https://www.duolingo.com/joeyvawter0

Too much information?

Do you think there should be a limit on how much time spent on the Spanish tree a night because you can't process it all?? I've been studying about 6-8 hours a night.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

If your boss sent you to Spain or Mexico for work you'd be at it more than that, in all likelihood. ;) I would say that if I were spending six hours a day working on Spanish (which I have done) , not more than half of them would be on Duolingo.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/no.name.42
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I took a class this summer studying a language. It was about six hours of class a day, plus homework. That and the fact that I had to speak and listen to a lot in Spanish took a lot of energy, but I still managed to absorb a lot of it. Just don't forget to do review.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joeyvawter0

Okay so what your saying is do not put all your time and effort into JUST DL.. understood and appreciated!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elizabeth261736

I find that if it starts to feel like too much, it's time to cut back. It's better to do little bits steadily for longer periods of time than to burn yourself out.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dobie42

That's a lot of time! I mean, I don't think you could really spend too much time learning, unless you start to feel physically and/or mentally burnt out. Go until you are comfortable stopping, without stopping yourself too early or too late. Good luck!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joeyvawter0

Its while I'm at work where I just have to sign out and sometimes fuel vehicles. I'm going to be sitting around anyway. I'm a soldier on a deployment in the Middle East. I still do physical training and get proper 8-10 hours of rest everyday if your saying its unhealthy as to that.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Klgregonis
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Well, in general, with almost anything you do or learn, spending too much time at a stretch can cause an attention drop and actually impede your learning. If you are stopping periodically, stretching, doing something else, you might be OK. I would do some reading and listening (which you can do on the web as well), in addition. Try Languagtransfer.org for a change of pace. It's great for Spanish, and they also have an Arabic course.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/puppychoo

Are you kidding, no way should there be a limit on language learning, study as long as you want to but make sure you get enough sleep, there is such thing as studying TOO hard. BTW: Take a break from the computer every twenty minutes, it WILL ruin your eyesight, I didn't need glasses until fifth grade, when I started Duolingo.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ctype.h
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One way to avoid eyestrain while using a computer is to change your focal distance every few minutes instead of constantly staring at the monitor. For example, by looking at your bookcase or something that is not as close as the monitor for a few seconds whenever you are not reading something on the monitor, e.g. while thinking or typing. If you are a touch-typist you don't have to look at anything in particular while you are typing. As a programmer, taking breaks every 20 minutes is not an option, so I use this method for preventing eyestrain, because it would adversely affect my productivity.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_ava_a24

that is sort of unhealthy. Does anyone ever kick you off?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_ava_a24

the computer i mean

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joeyvawter0

Wow okay, so it's definitely do able! I am going to take all this into consideration and continue you to study as much as possible but not all on DL. But with taking breaks in between so I don't get burnt out or bored. ¡Muchas gracias a todos!

3 years ago
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