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Laddering

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I keep reading about laddering but my question is when does one start it. I am on my spanish tree and I haven't finish it yet and once I'm done I will do the reverse tree. Once I'm done with that do I start laddering from the next language I want to study?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/wildfood
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That's how I did it but I suppose there is no set method. But the benefits of answering exercises in your target language (which reverse trees and laddering force you to do) are fantastic!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/csi
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What's laddering?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-Katrina.-
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It's when you learn a new language from another language you're learning, like doing the Spanish for French speakers tree. It helps you learn both languages at once.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/csi
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Oh, I see, thanks for explaining! Sounds like fun!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-Katrina.-
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No problem. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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I think it's entirely up to you, depending on what works for you. Try it and see how you get on. I'm studying German through Russian and French through German even though my German is very elementary, because it works for me. You might find it confusing to start so soon, or you might find it useful. Have a go, that's the best way to see. There's no right and wrong way to do it. If you want to do it now, that's okay, if you want to wait till you've finished your tree, that's okay too :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MadMartigan9
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You could probably sprinkle in some Portuguese from your Spanish right now.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wynrich
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Has anyone tried laddering from Spanish to Italian? I'm considering doing that when I finish the Spanish reverse tree.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tropicalnut
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I'm just trying it, it is really cool. I find myself translating everything to English and then to Italian. So it gives me a heads up, to try think in Spanish. It's fairly hard, but then I don't have to answer to any one :-) I just try to do a lesson a day, I feel it is a very new/different way to work on Spanish. I also have just started the reverse tree and am passed the 2nd test out. I would say just give it a try.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rozzie
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Thanks

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Albrechtion
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Since you have 40 skills left, I would recommend you complete about half of them. Once you have 20 left, that's probably a pretty good place to start.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rozzie
Rozzie
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okay thanks

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RandallBur4

This article discusses use of esperanto for laddering. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propaedeutic_value_of_Esperanto

I think you could probably use the esperanto for spanish speakers course already.

5 months ago