Learn to master languages like the famous Hungarian polyglot Kató Lomb. Discover her self-learning formula!. some 16 languages. See Wikipedia: %C3% B3_Lomb. Kato Lomb’s 10 Suggestions for Successful Langugage Learning. Polyglot has ratings and 97 reviews. Erica said: It was very refreshing to read Lomb’s language-learning tactics. Just about everything else I’ve rea.

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Fortunately I could stalk the song title. And it loses its shape where it is touched by the most people: We grow young by it, we become children, babbling babies and we seem to start a new life.

She makes the argument, languagrs everyone is fluent in their birth language, and that nobody seems to have difficulty acquiring it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Can you lomg a talent for language learning?

This was an languagew book, especially since it is languaes for free online. Overall, with pages, it is pretty concise and direct. She insists that you can work out lommb common characters and meanings more permanently if you don’t have help. Maybe if she’s a gothic girl At university I found bunches of English literatures. We learnt around 2 hours everyday and extra hours for reading comprehension.

She claims to have learned whole languages from books without dictionaries, quotes a another author who spent a summer reading a book with no dictionary at hand and in a language he had no training in. Her advice may be startling to those only familiar with traditional teaching methods, but for those who really want to learn language effeciently, it makes sense.

If it were possible to pull all that information out it might make up a single chapter. And finally I took private class during my holiday after 2nd semester finished.


But it encouraged me to find what really I am in language.

Book review of “Polyglot: How I learn languages” by Kató Lomb – My Love of Mornings

Then the interpreter started to speak: It’s how she did it, and she taught herself many languages. I felt overwhelmed every time I listened to the song. This should be titled, “My life as an interpreter”. All three developed from the vulgar common use of Latin. Why learn languages Lomb dedicates some time, trying to explain why she does what she does. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

Aug 13, Curtis rated it really liked it Shelves: At the last minute, I threw a Portuguese book into my baggage. But what a life! There were some language learning strategies outlined in this book, interspersed with amusing anecdotes and scenes from the life of the author.

Absolutely fascinating and inspiring book. You need to find your own way, and like I stated in my article about language learning mistakesyou can sometimes find yourself spending all of your study time, reading about language learning instead of actually studying them. And all because of her proficiency in learning languages, and her fearlessness in using them, even if imperfectly. A distinct lack of the word “science” aside for now, the organization of the material itself is very different.

All in all, an inspiring read for aspiring polyglots. Nor will it likely be successful. I wouldn’t say so far that most of her advice is really earth shattering, nor is it very detailed. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? It’s also heartbreaking to find out that she first started ignoring the unfamiliar and opaque words out of necessity, as she didn’t dare to consult a Russian dictionary.


To speak a foreign language is a matter of practice, and mistakes will be made. What MBTI sees as a Sensing preference is deemed as laziness, choosing the minimal intellectual and physical effort -I always buy books in pairs: I felt the author was a bit disingenuous here.

It was Japanese language. Nowadays computers and digital technologies make it even easier, of course. I’ve always been interested in languages and would like to learn several at least!

Lomb does a great job to combine entertainment and education in her writing.

Originally she graduated in physics and chemistry, but her interest soon led her hkw languages. Yes, it was around 4 years ago. Embrace failures and don’t strive for perfection Throughout her life, Lomb never let herself be put off by mistakes and failures, and she never strived for perfection.

The second, I intuited what it was about. She makes reference to Nelson Mandela’s quote, “If panguages talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.

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Hungarian polyglot’s secret formula to language self-learning

It’s like she intentional wanted to make each example completely unique. Lomb learned her languages as an adult, after getting a PhD in chemistry, the methods she used will thus be of particular interest to adult learners who want to master a foreign language.

As she developed her method, and learned ever more languages, Lomb quickly realised that interest and motivation are key for successful learning.