Olly speaking with a Brazilian Portuguese accent

The other day, I felt a bit of saudade do Brasil. I missed hearing the Portuguese accent, and had a sudden desire to speak Portuguese! So, I called up fellow polyglot Jimmy Mello for a chat! This video is nothing more than an informal chat between the two of us in Brazilian Portuguese, and there are […]

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How I Learned Eight Languages

It all started back in 2000. I had just finished my first year at music college and had decided to take a break. A lot of my friends had gone off travelling during their gap year and I was left wondering whether I should have done the same. I arranged to take a year off […]

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Video in Portuguese: The 5 keys to language learning

In this video in Portuguese I talk about the 5 key conditions for learning a language. Do you agree with the 5 conditions? Leave a comment below and let me know!

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Multilingual video – Portuguese, French, Spanish, Japanese

This is a multilingual video I recorded in sunny London the other day. In the video, I speak four languages besides English: Portuguese, French, Spanish and Japanese (in that order), and discuss a little about how and why I learnt those languages. After recording it I realised how rusty I am – especially in French, […]

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