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Response to whathehell (Original post)

Fri Dec 26, 2014, 11:15 AM

3. Some might make sense... Ex) if you were going to N. Africa/Morocco French & Arabic

would makes sense--plus French being a romance language, is so significantly different from Arabic that I think it would work. More problematic would be two very similar languages with lots of overlap in words, but with very different pronunciations. Portuguese and Spanish come to mind.

Not sure what the neuroscientists say about this, but I suspect if the intensity of study is going to be high, that learning two might might well help "rewire" the brain even more quickly--to the extent that is possible in an adult.

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