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

Can you switch between languages you're learning but still maintain the level you're at?

What I mean is, is that I'm using French a lot and it's starting to see repetitive, what if I did German for right now or say I did German every odd day of the week while I do French every even day of the week, would I still maintain how good I'm at in my French level without it dropping?

May 22, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pguadagnini5994

yes you should keep your progress. I tried doing italian and spanish at the same time but did not lose level in either.

May 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1Jmevd4r

Well you will keep your progress but might get confused between languages.

May 22, 2017

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

Try it. Find out.

I am currently alternating 2 languages on a weekly basis. Sometimes I need a day or two to adjust myself back to the language I have just switched to, but overall I am progressing and improving in both.

I tried alternating 3 languages over a 3 day period, but found it worked best (for me) if I made sure to do a single maintenance lesson of the two which weren't on an on day, as well as doing quite a few (5+) lessons of the one I was working on, on that day. How it goes for you may differ.

May 22, 2017

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

You will keep your Level/XP, but the skills will weaken (and Fluency will drop - but just ignore Fluency). The skills weakening just reflects how memory works - you need to jump back on and strengthen again occasionally.

May 22, 2017

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

Thank you, however, I didn't mean the XP/Level I mean my real life ability of it, while I forget things if I just switch to another course for a while but come back later?

May 22, 2017

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

It is a case of "use it or lose it" as they say.

What you have learnt will slowly fade and needs to be revised:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaced_repetition

May 22, 2017
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