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The Polyglot Project: How to Learn Multiple Languages Paperback – November 5, 2010
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While you might find inspiration in this collection of "these people who have learned multiple languages, you can, too" stories, you won't uncover many effective learning strategies. The few gems you do find may not be worth the effort; there is better stuff on sites like lingq.com. The serious language learner should look elsewhere.
I've learnt that there's nothing special about anyone who learns multiple languages and this book literally gives the "secret" to help you do the same.
You won't regret this purchase!
There are tons of great stories and techniques to read through over and over again. They can be used as inspiration to keep going with your language studies, and you can also use it a reference book full of different techniques to try. Good luck!
But the most important thing is ... YOU need to ferret out what works to learn a language. The WHOLE book is just stories of people who learned lots of languages. No SUMMARY of what works! For the love of god, SUMMARIZE what works.
My one criticism of this book is the typography is absolutely awful. It's set in a large (14pt+?) Ariel face that looks like it came straight out of Word. The margins are off and there are no running headings to help you work out where you are in the book. This was obviously self-published and printed on demand and the book is being sold at cost (which is wonderful!) but I really hope at some point it is re-set by someone with more of a design eye. As it currently stands, it's a huge distraction from the excellent content.
but fortunately,I encoutered the man name of Steve kaufman at youtube website few months ago,and then I have been trying his mothod and the result so far is excellent,
anyway,,there is a lot of top class learners in this book include steve, and describe how to learn languages. it galvanizes me to force myself into the languages again.
if you are in a middle of nowhere in language learning,should read this one !!
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I think it is more inspirational and informational tool. Different people share experiences on how they learn languages.Published 18 months ago by abraham
It's amazing.....I've started to read it and I'm realizing it contains so useful tipsPublished 22 months ago by Ramon Almeida
I didn't write a review of this book when it came out for the reason that I thought I was conflicted - I wrote part of it along with 40+ other polyglots who came to know each other... Read morePublished on September 6, 2013 by David J. James
This is an amazing book for me, who is a language lover. I speak Mandarin and some French. I've always wanted to improve my French, and this is going to be my big insparation. Read morePublished on March 15, 2011 by Amazon Customer
Nowhere else in the world at any other time has a book of this magnitude been written by so many authors who have real life experience with learning languages. Read morePublished on January 12, 2011 by L. Curtis