We all have that one friend who has an unusually strong interest in foreign languages, or who comes from a multicultural family. Polyglots view the world a little differently and tend to have habits that come from studying languages, travelling, or being in an international environment. You’ll recognise which one is your multilingual friend in […]Read More
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Language learning is not always easy… Through the ups and downs of being a language learner, there are certain comments that you will come across time and time again. And we don’t like it. The truth is, unless you’re learning a new language yourself, you just don’t get it! Here is a countdown of some […]Read More
One of the many joys of speaking a second language is being able to enjoy literature in its original language. Nelson Mandela once said: “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” In the […]Read More
The process of language learning can sometimes resemble the stages of grief and despair. But battle on, soldiers! The final stages will make up for everything. The Take-Off It’s all excitement; all you can see is the novelty of the language and the culture; all you can see is yourself travelling and mingling with locals […]Read More
Life can be difficult for us language students and polyglots; maybe because we’ve just studied languages too damn hard. But sometimes, just sometimes, television series and movies just seem to really get language students. 1. When Ross’s outburst satisfied your inner grammar-nazi 2. When 30 Rock said what we’ve all been thinking all along 3. […]Read More
It’s a common fantasy; you go on holiday, or to a party, you meet an exotic foreigner, or a traveller, and they are everything you ever wanted dreamed of. And this is not an unusual fantasy; there is a reason you are attracted to polyglots (in fact, there are 6). Here is why you should […]Read More