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Are there any studies which address the effectiveness of studying multiple related languages simultaneously?
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For young children learning similar languages simultaneously usually is not a problem, however for adults this could be a challenging. This mainly depends on the methodology being used, certain ...

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How can I prevent myself from forgetting a language?
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To prevent yourself forgetting the language, you should basically use it on daily basis. Here are few ideas how to do it: use flash cards and keep them visible around your work place, use some ...

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Does having two first languages make you more effective in learning second languages later?
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In general language learners tend to acquire more learning skills which may quicker the progress of learning another language. However efficiency of learning another language largely depends on ...

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How can I avoid learning an incorrect pronunciation due to a word's spelling?
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I think the right way to learn the right word pronunciations is to get the proper pronunciation dictionary (or any dictionary where each word is associated with its dictionary). By dictionary, I mean ...

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Is repetitively studying a proficient subject more efficient?
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The efficiency and speed of learning depends on a number of factors such as the difficulty of the learned material (how meaningful it is), its representation and physiological factors (motivation, ...

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How important is accent for being understood in a given language?
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The accent in terms of phonetic prominence is not so important as dynamic accent (also called pitch accent). So the best is to be natural and not to "fake" your accent (the way you're talking—phonemic ...

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How can I verify my pronunciation without a native speaker?
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I think it's best to learn phonetic letters (consonants, vowels) sounds first by knowing how they sound and how they're written in the dictionary. Then with help of pronouncing dictionary, practise ...

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