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If i'm learning 2 or 3 languages at a time, how should i study or what methods should i use?

Thanks for taking the time to you answer my question.

May 8, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/autumn330

try studying them at different times of the day, or prioritizing one language over the other two, and once you reach the desired level of fluency put more time into the other languages. What languages are you learning? best of luck!

May 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JJPAUL0

I am currently studing japanese , french, hebrew. my french is at a higher level than the other two

May 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kaphinga

Excellent suggestions from autumn330!

I usually have difficulty focusing on more language, unless I have had previous experience with one of the other languages. When I do work on more than one language, one language usually has priority over the other. I practice the more difficult language when I have the energy, and I work on the easier language when I am tired or preoccupied.

Also, I try not to ignore a language for too long. I used to try to touch each language at least once a day, but that is becoming less practical as the number of languages increases.

May 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zena1116

Use flashcards

May 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luqca

... I don't know to be honest. I just keep on keeping on.

May 8, 2017

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    Starting the study session with a quick, easy review of a beginner topic (greetings, etc.) helps when switching between languages. It helps me to sort of switch "modes", otherwise if I jump right into a hard grammar lesson I start blending languages and it gets confusing. 5 minutes of review does wonders.

    May 8, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JJPAUL0

    5 minutes of reviewing so like the bomb to me

    May 9, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/profelevi

    Hey man. I would recommend really coming up with a few goals/priorities for your language learning. Are you really trying to develop fluency in a particular language, or do you just enjoy playing around with them? To get fluent, you're going to need to zero in on one for a bit and focus on that one for several months.

    May 8, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JJPAUL0

    i actually do have goals as a wallpaper lol and its funny you mentioned goals thank for your advice

    May 9, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/profelevi

    Yeah, I think just to concentrate and not to try to do too much. It's hard, though. Best of luck

    May 9, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/piguy3

    If the task is something simple like vocab flashcards, I doubt it matters much. You could probably shuffle them all together with at most marginal negative effects on studying efficiency (assuming you have the relevant language labeled on the English side ;), and the overall effect might even be positive as your general mental linguistic agility will be strengthened.

    If you're studying subtle grammar points, obviously that'll need more lengthy concentrated focus.

    May 8, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SUM_TING_W

    magic my bro

    May 8, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PolyglotPearl

    I usually focus on one language for a few days, strengthening skills and learning new ones, before I move on to the next one (the one that needs the most strengthening), etc.

    May 8, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JJPAUL0

    lol that would be my Japanese thanks for your advice

    May 9, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PolyglotPearl

    : )

    May 9, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/knudvaneeden

    Possible strategy: spend most time on that natural language(s) most interested in, (much) less on others.

    May 8, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JJPAUL0

    thanks for your help didn't expect so many people to notice hope it is helpful to others as well

    May 9, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chilvence

    I've only found myself in the situation I am in by chance, but I'd offer this one pearl of wisdom - I get to a certain point studying a language where I feel saturated and really can't take in any more, at which point I give it a rest and try and do something to take my mind off it. This could be doing some dinner, going for a walk, watching some youtube videos, whatever - the point is, learn how to take the pressure off, give yourself a rest and come back to it later with a clear mind.

    You can only know what you find hard to remember after you have given yourself time to forget.

    The language is not going to go away, it will always be there, but you can make it a lot easier on yourself if you pace yourself, don't try and conquer it all at once, give yourself breathing room and accept that it is lifelong task (which is something not very easy to do when faced with outside pressure and expectations)

    But!

    To answer your specific question, I personally found that jumping from a language I'd had an earful of to a different one that I was curious about fit perfectly into that outlook. When I hit my wall, instead of cooling off by watching TV or playing computer games, which is my habit, I actually found myself just as refreshed by simply switching to a different language and starting from scratch. It is because I was exercising a part of my brain that wasn't temporarily exhausted, it didn't matter that is was more studying, the main thing was that it was fresh input, and it gave me a rest to collect my thoughts while absorbing something new.

    *this is probably the point where I also stopped being considered as 'normal' but let's not talk about that if we don't have to....

    May 10, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JJPAUL0

    BRO! you get a freaking lingot for that pure genius man. tbh experiened what you said yesturday but i didn't pay it no mind because i was working on my japanese and my brain was fried after while so i stopped and watched youtube video {my mind was so relax and calm bro like my brain was happy i took a break } Brian are weird the way they work lmao

    May 10, 2017
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