why its appealing.


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Finished HaShoter HaTov (the good policeman) on netflix. Started Shtisel.


Two days behind on mango and anki. Sleeping a lot lately, feeling kinda drained. Quarantine blues getting me down.

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Did a bit of dabbling today, nothing of note.

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Been doing a lot of Tagalog reading! Now that I have a stylish plug in to make LT.io more friendly you may see me here more often!

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6 25 2020


GUWC 1-8


6 26 2020

GSR F1 Day 1
FSI 1C-1, 1D-1
PIM 1-1

RGB ⁨63⁩ cards ⁨in ⁨11.4⁩ minutes⁩ today (⁨10.86⁩s/card)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In40scSjqco&t=2724s 0:45/1:14
Peppa Pig 1 hour

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6 27 22

GSR F1 Day 2
GSM F1 1-150
FSI 2C-1, 2P-1 (half)

Skipped anki, did not use computer this day.

Did not watch youtube, smart box is on fritz.


For anyone wondering. P tapes are production, D tapes are drills, and C tapes are comprehension.

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7/1/2020


SPO new 100


Went over languagepod101's most frequent Chinese words. Also anki-fied them.


7/2/2020


SPO new 15


Went to ear doctor today, bit of an infection due to wearing headsets all day long.


Class with Ivy.Chao here on languagetools later tonight. https://languagetools.io/profile/89095

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I'm about 500 or so sentences into ZhongWenRedGreenBlue, and have started working on the Chinese grammar wiki deck. Still plugging away. I really ought to record better more interesting logs. The only interesting thing that has happened has been using the plugin AnkiMote which allows me to use my smartphone like a game controller with swipes/buttons instead of sitting at the screen. That + the progress bar addon kind of gamify anki so it isn't too boring. 

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Progressing a bit slower on Anki... i've been spending over an hour a day on it and it gets to be a drag. Anki is fun when you know the content, but when you run into blocks (I'm awful at numbers and dates)... and the same cards pop up over and over and over... it makes it not so fun.

I'm considering suspending those cards.


I've agreed to use teacher Abbey A. here on the website for one conversational class once a week for several weeks. Although she is Chinay her accent is very standard and she got approval from several users I showed her video to. I like her a lot, I've already had one class with her and we mostly discussed PH life but that was weeks ago. My Chinese has really jumped since then, and I've gotten my hands on (re: bought from Amazon) the kindle version of Spoken Mandarin by C. Kubler, its fully in Pinyin and is a mix of dialogues and FSI style drills. I figure I can easily use the book with a tutor as a fall back if I can't carry a conversation.

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Clayton.Henderson wrote:
Progressing a bit slower on Anki... i've been spending over an hour a day on it and it gets to be a drag. Anki is fun when you know the content, but when you run into blocks (I'm awful at numbers and dates)... and the same cards pop up over and over and over... it makes it not so fun. I'm considering suspending those cards.

Sounds like the right thing to do.


wrote:
I've agreed to use teacher Abbey A. here on the website for one conversational class once a week for several weeks. Although she is Chinay her accent is very standard and she got approval from several users I showed her video to. I like her a lot, I've already had one class with her and we mostly discussed PH life but that was weeks ago.

Isn't she great? I've had a couple Chinese classes with her, and tons of Tagalog classes. She is always interesting to talk to, and low pressure.

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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She's super great. Like talking with a friend. We mostly did English and Tagalog with the last chat, but I hope to stick to mostly Chinese in the future. I'm amazed at how her Mandarin and Fujianese skills are given that she is so young! Most Chinese-Filipinos after the Marcos period were forcibly Filipinized, but she managed to maintain good fluency in her Chinese language skills.

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