Teaching effective language learning techniques to anyone interested in learning a new language. Mutilingual Ambassador, Founder of the Polyglot Conference and Polyglot Workshops. Languages Director at Emoderation and Polpeo.

Going Quebecois!

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

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Indonesian Language Challenge

Let the summer language challenges begin!   This month I have taken on a language learning challenge that’s new territory for me. Yes, from the title, you know already that it’s a month of Indonesian language learning. So here I am in Bali and this is my teacher, Daniel from Cinta Bahasa language school.  

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Breathing Life into Language

Mike Campbell (from Glossika) first raised this question for me many years ago: Why are you not out saving languages? My answer then was that I really didn’t have the time and I felt there were other people already doing it. I still believe I was honest when I said that and, in part, it’s

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How fast can I learn a language?

Last time I explored the “The Secret of Learning Languages” with you and now I’d like to talk about just how fast you can learn a language. This is a frequent question people ask me. It is usually followed by, “it gets easier after each one your learn, right?”. It’s practically impossible to answer these

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The Secret of Learning Languages

During a Polyglot Workshops Online session with participants, I got a really interesting comment: “I came to learn about the secret to learning languages”. This was not from someone who is new to languages, but rather someone who has learnt languages successfully for a number of years. This is someone, I consider to be an

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It’s all Greek to me!

End of a conference…start of my challenge… At the end of the Polyglot Conference in New York City, I was pleased to announce that we’d be taking the event to Thessaloniki in Greece in 2016. We hope to see everyone interested in languages there – polyglot, polynot and anything in between. Mixed with the excitement

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Setting goals

The summer is coming to an end in the northern hemisphere and it’s time to go back to school. This time of year feels like a lot of new starts for us. Over the summer I had a number of goals I set myself on my travels. I took on the Add1Challenge for Latvian over

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What’s a Rusty Language?

We often hear about people being “rusty” in a language. But what does that mean? How do we measure rust? Can we scrape the rust off and make it shiny again? Rusty? Really? I totally identify with the issue of have a language that is rusty. Basically all it comes down to is not having

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Polish your Polish

Can you get your tongue around the weird and wonderful consonant sounds in Polish?  Watch this video I put together and see how you do too!  Post a reply to the video with you saying “chrząszcz”!  Each group of languages I have studied has a special place in my heart.  The Romance and Germanic languages

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Sharing your language story – MehrsprachICH

The Goethe Institute has launched a video competition called MehrsprachICH for people who speak a number of foreign languages.  This is the latest in a recent wave of interest in our ever-growing online language community, polyglots, hyperpolyglots and the language-learning process in general.   Why share your language story?   Growing up I always wished

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