Wow. That probably sums up the experience I have had the last week. As I'm sitting in Berlin Schönefeld Airport, heavily sleep deprived, I thought I would write down some of my thoughts about the crazy week that is Polyglot Gathering Berlin 2014.
First of all I must try and verbalise an incredibly congratulations to the main organizers: Judith, Martin and Chuck. Leaning on experience of Esperanto events and also the polyglot conference in Berlin these great people took it upon themselves to organise a Berlin gathering, and save for a few technical problems here and there the event was masterfully and professionally done.Continue reading
The eagle has landed. Or, at least I have managed to get all the way from Odense, Denmark to Berlin, Germany. The time of the Polyglot Berlin Gathering is upon us and I am coming to you live from my hotel room at the venue. Nicely sized room with decent facilities not to mention a rooftop bar!Continue reading
Today is a very exciting episode of the Actual Fluency Podcast. If you have listened to the podcast or even read my blog before, you will have noticed that I recommend Memrise A LOT. To me it's just the perfect learning environment for foreign language vocabulary (and more!). Today I'm very fortunate to be joined by the Chief Operating Officer of Memrise himself, Ben Whately, in order to provide some greater insights into just how Memrise works, the science behind it and what the future holds for the development.Continue reading
Today's post won't be as lenghty as usual, because I am literally swamped with exam preparations. To add to this pressure I will also be going to the PolyGlotBerlin Gathering next week, where I'll be giving a talk – so the pressure is definitely on. This means that my Russian studies and by extension this blog will be running at slightly slower pace during the month or so. I will still strive to post at least one post a week and the weekly podcast, as I have done every week now so far.Continue reading
On today's show I'm joined by Olly Richards. Olly is a well known polyglot and blogger, that with his website “IWillTeachYouALanguage.com” offers incredible insight and inspiration for aspiring language learners. As a matter of fact he was part of the bloggers who inspired me to create Actual Fluency back in the end of last year.Continue reading