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This is the first Listen Every Day challenge, with strong inspiration from the Read Every Day Challenge here
Officially, the challenge will run from July 1 to Aug 31, but feel free to post as much or as little as you want until then.
So what is it? This is a place to set your own goals for listening, and to share what you’re listening to with all of the rest of us! I plan to challenge myself to listen to something every day (even if it’s small), but everyone should set their own goals. This will be a positive, encouraging space to share and get advice from each other, or just to keep a study log for yourself. Make it into something that works for you!
So I am blatantly stealing the following stuff from the read every day challenge, but I think it captures the vibe. (Thanks @windupbird please don’t sue me for copyright infringement)
Why is this challenge so special, or what makes it unique? Well, we think it’s a combination of the short/limited time frame, the habit-focused (versus output-focused) approach to the goal of “listening more,” and a general atmosphere of camaraderie and community spirit! I hope by joining this challenge we can all get more comfortable with listening!
Whether you are an expert or just starting out, everyone is welcome to participate in this challenge! To quote windupbird quoting @Redglare (lol):
want to spend time more time listening
want to improve their comprehension
want to hold themselves accountable and have a place to document their progress
simply want to join in on the challenge!
Time frame: July 1 - August 31
This is the “official” recommended time frame, but late starters are absolutely welcome! You can start and finish your personal challenge at any point during that time, and shorten or lengthen the challenge to the time period that works best for you.
Your listening materials can be whatever you want, anime, podcasts, youtube videos, audiobooks, TV, JLPT listening quizzes - you name it, anything goes as long as it is something in Japanese “Listening” can be interpreted creatively, if that helps keep you motivated!
Some forum threads devoted to listening recommendations
A calendar template also taken from windupbird! They're really nice! You can use these to keep track of the days you listen, if you decide to follow the "every day" part
To use, reply to this post, click the “quote whole post” button (little speech bubble), and copy/paste the part below into whatever post you desire:
The next reply to this post will be a participant wiki, if I can figure out how to do that! You can add yourself to the wiki, and link to your main post, if you’d like.
I don’t think I’m trusted enough to do it myself, so hopefully I can get some help from the mods…