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Language confusion: 3 funny polyglots explain how to avoid mixing up your languages

If you thought that polyglots are just serious language lovers who spend all their time talking about grammar, you are wrong! I spent three fun-filled...

Learn Portuguese and Brazilian history with samba, “Apesar de você”

Luciana Lage and I are back with a new lesson in learning Portuguese with Brazilian music. This time we're examining the serious subject...
Arabic tea glass

Review of Rosetta Stone (Arabic), $1 tea lesson is better than $500 Rosetta Stone

I learned more Arabic in 10 minutes with a $1 tea than from 1.5 hours of Rosetta Stone ($500).         (This review shows the negative and...
Arabic Sesame Street

Free and inexpensive resources to learn Arabic

Free online resources to learn the Arabic alphabet, phrases and other BBC Arabic: http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/other/arabic/guide/videos/learning_arabic.shtml Arabic alphabet: http://arabicreadingcourse.com/ List of Arabic learning resources: http://arabic.desert-sky.net/links.html Explanations of songs, dialects...

Portuguese via Brazilian music

In this lesson, Luciana Lage (of Street Smart Brazil) and I use the song Toda Sexta Feira to teach the days of the week...

Where are the female and non-white polyglots?

Most of the public Internet polyglots are white males. Do race and national origin play a role in the decisions people make about learning languages?...

How to learn a language: surrender to it

The word "surrender" conjures up images of defeat and submission. But when it comes to language learning, the more you give yourself up to...

A musician and polyglot discuss how to learn languages with music

While in Sarajevo last month filming the documentary Saved By Language (about how the endangered language of Ladino saved a Jewish boy's life in...

Polyglots discuss learning languages with music, TV and films

Last month, I was in Poland and was thrilled to speak in various languages with Richard Simcott and Luca Lampariello. We recorded various videos about...

Three polyglots meet in Poland

Do polyglots just talk about language learning? If we did, we'd probably bore each other very quickly! I had the pleasure of meeting Richard Simcott and...

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