- Insider's Take
Are polyglots – speakers of many languages – a certain category of genius? Or do they know a shortcut that the rest of the world lacks? According to language mentor and polyglot Lýdia Machová, these multilingual whizzes have simply found a way to make the learning process joyful and energizing while consistently applying three principles. Although Machová’s thesis focuses on languages, her basic premise – find the joy in learning – is broadly applicable to education in general. Her TED Talk is a good starting point for those who’ve hesitated to start learning a new field.
About the Speaker
Language mentor Lýdia Machová coaches people toward being self-taught learners of any language. She has taught herself nine languages and learns a new one about every two years.