Lina Vasquez is a polyglot YouTuber, author and self-empowerment coach. LingQ Podcast host Elle chatted with Lina about how she came to know so many languages, what inspired her to start her website and YouTube channel and the interesting and exciting new direction her channel and career have taken recently.
It’s a good topic because I think some people like to shy away from controversial subjects, but a lot of people have different opinions on it. So to that extent, maybe a lot of people will find this conversation interesting. And if something is interesting, then you’re more likely to listen and it’s good for your language learning because you’re engaged.
He started the Fluent in Three Months blog. He is also a YouTuber and an author, author of the book Fluent in Three Months, and also the Language Hacking series available for French, German, Spanish and Italian. I am joined today by Benny Lewis, AKA Benny, the Irish Polyglot.
I actually didn’t have any specific interest in learning Japanese, per se, until I was faced with having to choose a second language elective when I entered high school and at my high school, they had French, German, Spanish, and Japanese as options for us. And as someone who at the time was not particularly interested in language, I figured out of those four why not Japanese?