What is easy in learning the second language

Language learning experience
German as a second foreign language

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Author

Dr. Dorothé Salomo is a research assistant in the Dean's Office of the Philosophical Faculty of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Her main focus is on internationalization as part of the BMBF project “ProQualität Studium”. Before that, she headed the project “Young people learn German differently” at the headquarters of the Goethe Institute.