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  1. It is quite possible to learn two or more languages at the same time, as long as there is motivation for this. Each new language you take on will require less time and effort to master. By the way, contrary to stereotypes, learning a foreign language always has a beneficial effect on the native language proficiency, as it increases the flexibility of thinking and self-expression.

  2. Take your time. It is advisable to know one of the languages at least at an intermediate level before starting to learn a second foreign language. Why? Because this is exactly how positive interference can be achieved. By the time you reach an average level of English proficiency, you will already be fairly confident in it; you will know for sure that the word care is English, and not Spanish, for example. In addition, it is better to focus on one language first, and not spread out into 2, 3 or more.

  3. From personal experience: this is terrible.

    In London, I went to an English private school only in the second and fourth years. 3rd and 5th grade according to the Russian system, respectively. In 3 (5 in England), I was not forced to go to Spanish, since I was listed as an external student at the school at the Russian embassy, which means I learned my native and foreign language. For six months in the English environment, I never learned the language. Then we moved to Russia for a year. In the 5th (7th) grade, it was already necessary to go to additional classes. language. As a result, the worst academic performance in English and French in parallel. Called to the director. She is a smart woman and understands that three languages are too much for a heavy load. She allowed me to pass the French exam in advance and not go to it again + she assigned me a teacher for additional English for free.�

    Moral: don't learn multiple languages at the same time. There will be porridge, and most importantly it is not necessary. Better with a deep dive than running on the surface.

  4. I tried to do this, but I was disappointed with the result. First, since twice as much information is “included”, it becomes difficult to keep it all in your head. And you also need to have connections with associations, here already in the second place: a wild confusion begins in the head. You can simply forget and / or confuse which word is from which language and what it means. I think that's all, because these two factors make it difficult to continue learning two or more languages at the same time.

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