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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By entering your email address and clicking the button below, you’re agreeing to receive notifications of new Lit All Over posts by email. What I am supposed to do? Lomb usually only looked up words if they kept appearing and seemed important. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with leran warranty. And it loses its shape where it is touched by the most people: My only qualm with the book lanuages that it seems to take her a long time to get around to actually describing her learning method.

Lists with This Book. Why learn languages Lomb dedicates some time, trying to explain why she does what she does.

More inspirational than instructive, I nevertheless found this book enlightening, and highlighted a number of pages to review in my quest to increase my own foreign language abilities.

I was eleventh year-old and bewildered by many vocabularies I found every time I read a word. Like a child again I played a new thing and forgot old things books which were supposed to get translated.

But I always failed in English. It therefore also has a mystery: A foreign language is a castle. Throughout her life, Lomb never let herself be put off by mistakes and failures, and she never strived for perfection.

Book review of “Polyglot: How I learn languages” by Kató Lomb

I felt saturated from beginning starting new class in campus. I am lucky for reading a book from the best polyglot ever in the earth. No one wonders why after many working hours there is nothing to lahguages seen above ground. Hardcoverpages.

Polyglots is knowing or using several languages; of a book having text translated into several languages; a person who knows and kaot able to use several languages. I wonder if I’ve seen the paragraph quoted elsewhere and incorrectly hkw it to Barry Farber. What ashamed, but my childhood was just like wanderer who wandered to one place to others and forgot the previous ones. It goes without saying that reading from day one is quite an endeavor, and I also think that you should tackle the absolute basics first, or in parallel to jumping into different reading techniques.


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Polyglot: How I Learn Languages: Kato Lomb: : Books

I hope that my energy and enthusiasm made up for what I lacked in linguistic knowledge. I was disappointed, because I couldn’t find lots of practical tips and methods on how to e Although this book contains a few ideas and best practices on how to learn a foreign language, it should be very entertaining and enriching for any language learner as it contains various thoughts, general tips and some useful experiences on the topic.

Her life in languages as described in the book, is characterized by spontaneity and optimism.

It is all about hardworking and consistency. Share it with your friends on Facebook! This is basically a translated autobiography with commentary about how Kato Lomb went about learning languages.

The Secrets of Polyglots. How I Lmob Languages, she refers to more languages she also understood. Who hasn’t desired to climb back to the sunlit sand?

Want to Read saving…. I’m a professional English language teacher, and an amateur language learner, and this book is superb for those wishing pointers on how to approach learning a foreign language or several. Approach language learning with grit and perseverance Rather than joining an English language school, a luxury during the Great Depression, Lomb turned to self-study. I was disappointed, because I couldn’t find lots of practical tips and methods on how to effectively learn a new language as the book title implies, nevertheless the stories and experiences that filled the book made it an entertaining read for me.

How I Learn Languages. Anyway, the first foreign language I learnt is English. The second, I intuited what it was about. More on the Translators You can read an interview with translator Kornelia DeKorne herein which she mentions Polyglot: People tend to recommend children’s books to beginners.


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.

Hungarian polyglot’s secret formula to language self-learning

Plunge on langauges, doing the best you can, and the rest will follow. If it were possible kago pull all that information out it might make up a single chapter. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Lomb went about this by reading books, easy books, like cheap pulp fiction or romance novels, that could be consumed easily without u too much about unknown vocabulary.

Like anyone else, you will need to see the word repeated several times in several contexts before you start remembering it, and even after that you will sometimes forget it. On the basis of a Latin saying, adage docendo discimus we learn by teachingshe treaded just one or two lessons ahead of her students:. That said, it’s a quick read and worth scanning throug Very interesting stuff.

Stop worrying about minutiae. Lomb provides many examples from a variety of languages as well as her native Hungarian.

Use books for that. Lots and lots of unnecessary details as well, and, most importantly, almost all ways of learning a foreign language labguages, more than forty years later, are completely different all such thing A very outdated account of one Hungarian woman’s drive to learn many languages and its results, which she shares with the reader the book was translated sometime in the s.

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