Steve Kaufmann… If you’ve browsed the internet language scene for more than 5 minutes, then you’ve probably heard of him.
He’s a Canadian polyglot who speaks an incredible 17 languages… and counting.
Steve has been learning languages for more than 55 years and is also the co-founder of LingQ, a popular language learning app.
Notably, he’s learned most of his languages later in life, thereby busting the myth that language learning is only for young people.
“My entire life could not be possible if it wasn’t for other languages.”
Time for the 6th installment of Language Learning Gets Personal!
Today we have the charming and encouraging language teacher and blogger Kerstin Cable(*).
She is German but if you listen to her, one thing immediately stands out: her excellent English accent, testimony of her extensive knowledge of language learning and the efforts she’s made to get to where she is now.
“Most of my job opportunities have manifested because I could speak the language the employer needed. I got jobs for which I was under-qualified but I was the only applicant who could speak the language!”
Welcome to the fifth installment of Language Learning Gets Personal.
This time we have one of the most respected and famous polyglots in Susanna Zaraysky.
“A student of mine had missed his class. I wanted to say: “would you like to make up for the lesson”. Instead I said: “would you like to make out for the lesson”. He answered with a smile: “Camille, you should charge much more”… I understood my mistake and we both burst out in laughing.”
Time for another edition of Language Learning Gets Personal!
“I did a little simple math and found that the 20 most widely spoken languages cover about 53% of the world’s population. In other words, if I could speak those 20 languages I could communicate with half the world.”
Welcome to the third edition of Language Learning Gets Personal. This time with Jared Romey from Speaking Latino.