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Ask the Polyglot Episode 7: How do you reactivate a language you haven’t used for a while?

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Dec 24, 2020

We're excited to share the 7th episode of our "Ask the Polyglot" series. In each episode, our Resident Polyglot and Language Expert, Shannon Kennedy answers your language learning questions.

Have language learning questions you need answered? We've got you covered. Over on Instagram, we regularly ask what your questions about language learning are. Be sure to follow us on Instagram to keep an eye on our stories for the next opportunity to ask questions!

In this episode, Shannon answers:

  • Is it a good time to learn a language while still in school?
  • What were the easiest languages to learn for you?
  • Do you have any advice for people learning a language with a different alphabet from English?
  • What is the first step to take to become a polyglot?
  • How do you start making useful phrases in your new language?
  • What are the most common ways to make learning fun and efficient?
  • If you leave the Drops app for a while, will you remember all the things it teaches you?
  • How can I immerse myself in a language when I don’t know anyone who speaks it?
  • How do you reactivate a language you haven’t used for a while?
  • What is the best way to learn to speak at a conversational level?
  • Can it help when you read a book in your target language?
  • What’s the best way to get motivated for Russian? / How do I stay motivated to learn a language?
  • Does a polyglot only speak or also read and write in other languages?
  • Learning two languages at the same time? Yes/no/maybe?
  • How many languages do you know now?
  • How long does it take to master a language?

What about you? What are your language learning questions? We take new questions regularly, so keep an eye on our Instagram stories! We’ll share when we’re accepting more questions and I’d love to answer your language questions in the next round. Happy language learning! 

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