Tatiana Martinez
Steps to become a polyglot :-)

Salut mes chers! Hello my dears! Ciao carissimi! Olá queridos!

Here are some steps for you to become a polyglot:

-Include the foreign vocabulary into your daily routine.Set your cell phone, facebook and computer to another language for you to practice.

-Watch movies with original sound and subtitles for you to get used to the language you are learning and develop your listening skills.

-Listen to music and check the lyrics for you to develop your reading skills.

-Chat with foreign people to improve your fluency.

-Do some interactive exercises and games on-line.

-Read a foreign book for you to acquire more vocabulary

That's all for now!

If you want more hints, just contact me!

See you soon!

Teacher Taty

Oct 3, 2016 12:33 PM
Comments · 7
Polyglot is a strange word. People usually use it to refer to someone who speaks many languages, how many seems to depend on the speaker, but at least 4, often more than 10. I looked up the word in a dictionary, it says to be a polyglot two languages are enough. And then, of course, how well does one have to speak a language for it to count? So, what is your definition of a polyglot? And, in case you are talking about speaking many languages, not just more than one, why would anyone even want to be a polyglot? Also, the number of your native languages is impressive. It would be really interesting if you could share how you managed to learn so many of them at native level.
October 3, 2016
Thanks for your sharing. Indeed to become a multilingualist is not an easy task unless you are living or working in a multilingual environment surrounded by different language speakers. More often than not, a person who can speak more than one primary language is just because he was born in a family with multilingual families and relatives. But of course for some minority of talent language learners, to learn more than 2 foreign language after they have developed their language logic thinking is still pretty appreciable for me. 
October 4, 2016

Hi Katarina, thanks for your participation in the topic.

Regarding the benefits of becoming  polyglot, I would like you to check this article which is really interesting: 

https://www.lifestyleupdated.com/2012/03/12/7-benefits-from-being-polyglot-idea-of-multilingualism/

With regard to having many native languages, my family has descendents from several countries, that's why it became easier for me. Obviously it also requires much effort in practicing and developing the language skills in order to be always updated. But when you feel passionate about your job, you end up learning faster.

Thanks again and have a nice week!


October 3, 2016
Thank you <a ng-if="discu.creator_obj.allow_profile" ui-sref="user({id:discu.creator_obj.id})" href="https://www.italki.com/user/3544284" class="" style="line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(149, 149, 149); outline: 0px; outline-offset: -2px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Tatiana Martinez</a> for the valuable tips. :) 
October 3, 2016
I know EnglishGeek! Here are just some tips.
October 4, 2016
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Tatiana Martinez
Language Skills
English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Learning Language
Spanish