Language Hacking
Language Hacking
Feb 1, 2021
#35 Richard Simcott on Being a World Famous Polyglot
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In this episode, we talk to renowned polyglot Richard Simcott about learning languages at university, raising a multilingual child, and finding motivation to learn languages through human connection.

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Some of the topics brought up during the interview are:

  • Studying language at university
  • Secrets to working on more than one language at a time
  • How to maintain languages with anchor languages
  • Reactivating, improving and learning languages
  • Finding motivation to learn languages through human connection
  • Uploading videos and becoming a part of the polyglot community
  • The origins of the Polyglot Conference and shifting to the online space
  • What language learning resources and methods Richard Simcott uses
  • How Richard is learning Korean with his daughter
  • Criteria for choosing a language tutor
  • Raising multilingual children

Podcast theme: “A New Beginning” by Shannon Kennedy

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