The Polyglot Project

On 11/23/2011, in Informal Education, by Jordan Wilson


What is a polyglot?

Someone who is able to use multiple languages.

I read an interesting article this evening on the subject. As I am a strong advocate of learning foreign languages, I thought I would share it with you.

As an added bonus, the article includes an excellent offer for readers. 

Polywhat? Polyglot!

Claude Cartaginese wrote the interesting article, Polywhat? Polyglot!, at PJ Media.

The article talks about a student Mr. Cartaginese met when they both were students over 30 years ago. It turned out that the student knew 23 different languages. Many of them diverse in nature.

Over time Mr. Cartaginese became fascinated in how people can learn multiple languages. This fascination culminated in his writing The Polyglot Project: How to Learn Multiple Languages

I have yet to read the book, but I do note the strong reviews. According to Amazon’s book description:

Is it really possible to effectively learn more than one foreign language on your own, through self-study? What is the best way to learn foreign languages? What are the best resources to use? How many languages is it really possible to learn? These questions, and many others, are answered within the pages of this book. The authors contained herein are all language lovers found in the YouTube language-learning community. In this book, they will describe the methods they used to learn multiple languages, and will also show you how you can do it too.

Why the Recommendation?

I prefer not to recommend books that I have not yet read. But the author is currently offering the book in Portable Document Form (pdf) form for free.

So I thought I should pass on the information quickly, while the offer still stands. The link to download is in the article.

If you are interested in learning a foreign language, you might receive some good tips from the book. At worst, you might waste a little time, but not money.

As I have written before, I firmly believe that knowledge of a foreign language can improve your career prospects as well as enrich your personal life.

Perhaps reading the article and the free book might be the best money you never spent.

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