Lydia Machova TED Talk The Secrets of Learning a new language

VIDEO: My TED Talk – The secrets of learning a new language

(If you prefer reading to watching videos, you can find all the information from this video in the article below.) What are the methods of polyglots? (00:48) What is really crucial in the process of learning languages? (03:01) What are...

Learning a Foreign Language with Songs

Learning a Foreign Language with Songs – Yes or No?

Have you ever wondered whether you could learn a foreign language by listening to songs? Or are you learning with a set plan, but want to bring something fresh into the process? Whatever your reasons may be, in this article, we will...

Why we love vocabulary flashcards and you will too!

Do you want to build a house? You’ll need bricks. Do you want to speak a foreign language? You’ll need vocabulary! Without knowing lots of words, you won’t make it very far. In fact, you will neither understand people speaking the foreign language...

Learning a foreign language as a mom of four on parental leave? Mission possible!

The combination of words “parental” and “leave” has always sounded absurd to me. When you’re on leave, you are essentially absent from work. However, anyone who has kids or has ever done any babysitting knows that it’s like working three...

Podcasts: Endless listening materials on your phone for free

Even though language courses sometimes underestimate its importance and focus on other skills instead, listening is one of the most important activities because it can get you lots of contact with your foreign language. Not only will regular listening practice...

10 Things Polyglots Do Differently When Learning Languages

Polyglots are normal people like you who happen to have mastered 5 or more foreign languages… without possessing any kind of magical talent for languages or struggling in a language school. How is that possible? I answered this question at the...

how to make your learning systematic

VIDEO: 7 tips on how to make your learning systematic and not give up

If you’ve been following us for some time, you definitely know that Language Mentoring is built on four pillars: fun, sufficient contact with the language, effective methods, system. All four of these pillars are important, but I believe that learners tend...

Mock-up makeover Upgrade Language Master 1.0 to 2.0

Language Mentoring’s Makeover: Language Master Upgrade and Lots of Other Great News!

Do you know what happened on June 21, 2018? We launched our Language Master video course and started writing the history of learning languages the polyglot way. And do you know what happened on May 28, 2021? We finalized and published...

A Language Expert’s Critical Look at My TED Talk

It’s been more than two years since I opened my mailbox and found an invitation to appear at a prestigious TED Conference in New York. Having only three weeks to put my presentation together didn’t discourage me; after all, one does not...

50languages is an amazing website for learning.

50languages: a great place to practice any language

If you want to improve your vocabulary in any foreign language or if you already speak a foreign language pretty well and just want to maintain it, look no further than the 50languages website. However, no site will help you if...