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  1. Yes, it is. After all, knowing your native language helps when learning a foreign language,since all languages are based on the same principles.As V. P. Belyanin wrote in the book “Psycholinguistics”: “Since by the time of mastering a foreign language,an individual has already,as a rule,firmly established the skills of using his native language, they have a decisive influence on the formation of new skills. There is a so-called transfer of existing skills.”

  2. Yes, because you know the rules of your native language, and when you learn a new one, you look for similarities. It is easier to understand grammar, having a base, if you studied well at school/university/read a lot.

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