Learning Multiple Languages Simultaneously

Learning multiple languages simultaneously can seem daunting, but it is actually a lot more simple than people think. In order to learn a language, we must dedicate time and effort in order to gain fluency. The thing is, it is possible to study both of your target languages at the same time.

When I went to university in Venice, Italy, I majored in Mandarin Chinese. All of my classes were in Italian, (my 3rd language), and I wasn't sure how my brain was going to be able to manage the intricacies and nuances of the Chinese language through Italian. The thing is, I was able to pick up Mandarin faster because I was forced to really understand the grammar and vocabulary because I was learning the translations in different languages. I would read the summary in Italian, and then create flashcards in order to learn the Italian translation in Chinese. This helped me spend my time learning and expanding my Italian and knowledge of grammar through a new language. I would write notes in English summarizing the grammar connections between all three languages. It took some getting used to, but at the end of the day it helped me solidify my two non native languages even more.

I enjoyed it so much that I began studying each new language I learned through a previous acquired one. I learned my Japanese grammar and vocabulary through the Mandarin I had studied, and then learned French through Italian! It was amazing how my brain seemed to click when I used a plethora of different languages in order to learn a new one. So, if you are nervous about studying multiple languages at once, have no fear! It is easier than you think and actually fun!
December 10, 2018
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Nola Hayes

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Japanese
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Hello! My name is Nola Hayes and I am from Boulder, Colorado. I graduated with a degree in Chinese and Business with minors in French and Japanese from the Universita' Ca' Foscari in Venice, Italy. I have been a tutor in Italy and China for the past 6 years, and have worked with children as well as adults. I have been working for VIPKid for the past year, teaching children in China through their website. My teaching style is very hands-on, I like to create a lesson plan for each student in accordance with their needs and desires while learning English. I actually learned my conversational Mandarin on Verbling 5 years ago and would love to work for the company that helped me become proficient! Thank you!
Flag
English
globe
United States
time
26
Speaks:
English
Native
,
Italian
C2
,
Mandarin
C1
,
French
C1
,
Spanish
B2
,
Japanese
A2
Hello! My name is Nola Hayes and I am from Boulder, Colorado. I graduated with a degree in Chinese and Business with minors in French and Japanese from the Universita' Ca' Foscari in Venice, Italy. I have been a tutor in Italy and China for the past 6 years, and have worked with children as well as adults. I have been working for VIPKid for the past year, teaching children in China through their website. My teaching style is very hands-on, I like to create a lesson plan for each student in accordance with their needs and desires while learning English. I actually learned my conversational Mandarin on Verbling 5 years ago and would love to work for the company that helped me become proficient! Thank you!
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