Re: Multiple Language fluency

From: Ralph Cherry (
Date: Wed Feb 19 1997 - 00:48:47 EST

I have chosen to keep my various languages current by reading some verses
in the Bible in each of them every day. In the weaker ones, I read the
same passage, so it reinforces the vocab and syntax. In the stronger one
(in my case Spanish), I read something totally different, say a chapter
in the Old Testament. It takes me about 20-30 minutes, and helps me
start my day by having accomplished something already, and also filling
my mind with God's Word.

Ralph Cherry
Foreign Language Division
U of TX at San Antonio

On Tue, 18 Feb 1997, Russ P. Reeves wrote:

> I am trying to acquire reading proficiency in a new language (new to me,
> that is). There has been considerable discussion on this list about the
> best methods for new language acquisition, but does anyone have any
> suggestions on methods to retain ability in the languages I already know
> while learning a new one? Review, of course, would be number one, but
> occasionally I find that I will mix the two languages (a vocabulary item, or
> an unusual grammatical rule). Any suggestions?
> _______________________________
> Russ Reeves

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