Learn to master languages like the famous Hungarian polyglot Kató Lomb. Discover her self-learning formula!. some 16 languages. See Wikipedia: %C3% B3_Lomb. Kato Lomb’s 10 Suggestions for Successful Langugage Learning. Polyglot has ratings and 97 reviews. Erica said: It was very refreshing to read Lomb’s language-learning tactics. Just about everything else I’ve rea.

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This led her to the first improvement of her self-study technique: Well-intentioned sentences full of mistakes can still build bridges between people.

She was also a riot. Unfortunately, it is difficult for intellectually confident people to accept making mistakes. Languages, as she points out, is the only thing worth knowing badly.

Polyglot: How I Learn Languages

I am lucky for reading a leagn from the best polyglot ever in the earth. Considering the book was first published in it’s also interesting to see how many of these strategies are now proven to hold water mnemonics, comprehensible input, etc. It took me back to the past, the long-gone era of my grandmother, when people still had the time and willingness to express themselves with those fascinating, rare words of the language our descendants won’t even know anymore.

She spent the war learning Russian in the bunker, and Japanese, she picked up because she rashly had accepted to take on a translation job before even knowing the language. The primary gist of this book is that language learning requires a lot of time, dedication, and motivation.

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Hungarian polyglot’s secret formula to language self-learning

I had to copy to book manually hand-writing. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. It offers something unequaled, and yet is a creation of humankind with a unique history and mystery. Make learning so interesting that you cannot stop As she developed her method, and learned ever more languages, Lomb quickly realised that interest and motivation are key for successful learning.

Therefore they may refrain from speaking. If it were possible to pull all that information out it might make up a single chapter.

This obviously serves to disprove the myth that languages can only be acquired to fluency in childhood. Even she was bored with the fabricated dialogues of coursebooks, so her favourite method was to obtain an original novel in a language completely unknown to her, whose topic she personally found interesting a detective story, a love story, or even a technical description would doand that was how she deciphered, unravelled the basics of the language: I’m a professional English language teacher, and an amateur language learner, and this book is superb for those wishing pointers on how to approach learning a foreign language or several.

Book review of “Polyglot: How I learn languages” by Kató Lomb

The book is not entirely clear about how she confronts a new language as a complete beginner, but she hints to either starting with a textbook, or signing up for a language class. I need to stick up with my hobby, thrive it to suppress depression inside me and keep moving on instead of settling down in nowhere of aims. The entire chapter needs to be read in order to grasp the main point.


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Including these, she claimed to know at least 28 languages including Hungarian at least at a level enabling her to comprehend written texts, out of which languages she was able to interpret in Apr 06, Erica rated it really liked it Shelves: To this day, I find Romanian very fetching. Showing of 9 reviews.

Boldly skip over rare and complicated expressions on first read-throughs. As she put it, she drove three auto s in the world of languages, namely autolexia, autographia and autologia. How I Learn Languages No matter the resources at hand, no matter how limited your opportunities, if you stick to the learning regularly, results will come.

Let’s just say, I’m not enjoying this other one as much To ask other readers questions about Polyglotplease sign up. Lomb addresses the subject of language acquisition and age in her book.