Polyglot

9 Surprising Polyglots Throughout History

9 Surprising Polyglots Throughout History

Cleopatra, James Joyce, Ho Chi Minh and other historical figures who added “polyglot” to their long list of accomplishments.
Are You A Polyglot, Or A Hyperpolyglot?

Are You A Polyglot, Or A Hyperpolyglot?

And who determines what the benchmark is for this type of thing, anyway?
Why Should You Date A Polyglot?

Why Should You Date A Polyglot?

The average language nerd is a pretty good catch. And not just because they might agree to double as your language tutor.
The Tale Of The Polyglot Pushkin

The Tale Of The Polyglot Pushkin

Pushkin is widely credited as the founder of the modern Russian literary language — but he spoke as many as 15 others.
10 Tips To Learn Any Language From An Expert

10 Tips To Learn Any Language From An Expert

Here’s some advice from Matthew Youlden, a Babbelonian who speaks nine languages. Let this master guide you through the easy and fun way to learn any language.
Ask Babs: Why Don’t Native Speakers Ever Want To Talk To Me In Their Language?

Ask Babs: Why Don’t Native Speakers Ever Want To Talk To Me In Their Language?

This month: an aspiring polyglot talks to the hand. Also, how to swim your way out when foreign curse words land you in hot water.
Quiz: Do You Know How To Answer The Phone in 10 Languages?

Quiz: Do You Know How To Answer The Phone in 10 Languages?

You had me at hello. Or, wait, what was it you said?
Babbel At The Polyglot Conference — So What Do 400 Language Experts Talk About (And In How Many Languages)?

Babbel At The Polyglot Conference — So What Do 400 Language Experts Talk About (And In How Many Languages)?

Back in October, Babbel was a proud sponsor of the Polyglot Conference in Thessaloniki, Greece. We talked with 6 conference speakers and 2 attendees to discover what makes these passionate language learners tick.
The Most Multilingual People Throughout History

The Most Multilingual People Throughout History

How many languages can one human mind master? Here are some of the most famous polyglots in history.
7 Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn Languages, From A Guy Who Speaks 9

7 Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn Languages, From A Guy Who Speaks 9

Looking for one good reason to learn a foreign language? How about seven? Advice from our resident expert on why picking up another language is a good idea.
Aged 35 He Speaks 11 Languages – Luca Lampariello’s 11 Tricks To Learn Any Language

Aged 35 He Speaks 11 Languages – Luca Lampariello’s 11 Tricks To Learn Any Language

This article is a wake-up call for all those who dream of becoming multilingual: just do it! Luca Lampariello talks about where he finds the motivation for learning languages, and how he’s learned 11 so far.
Twins Learn A Language In A Week: The 7 Day Turkish Challenge

Twins Learn A Language In A Week: The 7 Day Turkish Challenge

Can two guys learn Turkish in 7 days? It sounds impossible, but that’s exactly what Matthew and Michael Youlden intend to do.

5 Tricks To Learn Spanish (Or Any Other Language) From 2 People Who Speak 11

Two polyglots discuss their shared love for the Spanish language and offer some tips for language learners.
1 Language That Only 2 People Speak: The Secret Language Of Twins

1 Language That Only 2 People Speak: The Secret Language Of Twins

Insights from the multilingual twin brothers who transformed their secret twin-speak into a constructed language.