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.

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

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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

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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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