https://www.duolingo.com/veica

Learning two languages at the same time

I was wondering how smart it is to learn two languages simultaneously: for instance, I'm interested in Italian and French ( and my Italian is on a higher lever). Or is maybe smarter approach to focus on one then another? Thank you in advance.

September 3, 2013

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/kkandyman

there can be an issue of confusing them together especially due to the fact they may share many root words. But this can vary from person to person.

September 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/CaptainOwl

Hi, I won't answer on this post. There are enough like this Just type "Learning two languages at the same time" in the search and you'll find lot's of discussion about this. Good luck reading ;)

September 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/veica

I know, I did google a lot, but I'm still not sure :) thanks anyway!

September 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/CaptainOwl

I wasn't talking about a search in google but a search in duolingo. Click on "discussion" then you see the search bar. http://www.duolingo.com/comment/518618 =)

September 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Julia.s.h

I am learning three languages and I find that very interesting. Of course it needs more time ,more effort but it is awesome. None of them my home language nor English so in fact I learn four languages ;) good luck everyone .

September 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta

¡Eso es increíble!

September 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Estick

As long as you're enjoying it, I'd recommend it. If you look up Polyglotism on Wikipedia, several polyglots actually recommend studying more than one language at a time. Alexander Arguelles, a polyglot who is fluent in approximately 36 languages recommends that you read text aloud. I used to only do this when it prompted me to but now I try to read each answer aloud before or after I answer it. I've found it helps me. Also I try to give myself a little time between learning different languages to let what I've learned sink in and not confuse myself.

September 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/veica

Thank you so much for your answer! I can see you're progressing really nice... how do you feel about your french since you're close to finish your tree? :)

September 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Estick

Thanks... I'm happy that I've completed this much but at the same time kinda don't want it to end. I guess I'll have to start doing the translations on here a lot more once I get finished with the skill tree.

There's also a pretty cool podcast called "News in Slow French" that I like to listen to. It's just like it says, it's news spoken really slow, in French. I read somewhere that even if you don't understand a lot of what's being said, you are still learning. If you hear a few words here and there, even if you don't remember what they mean, you are recognizing words, which is part of the learning process. http://www.newsinslowfrench.com

September 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Julia.s.h

Thank you for this link ! Helpful .

September 7, 2013
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