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How to really learn 30 languages

Nobody ever taught me how to learn languages, so when I first started, it was slow. I didn’t know what I was doing. We’d only just had the Internet installed at home a few years beforehand, and I didn’t know anybody else who was doing it. Whenever I’d tell people I wanted to learn more languages, they’d ask the same …

Poznan, Poland where there's a Polyglot Workshop happening this weekend (C) Wikicommons

Five Bizarre False Friends in Polish and Russian

Today we’re talking about all things Polish. I’m really excited to be in Poland this weekend for my first proper trip. I’ve been a few times before, but somehow never for more than just the day, and usually as an excursion from Berlin. This time is still just flying visit though unfortunately, as I’ve come for the Polyglot Workshops with …

Multilingualism and literature: 10 authors who write in other languages

Is writing an internationally acclaimed, bestseller novel in a foreign language a mark of fluency? Following on from my recent post, I thought it would be interesting to list some of the many multilingual writers and novelists who write in other languages. What particularly interests me, is that many of these write in their second or third languages, of which …