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Is it effective to learn two languages at the same time?

Is it effective to learn two languages at the same time? I am planning to learn Japanese and German.

September 21, 2017

7 Comments


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I think it really depends on your own learning style. Some people can learn multiple languages at once, while others can barely focus on one. Everyone's different.

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/betarage

Yes but it takes more time

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/chaered

Sure. Sometimes you hit a speedbump with one, and then you can switch to the other one, instead of switching to doing something completely different.

September 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/painai2

Japanese and German are so different, I don't see a problem at all.

September 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Ondtogviltonsket

Good choice, those are cool languages. I'd also like to teach myself Japanese, it's awesome!

Well, I think that it hinges on two main points, motivation and time. It's good to bear in mind that the former besides the grammar, it still has the specific characters Hiragana Katakana and Kanji... So if you have time to dedicate to learning both... Go ahead and Good Luck!

I was studying three but I decided to focus on two only, cause I confess sometimes it ends up getting tiring when you practice certain subjects every freaking day over and over again... So, motivation is very important for this process!

September 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Azure_Waters

It depends on the individual. I was learning French and German simultaneously and people would ask me if it was tough. I would say no because the two languages have a different phonology so I would not mess it up. But, alas, we are all different! Viel Gl├╝ck! :)

September 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss

How much time do you have each day for language learning?

Do you want to share 50:50 betwen both languages or 2/3-2/4 and rest of 2/4 or 1/3 for the other language?

September 22, 2017
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