Language Mondays – TEDxTalk about Learning a New Language

For this Language Monday I want to introduce to you Benny Lewis!  Benny Lewis is an Irish guy that speaks an absurd amount of languages.  People that speak several languages, like benny, are called polyglots.  Benny currently speaks eight languages and is working on three others.  But Benny hasn’t always had the ability to speak several languages with ease…  Benny discovered something when it comes to language learning: speaking is the best way to learn.  He did a TEDxTalk (video below) where he talks about how he began learning languages at a rapid rate.

Now we might not all have the opportunity to learn languages as Benny does, but it gives even the worst language learners among us hope!  Check out the TEDxTalk and also check out Benny’s website for more information!  He offers help to aspiring Polyglots, and let’s face it… who doesn’t want to know more languages???

Here’s Benny’s website:

If you could know three new languages completely fluently, what would they be?

Mine: Spanish, German, and Chinese

3 Responses to “Language Mondays – TEDxTalk about Learning a New Language”
  1. Nikki says:

    Oh. My. Goodness. Thank you so much for sharing this!! I have been living in Paris for over a year, and I still don’t speak French! I go through so many emotions as I try to learn, doing all of the things this guy mentions, and have made so many excuses for not speaking, with the biggest being that I work in English all day. This video really makes me understand that it IS possible, and that I need to stop with the excuses. I hope this is fine for you, but I believe this deserves a reblog!!!!!

    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Nikki says:

    Reblogged this on The Perpetual Passenger and commented:
    A post that has inspired me like few others…

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