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55 Are there any studies which address the effectiveness of studying multiple related languages simultaneously? 2016-04-05T17:20:52.593

49 How can I prevent myself from forgetting a language? 2016-04-05T23:03:59.367

43 Have there been any studies into detrimental effects of language learning? 2016-04-05T22:37:59.763

35 How can I verify my pronunciation without a native speaker? 2016-04-05T18:51:39.557

32 How does immersion passively help with learning a language? 2016-04-05T17:35:13.427

32 Does having two first languages make you more effective in learning second languages later? 2016-04-05T18:29:58.307

30 Which language is most similar to Esperanto? 2016-08-07T19:10:29.253

27 Has the "direct method" of language learning been shown to be superior to translation-based methods? 2016-04-05T17:33:49.097

27 How can I estimate my proficiency level (A1-C2)? 2016-04-05T18:26:17.203

27 How can I avoid learning an incorrect pronunciation due to a word's spelling? 2016-04-05T18:35:05.103

26 Are there any online resources for practicing spoken Esperanto? 2016-08-06T18:32:37.580

26 Can one become fluent in a language without studying it formally? 2016-08-12T16:05:35.957

25 Which of these is more effective: having a silent period, or speaking from day one? 2016-04-05T17:59:53.633

25 How can I describe my language proficiency in an internationally recognized way? 2016-04-05T18:15:08.190

25 What research is there on the efficiency of online language learning compared to in person learning? 2016-04-06T00:12:26.510

25 What are the drawbacks to Duolingo? 2016-04-06T08:28:49.553

23 Why do experts recommend learning Esperanto? 2016-04-05T17:24:31.210

23 According to scientific research, which languages take the least time to learn for a native English speaker? 2016-04-05T19:24:38.090

23 Do learners with an L1 without articles have problems using them in an L2 with articles? 2016-04-06T12:28:35.397

22 How can language learning techniques be compared for effectiveness? 2016-04-05T19:50:02.080

22 How to start thinking in a new language 2016-05-25T13:26:50.597

21 What are some techniques to better differentiate between the two languages? 2016-04-05T17:31:05.880

21 What is the efficiency of the flipped classroom when teaching to beginners? 2016-04-07T18:31:13.020

21 Does writing out by hand generally strengthen retention better than computerized memorization methods? 2016-04-15T22:28:57.103

20 Is there a method to learn which grammatical gender a noun in French has? 2016-04-05T17:41:04.763

20 Can listening to music (lyrics) help increase listening skill? 2016-04-06T01:42:31.617

19 Is doing a huge amount of grammar exercises helpful for learning English? 2016-04-05T17:30:36.530

19 Is it possible to learn a language just by being exposed to media and books? 2016-04-05T17:35:15.973

19 What approaches can I take to overcome 'leeches'? 2016-04-06T19:40:33.857

18 Can practicing vocabulary from L2 to the same L2 instead of from L2 to L1 be more effective for learning the vocabulary? 2016-04-05T17:29:12.303

18 What is the impact of studying a third language in a second language? 2016-04-18T04:46:32.837

18 What are the main foreign language teaching methods? 2016-08-17T09:57:01.067

17 What pros and cons do adults face while learning compared to children 2016-04-05T18:43:10.450

17 When learning a foreign language, should one focus on vocabulary or grammar first? 2016-04-05T22:20:22.543

17 Is SRS more effective than traditional study for vocabulary augmentation? 2016-04-05T22:28:02.017

17 How do I lose an accent in a foreign language? 2016-04-06T01:15:54.800

17 Does learning a second language happen in the same part of the brain as learning a first language? 2016-04-06T14:18:51.697

17 How to practice speaking a language with no speakers? 2016-04-07T13:13:53.810

17 Is it easier for native Japanese speakers to learn Korean, or Korean speakers to learn Japanese? 2016-04-08T04:29:41.490

17 Why is Icelandic considered harder to learn for English speakers than other North Germanic languages? 2016-04-10T18:08:32.620

17 Tips on raising bilingual children 2016-06-01T21:38:33.570

16 Which alphabet should I learn for Tatar? 2016-04-05T17:33:44.033

16 What are effective ways to memorize sign languages? 2016-04-05T20:53:16.487

16 Is there evidence that learning a language written with the same alphabet as your native language can make you learn the language faster? 2016-04-05T21:24:34.277

16 According to scientific research, which languages take the least time to learn for a native Japanese speaker? 2016-04-05T22:29:51.270

16 How can you verify your grammar during self-study? 2016-04-06T18:40:58.543

16 Are there studies showing that language study is more effective in a group than individually? 2016-04-08T21:57:16.063

16 How can gamification improve language learning? 2016-04-14T21:15:41.723

16 Is maintaining a L2 detrimental to learning a L3? 2016-04-19T12:37:43.397

16 How does Duolingo calculate its fluency percentage? 2016-05-07T00:13:20.910

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