How to Maintain a Language While Starting a New One

You've climbed the hill of your first foreign language. Your confidence is growing, and you're beginning to think about learning the next language.

How can you keep an older language fresh while starting on a new one? Do you have to worry about forgetting everything you've learnt within weeks?

Read this article to find out how to plan for success in multiple languages.

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What Is Fluency, What Is Mastery...And How Do You Get There?

This week on the Fluent Show, Lindsay and I went deep into what fluency is, adding in a few other words that often feel awkward to use. It's a great conversation, and will provide you with a new sense of clarity and inspiration, so you can confidently go out there and do what you need to do: learn languages and feel great about it!

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How to Learn Several Languages At The Same Time

It's the dream of many language learners...to study more than one language at the same time and start speaking in more languages within just a year, or maybe even in months. But is this realistic? And what about rules like "don't study languages from the same family"?

In this episode of the podcast, Lindsay and I looked deep into the topic and shared our own experience and best tips. Some of those rules out there didn't hold up!

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Language Learning Advice From a Polyglot Veteran (Bilingual Interview with Judith Meyer)

In this interview with passionate polyglot Judith Meyer, she shares how she learnt over 14 languages, how you can get over the intermediate plateau, and why learning any other language than English takes a little passion.

We talked about

  • what excites Judith about leaving the textbook behind
  • how to get over the intermediate plateau
  • why using your language is the key to making progress
  • what language learners can get out of events like the Polyglot Gathering

Oh...and we did it in two languages! Listen in to find out more.

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Live From the Polyglot Gathering 2017 in Bratislava

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It's one of my favourite episodes of the year - the live clips are in, so you can experience the Polyglot Gathering in 2017 with the Creative Language Learning Podcast as we bring you interviews, impressions and fun from the conference floor.

Here's just a hint of what's inside:

  • Wonderful best wishes to you awesome listeners in German, Indonesian, Esperanto, Portuguese, Slovak, Korean, and more!
  • Slovakia Travel Tips and insights into their unlikely national sport
  • Fiel's call to arms -- how to bring more love into language learning
  • The special vocabulary and handy rule 15 of Esperanto grammar
  • What Gareth Popkins taught us about polyglotism...and what it has to do with your love life

With listening ears, ask questions. - Fiel Sahir

Come to an International Polyglot Event

If our episode inspired you to come and participate in a Polyglot event, check out the 2 big international conferences on the calendar:

"Polyglot" is nothing to be scared of - not anymore!

If this conference has shown me anything, it's that this community called "polyglots" is ever evolving and slowly becoming an ever more supportive, familial group. It's great to see what people of all ages and backgrounds contribute...and of course it feels so fun when you're back home and suddenly realize your phone keyboard now has a Swedish dictionary installed.

To learn more about smaller events near you, check out 8 Life-Changing Language Learning Events Around the Globe here on the blog.

What Gets Easier When You Study More Languages?

People often ask me how many languages I speak. But recently, I was asked one question that made me think more deeply about why and how learning more languages works for me:

Does it get easier when you are learning more languages?

The short answer is "yes". It definitely does.

Here are the things that are helpful, relevant, and different when you are learning your 7th language.

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