Learn two languages simultaneously... Easy or Confusing ?
Hi everyone ... I want to learn Italian & French i thought it would be easy to start with Italian and pick french later after a year or so .. but I noticed that many users are learning more than one language at the same time with a relatively good level, which makes me wonder, how do you do it? is it easy enough without confusing the vocabulary? or should i first reach a certain level of practice before starting french (or any other language) ?
let me know your though/experience whether you succeeded or failed, and if you had any difficulties.
Personally, I had to get about midway into my tree before I could start working on another language sucessfully, but try whenever you feel comfortable. I don't feel like confusing them is that big of a problem, mainly, it tends to happen when I've been practicing one language and I switch to working on another pretty quickly, it usually takes a minute or two to get my brain back on the right track, but before that I end up cycling through French, German, and Spanish till I find the right one (which isn't very helpful when you are trying to do a timed practice ;) ) Good luck if you do decide to try French, it really is a fantastic language!
I finished the Spanish tree and then started French, which I'll finish next week.
I found it easier to do them one at a time. I'm sure this will vary depending on who you talk to though.
Once I finish my French tree I'm going to go all-in on Spanish for 2 months because I have a trip to Spain in May and I want to be able to understand spoken Spanish better. Once that trip is over I'll go all-in on French for a trip to Provence in July. I don't think I'll ever be able to understand rapidly spoken French unless I move to France, but at least I'll be able to read it and speak it slowly.
It really up to you and if you can handle it. It depends on each person. ^^ Like for me, I'm learning five languages! Sure, I have my focus on some more than others, but I do study them all. I'd say, if you can handle learning two at the same time, go for it. If not, then just learn one for now. ^^ Good luck~
French and Italian are similar in many ways (I'm French and I can usually read Italian even though I'm a beginner). I actually think learning both at the same time could help you make some clear distinctions rather than confuse you. I guess I wouldn't advise people to learn fifty languages at the same time, but two is far from overwhelming. It's better to try and see for yourself. Good luck.