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https://www.duolingo.com/Rachel661772

Anyone doing more than one language at a time here?

If so, how? Thanks!

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Rachel661772

Thanks! How are you able to add languages to your first language, jem24352?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elizabeth261736

Go up to the flag next to your profile, and select "add a new course." Then, select the course that you want to add it.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jem24352

Hello! yes i am doing French German and Spanish and i am currently waiting for Russian to open. I keep a books i write it that's color coded to keep everything in different sections. i'm busy but i've had much more time to study

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jem24352

well, my first language is english , so i love to learn languages that are similar to english. i.e. things like Russian will be much harder for me than German but it's be pretty easy so far. Are you just studying spanish or do you want to study other things

3 years ago

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I learned Spanish to a pretty good level, and then I started learning French for Spanish speakers. Most people say it helps to develop a reasonable proficiency in one language before starting another one. "Reasonable" is going to be up to you, and it will vary from person to person and probably from language to language.

Some people find it helps to study languages that are very different, so they don't easily confuse the languages. For instance, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian might be easily confused if you were a beginner in all three and tried to study them all at once. So maybe study Spanish and German because they are very different.

Some people say it helps to have a specific time of day or location for each language. For example, Spanish in the living room and German in the kitchen. Or Spanish in the morning and German in the evening.

If you want to take on a new language, try it out. If you get confused you can try some of the techniques above or drop the new one for a while until you're stronger in Spanish.

I will say that when you study multiple languages at once, your progress is slower than it would have been if you stuck to just one language. That's common sense but I've seen people comment on it like they were surprised by it.

3 years ago

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Or if you're just asking how to add a new language to your Duo account, go to the home page and click the Spanish circle flag thing at the top of the page. Pick the course you want from the drop-down list and remember to save your changes.

Another way to get to the drop-down list is to click on the "V" by your name at the top of the page, then Configuration, then Learning Language.

Note that if you pick to learn a language from Spanish (or any language other than English), your language(s) that you are learning from English will disappear until you switch back to a language that you're learning from English. Don't panic when they disappear. Your level, XP, and progress in the tree will remain intact even though they're hidden. Duo can only show courses from one base (learning) language at a time.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rachel661772

Thanks a lot, figured it out! ;)

3 years ago