Interview with Steve Kaufmann, one of YouTube’s most famous polyglots and co-founder of LingQ, an online platform offering language-learning courses in 14 languages.
Steve has learnt around 20 (yes, 20!!!) languages in his life. Find out more about his background, how he came to learn French and, more importantly, about his method to learn a new language.
This interview is a must-listen for every language student. It was fascinating to discuss language learning with Steve and compare our approaches. I hope you’ll get great tips out of it as well as a motivation boost 😊
Note: Get the transcript of the full interview (Parts 1 and 2) for the price of one!
apprentissage des langues (nm) = language learning
cerveau (nm) = brain
couramment (parler couramment) = fluently
défi (nm) = challenge
doué(e) pour… = gifted/talented for
feuilleton (nm) = serial, series (tv)
forcément = inevitably, sure to, bound to
polyglotte (n, adj) = polyglot (n, adj) ; multilingual (adj)
Sciences Po (Politiques) = (Paris Institute of Political Studies, a pretigious university in France)
Suède (nf) = Sweden
Links & Resources
- Find Steve on YouTube
- Watch the full interview on Youtube!
- Get an exclusive 35% discount off LingQ’s 1 Year Plan
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- Introduction to the subjunctive (Part 1)
- Masculine or Feminine? Telling the Gender of French Nouns
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