Is there anyone who learn multi languages at the same time
share your golden experiences please :) many people fear learn multi languages because they say :"We might make mistake for the vocabularies or the grammar and we can't handle it!" What's your idea?
I am a polyglot, and I can compartamentalise all my languages' knowledge.
The only real problem I have experienced was when I learnt Dutch - my native language is Afrikaans. It caused so many technical problems, but in the end I managed to overcome them.
At present, I am studying French and Xhosa academically, Greek for interest's sake. I will get back to Polish after I've completed the Greek skill Tree on Duolingo. I also have some sort of desire to continue with my studies in Portuguese.
I don't think I necessarily deserve respect because I'm a ployglot, but I think that we all need to support, motivate, and encourage each other; whether we're learning one language or twenty languages.
But most of all, we need to share our knowledge, skills, observations, and experiences so that everyone can benefit from our adventures and discoveries. This is not just in language-learning but in life in general.
Totally agree with you, Merrowmic. I love languages and I aspire to conquer them one at a time, though I get tempted to learn them all at once. But I realized this causes confusions quite literally. I answered my social studies teacher once in English, Spanish, German, and Korean words all in two sentences! That gave me a good laugh, though I don't think I would like to continually mix my languages too much. That's my knowledge in learning languages, and it's never a waste to stick to learning something to its fullest! ☺Cheers to all Language L♥vers!
She's saying the truth. Look at these users:
Just to name a couple of people.
I did a google search for "learning multiple languages duolingo". The first duolingo comment response was made 3 years ago. Here is what I saw: Questioner: levels 16 and 4 no current streak Responder: 8 languages, max level 16, no current streak Responder: 3 languages, max level 6, no current streak Responder: levels 15 and 4, no current streak Responder: 5 languages, max level 5, no current streak Finally hit a success: "seelian", 5 languages, max level 25, only 2 above level 3 You can't infer too much from such a small sample. It would be wonderful if duolingo made the data available to the user community. We could learn a ton about language learning.
My advice is finish one tree first, then start the next. It's hard work learning two at the same time, and you don't necessarily take it all in as well as if you were concentrating your efforts on just one language, you'll make mistakes and confuse similar spellings.
My other advice is that after you've finished one tree, you should still keep practicing every day until it's really sunk in. When you get to the point where you've finished the tree and are doing nothing but reviews, that's a good time to start a new tree.
That's just what I do anyway. Last month I have been averaging 80xp every day. 50xp in Polish (2 new lessons and 3 practice sessions each day), and 30xp in Russian (all practice sessions - I finished the tree a while back).
This takes up a lot of time though, and if I'm busy with work, or I have less spare time, I'll reduce down to 20 or 30 xp a day, and just choose one language to focus on.
Finally, remember that finishing the tree in Duolingo is not the end for any language. I've learned 3 languages now from Duo (I already knew English and French), and I would like to progress them all to a more advanced level. Once I've finished the Polish tree - probably in January - I think I'll reduce the amount of time I spend on Duo and do more advanced study elsewhere for a while.
It helps when the languages aren't at all the same. I'm studying Ancient Greek, Japanese, and Hebrew, and they don't even share the same characters.
Regardless of the languages, I say go for it if it feels right. You can always take a break from a language or two if it gets to be too much.
It's not a problem if you have confidence in another already or learn some very different languages at the same time at different levels. I've decided to actively learn several and try to maintain a certain knowledge in several more. Grammar confusion is not as great as vocabulary confusion. The only way around that is practice.
I use Duolingo for a lot of my languages but I also chose some that I need to learn outside of Duolingo at the moment. Memrise and Mango have been helpful for that.