11 Nov 2022

Tips from a polyglot on how to learn a new language

From Nights, 9:07 pm on 11 November 2022

Learning a new language can be a rewarding task in many ways, widening your world view and improving your brain health as you age. But why is it some people seem to learn languages much easier than the rest of us? Do people really have a 'knack' for languages?

Andrew Leathem from the Christchurch Polyglots and Language Learners Group is what you call a 'polyglot', someone who can speak more than three languages fluently. He shares a few tips on how to pick up a new language.

Student writing Spanish words on blackboard (stock photo).

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