How To Learn Two Languages At The Same Time

It’s the language learning question I get asked most often… It comes up again and again on the podcast… And no matter how often we discuss it, it keeps coming back… “Can you learn two languages at the same time?” There’s something about the romance of studying two languages at once that people seem unwilling […]

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7 year old speaks 5 languages

Meet my friend Yukine. She’s 7 years old and speaks 5 languages: English, Spanish, Japanese, German and Sign Language. When I visited the Canary Islands recently, we sat down for a chat, and I asked her about her languages and what she likes about each of them. Now, it’s a common myth that children are much […]

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Polyglot Gathering Report Days 3 & 4

Welcome to a summary of three fantastic talks that I attended on the last two days of the Polyglot Gathering in Berlin. As with my summaries of days one and two, these are notes on the main points from the talks. I’ve written them in the first person, as I think it’s more entertaining that way, but […]

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231 Polyglots Taught Me This One Thing

I recently attended a language learning conference in Berlin, along with 231 other polyglots. Before going, I had no idea what to expect, but I had a few questions: What would the other polyglots be like? How do they all learn languages? Would I finally find out the best method? I also felt slightly apprehensive: […]

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Polyglot Gathering Report Day 2

(Photo: with Connor Clyne and Ellen Jovin… in order of height) At 10am yesterday morning was a fascinating panel discussion with five hyperpolyglots who were asked about different approaches to language learning “How Hyperpolyglots Learn Languages” – 10am Monday 16th June, #PolyglotBer

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Polyglot Gathering Report Day 1

Yesterday saw day 1 of the first Polyglot Gathering in Berlin. #polyglotber It was fantastic to meet so many people who are passionate about language learning, and I also had the opportunity to meet lots of people who I’ve previously only known online. There was a big range of people, from those who speak a couple […]

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10 Polyglots Reveal Their Biggest Weaknesses

I recently met 216 language lovers from around the world at the Polyglot Gathering in Berlin. It was a such a privilege to meet so many amazing people, and pick their brains about all kinds of things – languages, travel, and the best local weissbier 🙂 But then that got me thinking. I’ve already heard lots of great advice from these guys online… but what […]

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Is learning two languages at once a good idea? (plus big news!)

A couple of weeks ago, I got some big news. I’m moving to Cairo ! Or to be more accurate, I’m being sent to Cairo 🙂 The organisation I work for likes to move people around every few years and you don’t get much say over where you go. I’m really excited about Egypt, though. […]

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