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[Review] "Language Learning Tips from an Aspiring Polyglot"



▶Date: January 19

Topic: “Language Learning Tips from an Aspiring Polyglot”

Speaker: Josh Kugler (USA)

Review Writer: Bakhodirjon Komilov (Baha) (GIC Talk Volunteer)


Learning a foreign language is more than just a boost to your CV or handy for travelling. It will make you smarter, more decisive and even better at English or any other foreign languages. Physiological studies have found that speaking two or more languages is a great asset to the cognitive process. The brains of bilingual people operate differently than single language speakers, and these differences offer several mental benefits.

Our speaker Josh is a native English speaker who is currently residing in Korean and able to speak Korean, Chinese, and Spanish. He also has studied other languages in the past and during his speech, he intended to describe his past and current successes with failures in the long journey of taking on new languages. The speech was attracted with 7 tips and insights by other language learners. Below, you can see the 7 tips of learning any foreign languages that given by Josh.



 Step 1

To do it because you want to do it.

 Step 2

Perfection is an Enemy of language learning success.

 Step 3

Know your own strengths and weaknesses and adjust learning accordingly.

 Step 4

Don’t hesitate to learn trivial pieces of information.

 Step 5


Recognize that each skill will improve according to the amount of time and effort you have committed to the skill. (reading, writing, speaking and listening)

 Step 6

Set and maintain a daily study habit.

 Step 7

Have fun!


These were vital steps for learning a foreign language. Besides, he has given other tips as well but as everyone has a different mind, skill might not match and help in an effective way. Personally, I really enjoyed and got some cool tips. At the end of the talk, people were able to ask some questions that they are interested in or face some problems.


So What are You Waiting For?

Everyone has their own unique reasons for wanting to learn another language. But while the reasons may be different, they can all be put into action in the same way: by committing to stop making excuses, and to start speaking the language you’ve always wanted to learn. Once you’ve held your very first conversation in a foreign language, trust me: you’ll never look back.