Internet Polyglots Share Content on LingQ!
Last week the Canadian city of Montreal hosted the 2017 LangFest, a gathering of language enthusiasts from all over the world.
The event was jam-packed with interesting talks on topics ranging from motivational techniques to why you should learn a language you’ve never heard of. There were also workshops on Japanese, Italian, Mandarin and more.
If you’re at all active in the world of language learning and Internet polyglots, you’ll recognize some of the names of the speakers: Richard Simcott, Benny Lewis, Olly Richards, Alex Rawlings, Lindsay Williams and of course LingQ cofounder Steve Kaufmann to name a few.
As well as speaking at the event, Steve also managed to sit down for a chat with polyglots Richard Simcott, Lýdia Machová, Mark Pentleton and linguist Stephen Krashen. You can see the interviews in this playlist on Steve’s YouTube channel:
Not all language learners learn in the same way. Some, like LingQ’s Steve, prefer massive amounts of reading and listening input. Other learners, like polyglot Richard Simcott from Steve’s interview, find it more effective to go to language classes. Some like to talk from day one, others need lots of time spent with the language before they attempt to speak at all. That’s why it’s important to have access to a variety of different materials and resources.
LingQ is working hard to make this the case and forge connections in the worldwide language learning community, so we’ve teamed up with Benny Lewis and Olly Richards!
Benny the Irish Polyglot
If you follow Fluent in Three Months blogger, vlogger and author Benny Lewis you will know that he has teamed up with language book provider Teach Yourself to create the Language Hacking series.
These books are available in French, Italian, Spanish and German, and LingQ is pleased to offer lessons from all 4 languages in our Library.
These lessons include conversations based around common scenarios and useful language advice along with Benny’s conversation strategies.
Check out the Language Hacking Courses in the LingQ Library here:
Language Hacking Spanish
Language Hacking Italian
Language Hacking French
Language Hacking German
Olly Richards of I will Teach You a Language speaks eight languages and creates courses and readers to lead language learners to fluency. His short stories for beginner and intermediate learners are available in English, French, Spanish, Italian and German.
Learning Spanish? You’re in luck, we’ve added Olly’s Historias Cortas Para Principiantes (Spanish Short Stories for Beginners) to LingQ. These unconventional short stories will help you grow your vocabulary and learn Spanish the fun way. There are six stories in total, and each one has matching audio, exercises and notes to help you to understand what you’re reading.
Learn Spanish with Olly’s Historias Cortas Para Principiantes on LingQ.
What is a polyglot? Check out polyglot and LingQ cofounder Steve Kaufmann’s blog post to find out!