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How Many Languages Do You Work On At Once?

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I think I'm developing a style of having one main language I'm working on along with a few I'm working on less intensely. For all you people who like to work on multiple languages at once, what's your favorite method and how many do you work on at once?

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/CosmoKaiza
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Spanish, German and Dutch. But like my German is already in a good level and I learn it at school, I don't really use Duo for that. And I am not in the mood for Dutch so I am almost using Duo for Spanish :)

My method is different for each language ;

I feel bad for not using Duo for German so I watch youtube videos in German (mainly Let's Play) and TV shows.

For Dutch I have a notebook where I write all the Tips and Notes and the vocabulary I don't understand.

For Spanish I just do the tree and I am lucky to have a lot of spanish speaking friends so I text them in Spanish when I can.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chilvence
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I have to admit, the only reason I chose to take on so many languages was purely out of flippant curiosity - I try, I get bored, I move on, I learn something new, I come back....

I don't have any concrete reason to focus on any language at all. For me, the only language I really consider a challenge, the only one I want to learn before I am dead is Chinese - I'm pretty blase about languages but Chinese is a language that has so many different challenges that to me it is irresistible. But I grew up exposed to so many different languages that I have time for pretty much any. I don't consider time spent studying any language as wasted - it always comes back and helps you in ways you would least expect.

So in answer to your question, is it Wednesday? Well, Wednesdays I usually wake up, have breakfast and go to work. But if I happen to meet someone French.... then I would probably spend the rest of my day studying French. Then roll on the next day... Do I understand everything yet? No? Well.. I guess there is more work to do...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DougB123
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I try to do at least one lesson for each one a day but if I don't have the time for one or two, then I start them first the next day before repeating the others.

If too much time passes between lessons in a language, I make sure to "practice" the basics and the last lesson I completed in that language to refresh my memory before starting the next lesson in the course. I also like to skim the lesson notes and tips for that language really quickly again before starting a new lesson in that course.

So far, this approach has worked well to help keep them organized and I'm pleased with the pace of progress.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brittalexiswm

I make sure to space the lessons and reviewing out between Swedish and German. For instance, I am doing Swedish in the morning, and German at night. And when I get better in Spanish, it will only be used at work, and practiced on my breaks and such.

I make sure to listen to lots of audio, including songs. Once I get the lyrics to the songs down, I can sing them, which helps with pronunciation.

Another thing I do is to make sure I have seperate accents for each. I have a strong American Midwestern accent, but I refuse to speak in any of these languages in my normal tone. I also have a "personality" I feel comfortable in, in each language.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PatrickOsa
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Interesting. I also end up developing different accents with each language I do (with the exception of a few), in order to keep me on track what language I'm using, though most of my accent development happens unconsciously.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/slatour
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I try and do 1-5 lessons in each language every day, for maybe a half-hour before and after work. Sometimes I will do each language in sequnce, and other times I will switch between them one after another. I have finished French and German, so now I just keep them golden, and I am focusing on finishing Spanish while taking it nice and slow with the others (keeping all skills golden and only taking one new lesson per day max). I plan on adding Greek and Hebrew when they come out, and maybe Klingon for fun (actually, it's all for fun).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/muddycat160

i have signed up for spanish, german, italian and french, but the only one i have worked on is french. when i get my french tree done i will most likely go on to german and so on

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PatrickOsa
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Hmm...my learning style with the languages I'm learning varies across my main priorities, of which are German, Dutch, Greek, and Latin.

With German, I've begun to move away from Duolingo to look for other resources (mainly music), and I've now focused myself more into expressing German than simply learning it.

With Dutch, I've mainly begun practicing speaking with people, though I'm still using Duolingo to build on my knowledge.

With Greek, I've been using a notebook since around October, in order to keep track of any vocabulary or grammar rules I am uneasy about. I'm using the Greek -> English course on Duoingo while I wait for the reverse course to release.

With Latin, since I'm learning it in school, I also have notes about vocabulary and grammar rules.

With the rest of the languages I'm learning, it's mainly just studying on here, but with varying intensity.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sunbeam42
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Thanks everyone for replying so far! I was concerned at first that I was gonna get a lot of "Don't study more than one language at once!!!"s instead of getting peoples' experiences. I always enjoy studying more than one at once, and it seems that the more I study at once, the better I get at learning the others, too!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BonBonChat
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Like 6 or 7: o

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sunbeam42
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Yeaaaa the best way to do it!! :)

2 years ago