Juliet Capulet (euphoric1dr) wrote in linguaphiles,
Juliet Capulet
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Keeping up with multiple languages

I know a variant of this question may have been posed in different ways already, but I'm sorry; I can't find those posts!

I'd like to know, what do you all suggest/recommend, if I want to keep up my studies and knowledge/practice of more than one language? I always fear that, for example, if I take classes in one, then I'll lose track and forget things in the other language(s) I'd studied previously.

So for example, I'm currently taking a French class right now, which I love, (and I've studied French in the past so it's not so hard.) BUT, I do want to keep up with my Chinese, and Hindi/Tamil as I'm visiting my family here in India. Is this too many to deal with all at once? Is there a way I can sort of...schedule time for each language, each day? Or should I stagger it, and do for example, Chinese and Hindi one day, and practice Tamil and French the next day?

Just curious to know what your thoughts are on this! None of these languages are new for me, I'm just trying to keep up with them so I can continue to build the fluency and not forget.

I'd love to hear what has worked for any of you all, who've tried to tackle this same problem. Thanks!
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