What is your form your learning foreign languages ? Do you learn for example 2 languages(english,deutsch) in the same learning-form or you concentrate on the onc language ?
I learn just english with all possibilities and prepare for the international exam.When I´ll finish the exam,so I gonna learn deutsch on 100 percent.
What kind of learning you prefer?
I’m always interested in learning how others learn, so I’ll bump this to the top.
I learned Spanish by itself, then I started French, and later I add Mandarin. I’m currently doing French and Mandarin together, although my French is considerably better, because I learned more of it. In addition, it’s rather similar to both Spanish and English.
@Slugger: “…Do you learn for example 2 languages(english,deutsch) in the same learning-form or you concentrate on the onc language?..”
That’s an excellent question. Some polyglots (like Prof A. Arguelles) contend that you can build a strong foundation in several languages at once. Other experts (like Luca Lampariello) say that it is better to focus on just one (or at most two) at any given time. I think this is what Steve says too?
I guess it depends on the amount of time you can devote to the task? For most people the realistic maximum would probably be having two languages as a main focus during any one period of time, IMO.
I belive that you need to find the best way to learn differents languages.
I have been learning english for a long time and this year I was forced to learn spanish because in my job it’s necessary. I tryed to do the same with spanish just reading and listening a lot however it does not worked.
Methods and approaches are constantly developing we must always suit the changes and not be afraid to try.
Today I found the way to learn better than before, but I did things that doesn’t worked, I made mistakes, I was very frustrated until that happened.
@thebrazilianpolyglot I understand completely I was like that with Spanish until this year and now I doing better. Good for you.
I studied English (C1), French (B2), Spanish (A2), Russian (A1), Mandarin (B1). But I never study two languages at a time. Mostly I study because of an upcoming visit, or after a visit of the country, or just out of interest. Sometimes I lose motivation, and I switch to a different language. Later I may come back. For other languages than the mentioned five I lack motivation. I prefer to become better in my “old” languages. There is still a lot to learn.
I try learn german,cause when I will be have some certificate from english language (surely i wanna the CAE certificate,so will be heavy a little bit)
so i wanna learn german language.I detected one perfect feature that when I can speak english language quietly good so german is simmilar as a second language what i learn.So good hah
Sorry for my grammar english :).
My learning schedule is roughly 90% reading about learning languages, 5% daydreaming, 4% tea drinking and 1% actual work.
I’m on course for practical fluency around 2089.
“My learning schedule is roughly 90% reading about learning languages, 5% daydreaming, 4% tea drinking and 1% actual work.”
That sounds about right Add to that that I’ll decide to do some tutoring and corrections on various websites and I end up spending more time talking about language and teaching French than learning Esperanto Otherwise, I like to focus on reading and watching TV shows in my target language a lot and I try to make opportunities to go live abroad as much as I can (I spent a whole summer working in England and nearly a year backpacking in Australia when I was learning English).
“90% reading about learning languages”
Yes, that’s my biggest problem, too.
Any method is better than the idle speaking about the methods and a futil attempt to find a magic key for the sudden acquisition of the foreign language.
You have just to be patient enough and find time as often as possible for your language study.
What about the number of the languages - if you have enough time, you can study simultaneously several languages, but it will be better if only one of them is in the beginner level because the beginner level needs a special time and concentration.
@evgueny40: “Any method is better than the idle speaking about the methods and a futil attempt to find a magic key for the sudden acquisition of the foreign language. You have just to be patient enough and find time as often as possible for your language study.”
How true these statements are. This post should be required reading for anyone who wants to learn a language.
How I don’t have time and I can’t use a lot MP3 to listen, that is essential.
I catch a text and I write, I don´t print, I prefer write it. I go accentuating the words I don’t know and the words I don’t know pronounce below I put the words and then the translation according to the text, and also the pronounce according to the dictionary Michaelis pocket I carry then once in a while here in my job or if I’m stopping somewhere, I catch and I read mentally, if don’t give to say it loud
Feel free to add me on skype if you would like to practice English or Portuguese!
Feel – sinta-se (fiil)
Add – adicionar (aed)
Practice – praticar (pr´aektis)
after this if I’m picking up the texto of Lingq or other space, you can also follow verbally the lesson, when you fell a little confidence, this also many times.
other thing I did, and I need to do again
little papers so: Feel – sinta-se (fiil)
only referring to the knife, spoon, microwave and put where are the same.
then always I go pick something and I pass next papers and I repeat the word, it will already be with pronunciation and translation this would be a flash card the real life, I apply.
other thing, use the words you already know.
speak yourself using them
the words, the expressions
even it it is mentally in his mind the words you already know, replace the Portuguese to English.
se pensar HOJE VOU DORMIR CEDO… e voce só sabe as palavras HOJE=TODAY, DORMIR=SLEEP, voce pensa: TODAY VOU SLEEP CEDO
**I’m beginner and I know here have many mistakes
Please correct me.