Learning a new language

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I decided to write this post, where I gather methods and secrets from polyglots and language learners from all around the world (mainly TED talks, as for now), and share this with you.

1 - Lýdia Machová -->

In the video above, Lýdia Machová (9 languages) explains us how she and fellow polyglots learn languages, and how they all have some common factors.

2 - Sid Efromovich -->

In the video above, Sid Efromovich (7 languages) shares 5 thoughtful techniques that we can apply when learning a new language.

3 - Lera Boroditsky -->

The video above isn't exactly about the process of language learning, but I personally find it really interesting.

4 - Suggested by logane616,

5 - Suggested by Songve, | Daniel Tammet and our adventure into Icelandic

I will be updating this list and accepting requests. Thanks for reading/watching!

September 5, 2019


Extra 1: a channel on YouTube by the name Olly Richards ( has a series called Principles of Language Learning with Lydia Machova, that is also rather interesting.

Edit: He also has tons of other language related videos that are worth watching.

September 5, 2019

Someone who learned Icelandic in a week...

September 5, 2019

Thanks for contributing Songve! (Congrats on your 100 day streak).

September 6, 2019

Here's a language blog where a bunch of different polyglots talk about language stuff. I know that's vague, but they have pretty much everything, including even more resources for learning.

September 5, 2019

Thank you for contributing!

September 6, 2019
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