Shannon's story is somewhat unique. While many musicians study languages as a part of their studies, she regularly studied two and sometimes more languages at once. A lot of enthusiastic language students try this, but most fail.
Shannon didn't. That's why I wanted to get her to share her story.
1) Focus matters
Learning a language takes time. Understand that spending limited study time on multiple languages means you won't get as good at any of them as you would from spending that same time on one. There's a point of diminishing returns, but learning a language well still takes time.
2) Try to stagger your languages
Learning two languages that you're at the same level at (especially if that's a low level) is really tough. It's a lot easier to confuse yourself. It's much better to get to a comfortable level in one and then continue studying it as you add a new language than simultaneously being a beginner in both.
3) It's fun to be capable in several languages!
Speaking French at home, English outside and then Chinese and various other languages around California is the best :)
If you'd like to learn more from Shannon, then you're in luck because she's also written quite a bit about specific language learning tactics and resources on Eurolinguiste. Her YouTube channel is another treasure trove of useful reviews and focused study tactics.
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