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Learning two languages: my thoughts

July 06 at 11:31

Hello all,

I have been randomly thinking about learning two languages, and would love to hear what people think about this. My thoughts are that it really depends not only on the languages themselves, how different they are from each other, but also the goals you have in mind.

E.g. I am thinking of learning Spanish and Italian at the same time, and because I am a heavy input learner for a long time, it almost feels like a benefit to learn similar languages. Whereas if I planned on speaking early in both languages, then I can see how there would be confusion when trying to speak.

So for a heavy input learner, at least for the first long while, learning any two languages should not be a problem, because mixing them up purely when reading and listening is unlikely, as the goal is comprehension. Thoughts?



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