Richard Simcott is a polyglot from the UK. He is a lifelong language learner and has studied more than 50 languages. HarperCollins described him as one of the most multilingual people in the United Kingdom, and the Goethe-Institut has named him Ambassador for Multilingualism.
I know. I know. 1st January is meant to be the day we start new things, right? Well, at least do something new on a Monday! I know. I get it. But no! I refuse to get into those rituals. And here’s why… You set yourself up for disappointment by letting everything ride on a… View Article
Mayan Magic & The International Year of Indigenous Language
The UN made 2019 The International Year of Indigenous Languages. People from all over the world the language learning community and specialist groups for languages, especially groups dedicated to the protection, promotion and learning of indigenous and endangered languages got excited by the idea. But what does it mean? Over the year so far, I have spoken… View Article
Strength in Languages
Putting together the very first Polyglot Conference, the first event of its kind, ignited something quite special. Naturally I saw some things come out of it almost immediately. There were language challenges, people getting together to work on projects. But the thing that really stuck in my mind was the starting of so many friendships… View Article
Where is the other challenge this summer? OK, admit it! You may have seen my blog post about learning Indonesian this summer and thought, where’s the other language? I know he always takes on another similar language at the same time for these summer challenges! Well, you’re right! This summer, I am taking on Quebecois! Why Quebecois… View Article
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