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HI! My name’s Svetlana (Sevil). I want to tell my history of learning language. My English not very well now, but I hope improve it. I was born in Ukraine. My father ukrainian, mother greece (her family immigrated may be 200 years ago). My mom always talking with me in russia but with her family communicate only greece. And my dad had only ukrainian language. Because I think I have two native language-russian&ukranian. When I was 9 years I start to study germane language in the school. Unfortunately, my family forced to move other city after one year. New school does not Germane teacher and I forced to learn English. In Soviet Union for foreign language given little bit attention. Only 45 min in a week or 1 hour sometimes. Lessons were not fun as well. After school I knew alphabet and several phrases.
When I was 15 years I think to learn Spanish.I bought a book for study and learned to write and to read. In Institute I continued to learn English and Spanish but this lessons reminded lessons in my school. I wanted to know foreign language but didn’t how.
Now I know Arabic language because it native language my husband. My children talk with me in Russia, with my husband in Arabic and go to English school. Totally they know three language. But now I think to learn independently English language. I study English independently only four month and this is my first letter. I know that I have many mistakes but this is better than nothing. I many listening and reading and now I wiil to study by LingQ. I’m happy because I see results. I hope I’ll to now English very well. After I dream to study Spanish, French, Greek, Latin. Now I read the book by Steve Kaufmann “The Linguist on Language ”. This is very correct book it help me and give hope.
I interesting can learn languages parallel, simultaneously or better step by step towards the best result? I want to start French but I don’t now may be this is bother me in the study English. Tell me about it, please.

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Great story! Good luck to you on LingQ! You sound like you have a great attitude and will do very well. It’s up to you to decide how you want to spend your time on LingQ. Of course, if you split your time between two languages, you will progress more slowly in both. A more focused and concentrated effort on a single language will produce results more quickly. On the other hand if you are interested in studying multiple languages, that is also fine. The main thing is that you are motivated and enjoy it!

Mark thanks a lot for answer. I wrote same post on forum Steve yet. This is copy. But I don’t know may by it is wrong and do not need copy. You are administrator tell me if this is mistakes, please.
So, I’m doing fitness every day. I bought DVD disk with trainer from France. After 1 hour I knew count till eight and words inhale-exhale, any body parts. This is really fun! I don’t know how but I understand that said trainer. Not all but it is enough for training. Perhaps some words similarity for English words and even Russian!

Hello, Svetlana,
Your story is so amazing!!! I really think you are very good at learning languages:) Russian, Spanish, French are great languages. Especially I like the sound of it. I can understand quite well in Russian, but to read and write - it’s really difficult for me. English from the school times is my second language, it’s not my native speek.
I’m inspired to learn or increase my knowledge in it because of several motives - of course, I needed that during my studies. Secondly, I like to watch movies in original soundtrack, because only then you can understand the most of it’s plot, ideas, feelings and so on. Also, realy like to understand my favourite songs’ lyrics :slight_smile:
I wish you never loose your insipration to learn. I admire such people as you, because you are a real example to me. Thank you!

Hi, sunsmiles!
I was glad to read your post. This is really very pleasantly:-). If I’ll sometime feel laziness and boredom I will be to re-read your letter. It is greater motivation for me and strengthening of internal potential. Thanks a million! If the help, for example in Russian is necessary to you, I’ll glad to help. Good luck!