Participation
in Listening challenge, February 2018



60 minutes
1.0h

Chinese Learning Online. level 4 lesson 183 and all activities. Conversation language. Strengthens my listening because although I can understand 90%, I have to maintain concentration for 7 minutes which I find hard.

30 minutes
0.5h

Popup Chinese: one elementary, one intermediate. Short dialogues but very fast and natural

40 minutes
0.67h

Chinese Learn Online level 4 lesson 182, did all activities which also help with speaking

40 minutes
0.67h

Chinese Learn Online level 4, lesson 181. Listened again. Checked with transcript and translation. Surprised how much I had missed. This is a very comprehensive website for learning and reinforcing what you have learned. www.chineselearnonline.com

40 minutes
0.67h

Listened again to a uni of iowa intermediate audio. Got it this time. Experimented with lower levels 3 and 4 of Chinese Learning Online. Level 3 has a lot of English but useful vocabulary. Level 4 has very little English and suits me.

30 minutes
0.5h

Chinese Learn Online CLO: level 5 first lesson. Could understand 80% but couldn't keep concentration for full 6 minutes. Will try level 4 next to build listening skills from vocab that I know.

45 minutes
0.75h

https://collections.uiowa.edu/chinese/0_intermediate/intermediate_unit01.html Simple topic, clearly spoken. But a good variety of vocabulary. I needed to guess the meaning of some phrases. Listened several times until I could understand 90%. This is a good level for me so will try this site again.

60 minutes
1.0h

Fluentu: watched 2 videos without reading subtitles. Too fast for me. Couldn't hear many words. When I read the text some sentences were easy and I should have been able to hear them. So I went back to a song clip I had looked at before and sang along. Will try more songs in future.

60 minutes
1.0h

slow chinese: 157 版权问题. Interesting topic although could only understand the main idea at first. Very useful phrases to learn so I will review this several times.

20 minutes
0.33h

popup chinese: intermediate Slacking Off. I love popup chinese for learning authentic language. It helps with listening for detail and also it's good to practice listening to short bursts of fast speech.

30 minutes
0.5h

Fluentu: review vocabulary. To make this a listening exercise I listen to the clips with my eyes closed before I do the vocab test. For me this is much harder than reading the sentence and guessing the word.




Challenge time progress:100.0%
Goal progress:108.4%
Score7.59
Rank1st
Hours reported7.59
Goal7h