How to Learn 3 Languages at Once (My Personal Routine)

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Learning multiple languages at the same time is not something I would recommend

to the average Joe, but the reality is that I'm doing just that, I started

learning three languages at the same time. Hi, my name is Luca from Luca lampariello.com

and today you're going to see how you can learn one, two, three, four or more

languages every single day. So the languages I'm learning right now and

every single day are: Danish, Greek, and Hungarian. There's a specific reason why

I've listed these languages in this order. In fact, every single day I always

start by learning the language in which I have the lowest level. In this case

Danish. I just started learning Danish some three weeks ago, and I consider

myself a beginner. On the other hand, I've been learning Greek for two years and

Hungarian for almost three and I have reached a more or less a lower and upper

intermediate level in these languages, which means that it takes much less effort for

me to learn Greek, or Hungarian for that matter than it does Danish and that's

the reason why I do Danish first.

Establishing priorities is a crucial factor in learning multiple languages at

the same time, because as I said before: time. It's not just a matter of time, we

tend to use this word, to throw this word around, but the truth is there's two

factors which are just as important as time and which are energy and your

concentration. And they're all entangled. The reason why I always wake up early in

the morning to learn languages is because I know that my energy is at its

top in the morning and at its lowest in the evening so that's the reason why my

rule number one for learning multiple languages at the same time is actually

wake up early and hit the books in the language at its lowest level, which is

Danish in this case. Those who've been following me for quite some time

know that I love ASSIMIL, which is a small book, a perfect learning resource

for beginners and I'm using that and I'm applying my bi-directional translation

technique to it, which requires energy and most of all, requires a lot of

concentration, for at least 30 to 40 minutes.

So after spending 30 to 40 minutes learning Danish, I can do a number of

things: I normally organize things so that I can do Greek after doing Danish

so that I can actually kill "two birds with one stone" - actually there's a lot of

birds that you can hear here because we're shooting outside - and the reason

why I as I said I do Greek is because I know it's less than I do Hungarian, but

the good thing is that I can relax a little bit more because I'm not using a

ASSIMIL anymore. I still do listen and read at the same time but sometimes for

example I talk to my ITALKI teachers so it's a different thing I started really

enjoying the language that's the reason why this comes second is because I know

that I have to do it but I also want to do it because it started being fun so on

a normal day I set things up so that I can start working around 9:00 and I

dedicate time to learning Danish and then Greek (before work) but sometimes, like today for

example which is filming day, some days are more intense than others, so when I

have really intensive days I try to make sure that at least I take care of the

"last born" of the family maybe the other one's a little bit like grown-ups and

they think can take care of themselves so to speak. So don't beat yourself up

when it comes to learning multiple languages at the same time, if you can't

learn three languages every single day, that's not the end of the world as long

as you keep learning them on a weekly basis, and the first one - the "newborn" - you

should take particular attention to.

So Danish and Greek possibly in the morning, what about Hungarian? Well, I've

tried to do Hungarian after doing Danish and after learning Greek but I've just

realized that after that, I'm not I'm not able to work because it's a lot of

intense work on languages first thing in the morning and, you know, life gets in

the way, I also have to work, give lessons teach, coaching, writing articles so I

told myself okay so two languages in the morning when I'm fresh, and possibly one

language in the evening. I take language courses language lessons with two

Hungarian teachers and I try to talk to them around 1:00 PM and I rehearse and I

listen to these lessons after after taking these lessons maybe 48 hours

later, possibly at night. So I just distinguished the Danish & Greek routine

in the morning and then Hungarian in the evening. On top of that, I'm also using a

magazine which is called MAGYARUL TANULOK and the reason why my routine

with Hungarian is even more relaxed is because again I have I think I have an

upper intermediate level so I can be even more relaxed and it's what I

normally do to keep my Hungarian going and motivate myself is to you know get

get to go to Hungary on and off I'm going to Hungary in a little bit so

that's more or less how I organize every single day.

One thing that I've been doing for years and it really works wonders

is to keep a logbook. I open the Google Doc and at the end of each learning

session, I make sure that I go to the log book and I write exactly the date what I

did and how long it took me.

Now for this specific project I have created a logbook which includes all

three languages so every single day, at the end of the day, I just copy each

entry and I transfer them into the general logbook so that I can get a

clear picture of what I'm doing every single day for these three languages.

So the trick here is that if every day, at the end of a learning session, you put

your entry, and then you transfer all these entries into the big logbook, you

will see the progress that you're making not in one, not in two, but in THREE

languages, and that's an amazing feeling, just as the feeling that a climber has

when you know halfway he looks back and sees the path that he's covered that's

amazing that's amazing for your motivation because you always have to

remember - and I can't stress this enough - that language learning is a marathon and

learning three languages at the same time it's like you know running three

marathons at the same time. You better keep track of where are you going and

how much track you've covered. So to wrap up: 1. First, it is really important to

establish priorities I don't recommend normally to learn three languages at the

same time but if these three languages two or three languages are at different

levels, that's fine. 2. Point number two is that it's really important not only to

organize your time but to organize your energy and your concentration. 3 And third

make sure that you keep accurate track of your progress, do keep one single logbook

for each language but also make sure that you have a bigger logbook where you

can see the entire framework and the entire picture that you are drawing for

your future. So, if you've enjoyed the video, please share it around if you

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an amazing article waiting for you with a big surprise: for the first time I've

decided to publish my Google Doc where I'm writing each and every single day

what I do with these three languages so you can see every single day you have

free access to what I do with comments and tips, and considerations and

observations that are right there every single day. Enjoy!