“Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.”—WInston ChurchillThe assumption that many language learners make is that a polyglot (or a hyperpolyglot) has every aspect of language learning figured out.  Given our years of experience, we know exactly what to do at each and every stage of the learning process.While, in general, that ...

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For this article, I’m going to be responding directly to questions submitted to me via the SMART Language Learning Academy.  Many of my students (and plenty of people who have followed me online) have had these random, seemingly whimsical questions pop-up at one time or another and I felt like it was the right time to start giving an ...

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“Stay away from negative people, they have a problem for every solution.”—Albert EinsteinFor every positive, there exists an equal and counteracting negative. It’s the reality we live in and it’s one we have to accept in order to move on with our lives. For me, becoming a polyglot and YouTuber has blessed me with more than I could have ever ...

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An Italian polyglot walks into a bar and sits down next to a Danish businessman, an older Romanian lady and a Japanese university student. Each one of them greet the Italian in their native languages. He looks back at them, smiling and nodding, but dying from crippling anxiety on the inside. I have no idea how to respond to them.  ...

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“The doubters said, ‘Man can not fly.’ The doers said, ‘Maybe, but we’ll try,’ and finally soared in the morning glow while non-believers watched from below.”Bruce LeeLearning a foreign language has a lot to do with not giving into your doubts. Easier said than done, I know. My thoughts were racing and my heart was practically punching a hole through ...

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My name is Thomas Sulmon, I am a 30 year old language lover from Belgium.  I’ve lived in Budapest for four years and I actually work here as a French translator and voiceover artist. I have three YouTube channels, each one representing my three biggest passions in life: languages, poetry, and singing. This article is divided into an ...

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