Meeting Teenage Polyglot Tim Doner in New York

I traveled to New York to meet Tim Doner. Tim is probably the youngest person in the world who has the ability to speak over 20 languages. He might not be fluent in all of them but he speaks very comfortably in French, Arabic, German, Farsi, Hebrew, Chinese and a few more. In this video we talk about how he learns languages and also short conversations in Dutch/French, German and Mandarin Chinese. Enjoy!

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Why learning a language in the country works better then study at home

We constantly work on our self-development when we travel. We meet many different people, learn about other cultures; we observe and learn how the world works. By meeting people and learning how the world works, we can also create new business opportunities. In some countries we might experience what real poverty is and also learn that the government or economic situation in our country is not that bad after all. Another benefit we get from traveling is that it often gives us the chance to learn a foreign language and in a way that is fun.

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How to learn a new language in 1 month without studying

As you read this title you might be thinking, is it really possible to learn a language in one month for a normal person? “Without studying?” What does that mean?

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Learning Portuguese in Brazil in 1 month

In December 2014 I stay for one month in Brazil. In my free time I will learn Portuguese by chatting and speaking it with natives online and in a later stage when I feel more confident I will practice it in person as well. Before I came to Brazil I had never spoken Portuguese although I had a basic level in Spanish which helped me to learn Portuguese. My goals is to reach at least an A2 level before I take my flight back to Holland.

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How did I learn Japanese and Cantonese in 3 months?

For the Add1Chanllenge I took on Japanese and Cantonese. Since I have been traveling the regions where the language is spoken regularly, I wanted to learn both languages for a long time but was never consistent enough to study these languages on a daily base.

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Benny Lewis: Making a living from traveling the world

I’ve been following Benny’s travels since I uploaded my first language related video on YouTube three years ago. I’ve always been impressed by how quickly he managed to pick up new languages.

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Country #64: Andorra

On our journey to see all countries in Europe we visited Andorra this time. Watch the video below to get a quick impression about what Andorra is like.

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VIDEO: My Cantonese after 2 months and one week of speaking practice

This is a recording of a chat I had with another teacher from Italki. I think that I’ve reached a level on which I don’t really need to ”study” anymore. At this stage I find it more fun and useful to speak in the target language and ask the teacher when something is unclear. Making notes is also important nevertheless you can’t see me making any notes in the video.

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