Yes, I can see the threads in the link above even though I'm not a registered member of the French forum.Tarbaby wrote:Could you try checking out this link to the games on the French language forum, JQ?
They are in Public Space there and I don't think you even have to be registered to the French forum to view them. You won't need to speak French to see what each game is all about.
Hello Linda,linda2 wrote: - One dilemma that I had when starting a couple of weeks ago, was whether to start at the beginning of the course from lesson 1, or jump into the middle and join in with the discussions/get support from my peers.
It's true you won't get much feedback from those who started earlier. There is, of course, the comments of those that preceded you.Duk Lee wrote:Hello Linda,linda2 wrote: - One dilemma that I had when starting a couple of weeks ago, was whether to start at the beginning of the course from lesson 1, or jump into the middle and join in with the discussions/get support from my peers.
If you allow me, please....
One thing pops in my mind is that if you start from lesson 1, you may be quite isolated, not getting much feedback or interaction from the group, until you catch up with the current practice pieces and discussion.
I am in the group D2. I am sure each lesson has its own characteristics and purpose under Mr. Delcamp's intention, but as far as a difficulty level between lesson 1 and lesson now(?) is concerned, I do not see much differences. I suspect that other groups would be in a similar situation.
Whichever group you are in, I would suggest you to jump right on to the current.
Just my thought....
M. Delcamp has fixed this and the games forums should now to visible to all members, though participation is still restricted to online students (for whom they were set up) and mods.JQ. wrote: No, I can't see them. This the message I get clicking JFD'S link:
"You are not authorised to read this forum."
I included this partial quote from Jean-Francois' original instructions as a plea to the more advanced students (and perhaps some kind teachers with a philanthropic bent) to offer more critiques, encouragement, and constructive criticism of the attempts here. Even if you're a level one student, but further along in the lessons, please take a moment to look back and help the students that are behind with any difficulties that they are having. I pledge to do likewise, and have been endeavoring to do so.Jean-François Delcamp wrote:Hello everyone,
Each student can record several or, preferably, all the pieces and exercises which I shall give out for each lesson. After a week to ten days of work, no more, the student will upload his first recordings in a single post.
I ask all students to listen to the recordings of each of the other students of the same level, then to give their encouragement, opinions, and if possible their advice. Then the student, after having received that feedback, can post a second series of recordings taking into account the advice and opinions of the other members of the forum. All advice is welcome, and I am counting on the assistance of all members to help, encourage and advise students and finally to enable them to progress.
Well, I think the thought was that we put out our best effort in the given time. (I too, do multiple "takes" as I actually seem to make more mistakes when the camcorder is "watching" me!) I think it's perfectly normal and good to try and correct what we know is wrong. Getting the material out in the open quickly gives the other participants a chance to expose errors that we tend to miss ourselves, and gives us an opportunity to correct those errors before we ingrain them as habits. Someone's signature on this forum is "Practice doesn't make perfect, it makes permanent." I think that's a wise saying. But all this is only IMHO of course.Jeremy Hickerson wrote: It will be hard to put something out there w/ a bunch of mistakes in it, but looks like we're supposed to.