Learning a Language Through Another Language (Laddering)

<p>Today I am answering a listener question from Jessica who is an English native speaker, but so advanced in German that she wants to use it to learn a third language, Spanish.</p>

<p>Can you learn a language through another language? Of course!</p>

<p>Here are some advantages:</p>

<ul>
<li>You boost your 2nd language as well as your 3rd - double result!</li>
<li>Sometimes you can find much better materials, for example when learning an African language through French (<a href="https://www.fluent.show/122" rel="nofollow">more about this here</a>)</li>
<li>You gain a fascinating new perspective on the language you have been learning for many years</li>
</ul>

<p>Some people say this is a more efficient way to learn, but is that really true? In this episode, I&#39;ve got some answers and I share my own experiences of language learning in different settings.</p>

<p><em>Thank you to Sophie for this episode introduction in Thai.</em></p>

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