It's the Holiday Season...
It is the most wonderful time of the year - especially to be a polyglot!
My fellow polyglots and I all over the world joined together to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and happy holiday season!
I am so thrilled to have such talented colleagues all around the world. Thanks to the Internet, we are able to connect, inspire, learn, and grow with one another. I am so thankful that everyone who I asked said yes to participate in this project!
Please make sure to follow along with all of our multilingual adventures - you never know which language we will be speaking next!
Meet the Polyglots
Ikenna - Polyglot, music producer with a passion for music from around the world
Lina - The Busy Linguist (I’ve mentioned her videos here on my blog before!)
Bryce - Finite Languages
Lindsay - Lindsay Does Languages
YouTube (Check out her latest Language Stories video!)
Azren - Azren the Language Nerd
Kamila - Polyglot’s Diary
Rye - Rye Talks to the World
Anne - The Californienne
Nikki - Speak at Home Tonight
How to Say Merry Christmas in Twenty Languages
Make sure to like, comment, and share the video!
Let us know your favorite way to say Merry Christmas :)
P.S. There are only a few spots remaining
if you’d like to take advantage of Speak at Home Tonight’s New Student Special.
Can't wait to see you soon!
Last month, my Dad messaged me to let me know that one of his favorite radio programs, Take 2 with Jerry and Debbie, was hosting an episode on languages.
In a moment of true serendipity, after finishing teaching my morning lessons, I read my Dad's text message, found the phone number and dialed multiple times until I got through.
Getting on the Radio
As I listened to the others describing their experiences with other languages, my heart filled with joy knowing that I had to make it on this program before it ended.
Luck was on my side - and the timing was right.
I spoke to the screener and we bonded over Eastern European customs. When he heard my background and the number of languages I speak, he said he would try to get me on and to wait until I heard my name.
Save the Best for Last
Just as the program was about to conclude, they decided to go to one more caller.
Take a listen below and hear me as the last guest of the day answering the question, "How Many Languages Do You Speak?"
Shout out to Tatus
I'm so grateful my Dad was able to listen live and record this sound clip.
It absolutely made both his and my day/week/month.
The full episode is available to stream directly here.
Take 2 with Jerry & Debbie
Hosts Jerry Usher and Debbie Georgianni create a welcoming on-air environment so that their listeners feel comfortable sharing with one another their take on the most important issues of daily life.
Catholics helping Catholics!
As a peer-to-peer ministry, it's social media for the ears!
A round up of the best language stories:
1. Polyglot Runs Into Another Polyglot And They Have A Casual Chat In 15 Languages
This video made me so happy. It's so much fun to meet another polyglot and to go back and forth with each other, speaking different languages. The best is when you can't remember something in one language so you use another language to describe it and your friend 'gets' it because you have that language in common too. Being able to communicate is the best feeling in the world. How many of the languages spoken here can you understand?
2. Six of Croatia's Can't-Miss Dishes
Even if you've never been to Croatia or had Croatian food, you have to check out the amazing looking photos of these savory meals! I cannot wait to be back in Croatia next month to have fresh fish on the Adriatic. I know my husband, Tomislav, is especially excited for Istrian Fuži (homemade pasta from Istria, Croatia) with truffles (tartufi). The ž in Croatian is pronounced like the sound in the middle of the English word "pleasure".
3. Why We Should Learn German by John le Carré
Was it love at first sound to you? :) To quote Charlemagne: “To have another language is to possess a second soul.” John le Carré notes that he might have added that to teach another language is to implant a second soul. It's more important now than ever to teach and spread understanding of German culture and life.
4. Croatia's First Underwater Winery Is Open to Visitors And you can take a dive to see it.
As one of the countries that drinks the most wine in the world, Croatia knows its vino. But now, the Balkan nation is taking it to the next level. Have you seen this underwater winery yet?
5. An American Speaking Polish About What He Loves About Poland
It takes a lot of courage to film (and POST) yourself speaking another language. It's such a humbling experience but it's incredible for you to hear yourself (and your progress) every once in a while! I absolutely love this video that my Dad sent me. The Foreign Citizen speaks excellent Polish and it's fun to listen to, especially during these difficult and controversial times.
Make sure to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for even more language links that I love.
Let me know which one is your favorite this week!
As you probably know by now, I speak 7 languages fluently.
I speak many more conversationally and am always learning new phrases.
A lot of people think that you have to be bilingual from birth in order to be a polyglot. Of course, it helps to already have an understanding of how another language works, but it's not necessary.
You can absolutely become fluent in another language FAST and at home.
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Polish-American Polyglot, Language Expert, German Teacher, M.Ed., married to my dream guy, the Croatian Sensation. Let's connect!
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