wikiHow to Learn Several Languages at a Time

Some people want to go to other countries and know that there are a few languages they'll need to know to be well understood. To learn, some people read a lot of books, others watch films and some of them just communicate a lot. How is this true? What helps to learn a few languages at once? How to learn several languages at a time? I suggest a few easy steps. For someone it may seem easy, others hard, uninteresting or difficult.

Steps

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    Understand why you are learning these languages. Evaluate if it's absolutely necessary to learn multiple languages at the same time, or if you can put all the effort into just one language and reap good enough rewards.
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    Take books of these languages (with dictionary).But don't learn everything with those books, because it is a very tiring and takes a lot of time.
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    Listen to audio. Music, audiobooks, news, TV shows, and other media can help you learn pronunciation. Repeat what you hear.
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    Collaborate these languages words. Maybe there are some words which have same meaning in other languages. Be aware of similarities in words, because you will probably mix them up.
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    Study each language at separate times. It is advised to study a language twice a day, so be prepared to set aside four (or more) total sessions each day.
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    Picture each language as a separate 'box'. When you find yourself mixing up the languages you are learning, put the right words in each mental box to keep them separate.
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    Separate personas! Attach a personality to each of the languages you are learning so that they FEEL separate.
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    Communication is the key . Communicate with people who speak each language, so it will be easier to learn the language.
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    Research the culture and history of the country or countries that speak the language you are learning.
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    Remember why you are learning these languages! Keep your goals in mind. There will be hard days, and you will need to push through them and keep moving forward.
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    Traveling abroad to the countries whose language(s) you are learning is an often extremely effective learning method.

Warnings

  • Learning multiple languages at once will most likely slow down the learning process, not speed it up. It is not a shortcut!
  • Attempting to learn multiple languages could cause problems in the future, because no matter how separate and distinct the languages may be, you may end up permanently mixing the two.

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