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Month: August 2015

How a music band inspired me to learn Polish? (and helped me with pronounciation)

How a music band inspired me to learn Polish? (and helped me with pronounciation)

I had a hard time coming up with a good and decent post… sometimes, it is so hard to think on them in the middle of lots of commitments at work or personal ones. Yet, I had been thinking for a while on things that helped me with motivation while learning a language. Sure, people are probably the number one motivation (specially with Polish, in my situation), however, another motivation was music. When I was meeting my friends, we exchanged…

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Language learning and mental health: a true supplementary therapy

Language learning and mental health: a true supplementary therapy

Lately, I have been thinking about this. I dealt with a really bad moment in my life about 2 years ago and one of the first steps I took to get myself back together (besides changing several things regarding my life) was taking back language learning at a rather formal environment. I took back German for a while before running into the opportunity of my life, learning Polish for real 🙂 . In both instances I must say I felt…

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Why I don’t call myself a Polyglot

Why I don’t call myself a Polyglot

I have been thinking about this issue from a long time. In many places or language blogs, I tend to see many people claiming to be polyglots and giving their own explanations to this polemic concept. Often, they quote role models they follow, whether from history or current times. Nonetheless, what calls my attention is that every person has its own perception of being a polyglot, which makes me feel like it is a clique or a closed group of…

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My 3 weeks in Hungary or how I picked up any language but Hungarian

My 3 weeks in Hungary or how I picked up any language but Hungarian

I am now back from my study holiday in Hungary. To say I had fun, I learned tons of things and that I loved it would be too little. It was so intense yet I can say I remember every second of it. I have met tons of interesting people, hearing different languages and struggling with Hungarian bureaucracy… even with buying a sim card 😛 . Anyways, most, if not all, memories were good. Yet, to be honest, if you…

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