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.
Why You Should Join The Language Event in Edinburgh
I’d really like to get across why you should join The Language Event in Edinburgh this year. To start let me give some of my own motivations for being in this world of languages… As I see it, language is an essential part of our lives. Language cuts across everything we do. It the an… View Article
Can Duolingo Make You Fluent?
I was looking at common questions about the app with the famous owl that some love to hate, some hate to love and other just love. One of the most common questions is: Can Duolingo make you fluent? In July I took Speakly for a test drive over a month. I used it intensively to… View Article
Learn a Language with Richard Simcott
Starting a new language? Improving one you have studied already? Would you like to learn a language with me? Well here is your chance! This is not a course. This is not a book. No gimmicks. Just you and me. This is how you get to learn a language with Richard Simcott. A Life of… View Article
Intensive Language Learning
The last time I did intensive language study was in 1999. I was 21 and I moved to Germany to learn German in one summer. It was a crazy period in my life and also extremely exhilarating. But is it easy come easy go with intensive language learning? Why do intensive language learning? My story… View Article