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Is it possible to major in languages in which more than one language is mastered at once?

Updated New York, New York

I am currently interested in majoring in languages, however through research found that most majors are limited to specifics. For example I pick up dialect, word choice, and accent quickly and have put it in practice; more than volunteer requirements but as a career. I can't seem to find a major that would allow me to learn arabic, russian, and mandarin for example. I have already taken french and excelled, therefore believe this is a very possible career path - that is if it's available. #college #teaching #careers #double-major #translation #language-services

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Elaine’s Answer

Updated Clearwater, Florida
I think this is an interesting question, and one that depends on the individual. Some people learn languages easily an some have difficulty. If you are a person who learns languages easily, I am certain you can learn more than one at a time, as you seem to wish to do. Be honest with ourself about your abilities and always strive to be more, not lesser..... so y advice, go for it! Elaine

Ruslan’s Answer

Updated San Jose, California

Not only do I not see a problem with learning multiple languages at one time, I think it can directly benefit you in that something in one language may clear up a problem area you may have in another language. I don't see a problem learning multiple languages at a time. In fact, you never truly master a language, so really, any time you work with more than one language, you're probably learning both of them. You may want to concentrate on one language to get through the basics just to keep yourself from getting the two languages confused. This is especially true if you're learning similar languages.

Surayo’s Answer

Updated Woodstock, Georgia

if you know already English and French, Russian language is good to know. Russian grammar has similarity with French and English, some of vocabulary looks like French too. Historically, French has a big influence to Russian language.

Erin’s Answer

perhaps you can major in linguistics. if not that, seek out anthropology; the linguistics side. good luck!
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