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The Fluent Show

198 EpisodesProduced by Kerstin CableWebsite

Learn a Language...Or Maybe Three!The Fluent Show is on a mission to help you get excited about language learning. We both learn languages every day in our lives, and we have learnt over 15 different languages between us.We share stories, news, tips, and ideas that will make you fluent...eventually.… read more

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Learning a Language Through Another Language (Laddering)

Today I am answering a listener question from Jessica who is an English native speaker, but so advanced in German that she wants to use it to learn a third language, Spanish.

Can you learn a language through another language? Of course!

Here are some advantages:

  • You boost your 2nd language as well as your 3rd - double result!
  • Sometimes you can find much better materials, for example when learning an African language through French (more about this here)
  • You gain a fascinating new perspective on the language you have been learning for many years

Some people say this is a more efficient way to learn, but is that really true? In this episode, I've got some answers and I share my own experiences of language learning in different settings.

Thank you to Sophie for this episode introduction in Thai.

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