- August 8, 2019
- Posted by: Tseg Mulugeta
- Category: Hacks from Polygots
A polyglot is
This outstanding blog by John Fotheringham provides language learning advice, guidance, tips
The website has a clean and neatly-ordered layout with good use of white space, images, font and headlines. This helps to make it an easy read. The blog’s intriguing name comes from Giuseppe Gasparo Mezzofanti (1774-1849), an Italian polyglot and priest who spoke more than 35 languages.
World-traveler Olly reveals his tips for learning languages – during his travels he has mastered 8 new languages. Olly’s philosophy involves helping you fit the new language into your lifestyle, learning to tolerate mistakes, and appreciating the journey of learning more than the final outcome. His basic method is to help you learn through stories— to “put the fun back into learning.”
Language guru Benny Lewis has filled his extremely popular Fluent in 3 Months website with a plethora of language hacks designed to accelerate your language learning. There are outstanding lessons and articles about how to learn better. In addition to posts that are applicable to all language learners, there are some language specific articles such as “How to Read the Russian Cyrillic Alphabet in Just a Few Hours” and “Is Japanese Hard? Why Japanese is Easier Than You Think!”
The Polyglot Dream is a terrific resource by Italian Luca Lampariello who is fluent in ten languages. He is on a mission to show people how to learn languages, based on his experience of learning entirely in his home country, not through travel to foreign destinations. His posts are rich with valuable information and cover a multitude of topics such as language learning techniques and language learning philosophy. Here you will come across such topics as studying versus learning, choosing an accent and how to develop advanced fluency.
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