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Re: How many?

Postby Sobekhotep » Sat 25 Apr 2009 11:05 pm

Jayan wrote:How long per day (if you're studying every day) should you study for each language?

I'd recommend at least 15 minutes daily, but no more than 2 hours. Too much studying takes the fun out & it makes your brain hurt. :)
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Re: How many?

Postby Jayan » Sun 26 Apr 2009 3:14 am

Sobekhotep wrote:
Jayan wrote:How long per day (if you're studying every day) should you study for each language?

I'd recommend at least 15 minutes daily, but no more than 2 hours. Too much studying takes the fun out & it makes your brain hurt. :)


How does one utilize those 15-30 minutes to the greatest effect?
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Re: How many?

Postby Sobekhotep » Mon 27 Apr 2009 10:29 pm

Jayan wrote:How does one utilize those 15-30 minutes to the greatest effect?

Well, I think different people will have different opinions. I believe that learning sentences and phrases is the best use of your time.
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Re: How many?

Postby ILuvEire » Tue 28 Apr 2009 9:06 am

Sobekhotep wrote:
Jayan wrote:How long per day (if you're studying every day) should you study for each language?

I'd recommend at least 15 minutes daily, but no more than 2 hours. Too much studying takes the fun out & it makes your brain hurt. :)

I agree. I study a minimum of 15 minutes, and a maximum of 1 hour every day. I also try to write as much as I can in that language, so any notes I write to myself will be in the target language.
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Re: How many?

Postby SamD » Tue 28 Apr 2009 6:52 pm

I think one at a time is usually easiest, but if you start to deal with wanderlust (like I often do), sometimes it can be helpful to add another one. Even then, I figure it's best to wait until you've been studying the first language for at least some months or a year.
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