https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kashif692090

Two Languages at a time

why it is not possible to learn 2 or more languages at a time..?? is it means i am in lack of memory or what

September 5, 2019

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WilliamRen156570

I am currently doing French, German, Spanish, Russian, and Viet Namese. French is too easy because I've studied it in high school and college for years. German is pretty easy because while I never studied it formally, I lived in Germany for 3 years back in the late 80's. Spanish is ok since lots of Americans already speak it and it is one of the easiest languages for a native American speaker to learn. Viet Namese I find VERY hard because Duo doesn't seem to have a very well developed course and it isn't really teaching me nouns, verbs and sentence structure very much at all. I believe learning multiple languages at one time can be done, so long as there is a very high degree of interest and motivate for each language.

September 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pooperscoop54321

I think it is possible, but it takes longer. I think it helps when one is your focus language, and the other you just learn casually. It also helps when you start getting burnt out on your focus language and need a break, that you can just switch to focusing on the other language.

September 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kashif692090

it has been observed that if some body want to be perfect in a language, he must be practice for 5 to 10 years. may be i am wrong, but i think.. its that so

September 5, 2019

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

I think some people have the ability of learning two languages at once but i don't think they know each language as well as if they learned only one fluently before moving on to the next. (wow run on sentence) I don't know i the makes sense

September 5, 2019

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

That is not completely true, there are people that can learn multiple languages at a same time, without slowing the learning process.

September 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kashif692090

yes, you are right, totally agreed with you, so it means there is no problem in my brain.. thank you

September 5, 2019

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

I don't think not being able to learn two or more (or less) languages at once means there is something wrong with your brain

September 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kati673185

i do and i did - several languages at the same time - no problem - a little bit more brain training

September 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kashif692090

may be you are right, but i have a question, how do you manage time for more than 2 languages. seriously, i am totally fail

September 6, 2019

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

You have to split your time in two (three, four...).

September 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kati673185

you have time for everything - if you really want to - but to learn several (or two) languages in the same time - this is only an option - the possibility is open - and you will choose - one other more at the same time

September 6, 2019

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

It is definitely possible. I do the russian course in english though my native language is polish. That way it is possible to learn russian and revise the english at the same time ;)

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kashif692090

but i think, learning more than 2 languages at the same time, you could just able to learn about basics of that language but not a well experienced. for that you just focus on one language at a time

September 9, 2019

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

Hello, I am a French native speaker and I am currently learning Polish (and sometimes other languages) through English. I think I am fluent in English but there are still words I don't know, so it may be a sort of answer to your question. Here is a Yes. As for why I'm doing (learning in English and not French), it's because I find more linguistic ressources to learn Polish in English more than French ones and the explanations fit better in English such as explaining verbs and tenses and differences in grammar. It's a personal choice and plus Duolingo has not created as many languages courses in French as it did in English but I am sure it will come in time ^^

September 7, 2019
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