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AFP 166 – Ekaterina Matveeva: Language Alter Ego and Cultural Intelligence

(Last Updated On: April 27, 2020)

Ekaterina Matveeva comes on the show to talk about her amazing polyglot story, as well as the concept of the language alter ego and cultural personalities. We also share notes on what happens to the personality and identity of an individual as one goes abroad and stays for an extended period of time.

Ekaterina is one of the most inspirational in my network. She seems to be constantly developing new things, working on many projects at the same time.

I wish I had half her productivity!

In this episode we talk about one of her favourite topics, about how each language has a personality within you and how to approach it.

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