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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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Explore the Home Gift Guide. If you enjoy learning about how others learn languages or want to read something to motivate you in your own language studies, I would suggest reading this book.

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You can opt out at any time with the Unsubscribe ,ato in the emails, or by contacting me at litchickbiz gmail. This obviously serves to disprove the myth that languages can only be acquired to fluency in childhood.

Including hhow, 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 leqrn Don’t expect clear headers, and subheaders guiding you to the main points, and techniques of interest. Doesn’t apply to interpreting, in her experience In Russian we have the opposite proverb. Well-intentioned sentences full of mistakes can still build bridges between people. Given what we know about the brain today, this is solid advice.

Just a few pages in I already wanted to improve my Romanian Open Preview See a Problem? Absolutely fascinating and inspiring book. Views Read Edit View history. I think I am gonna hit my Japanese first day tomorrow to revive mine. Though I tend oanguages to skim books, preferrin There is a stark difference between how books about language learning are written today, and books a few languagess ago.

She tended to express the language skill and its fruitfulness with a fraction, with motivation in the numerator as well as invested time, although if there is true motivation, one can pinch off some ten minutes a day even with the busiest joband inhibition in leran denominator the fear of starting to speak, of being clumsy, of being laughed at. This book simply made me speaking Dutch with clients without feeling bad anymore about mistakes I’m making and things I still don’t understand.


She recalls teaching herself Russian in the bomb shelters of wartime Hungary, and her first attempts to communicate with Soviet soldiers. So computer games are clearly better. Good use of a teacher is mainly correction.

The dopamine released in your brain will help the new information grow roots. On the basis of a Latin saying, adage docendo discimus we learn by teachingshe treaded just one pearn two lessons ahead of her students: That was early I just realized my new dictionary had other languages to translate to.

I admit I can’t imagine deliberately not watching the person speak when the opportunity is there. Plunge on ahead, doing the best you can, and the rest will follow.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Again, it is only a matter of self-discipline. We grow young by it, we become children, babbling babies and we seem to start a new life. Nov 20, John rated it liked it Shelves: She believes you learn grammar from language, not vice versa. I got a nice sticky note on my package when it arrived. She describes success in language learning as purely due to a mix of time and motivation as positive factors, and inhibition working on the negative end.

Throughout her life, Lomb never let herself be put off by mistakes and failures, and she never strived for perfection. I am lucky for reading a book from the best polyglot ever in the earth. His official trade was vagrancy: Oops, shame on me if so. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart”. I learnt from teacher from my hometown for one and half month. Although more efficient means of learning exist, more accessible and obliging ones do not.


The Way of the Linguist: I was disappointed, because I couldn’t find lots of practical tips and methods on how to e Although this book contains a few ideas and best practices on how to learn a foreign language, it should be very entertaining and enriching for any language learner as it contains various thoughts, general tips and some useful experiences on the topic.

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

Sometimes I think of it with a certain joy that I can even learn Chinese at my ancient age and that I can recall the bygone pleasure of childhood when I first uttered in the superstitious, old language “mother,” and I fall asleep with this word: They come so rapidly and with such randomness that it literally made my head hurt. Also a very simplistic approach to things like introversion, depression. She points out that most of the languages that she mastered, were acquired in adulthood, and after the age of forty.

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So she starts learning from scratch at advanced levels skipping intermediate and beginner all together. Previous Post Languagez from multiple fronts to learn languages. As she developed her method, and learned ever more languages, Lomb quickly realised that interest and motivation are key for successful learning. She maintains a no-nonsense straight approach in her narrative, and the book is filled with anecdotes galore.

Same with assessing what an adult has learned from input. There are a couple of funny stories, though especially the one about the ornithologist lecturer and the student who interprets him: