Source: Lessons from a teenage polyglot | Tim Doner | TEDxTeen
By Luis Francisco Montero Hernández @luisframontero
At the age of 16, Tim Doner was labeled the world’s youngest polyglot in the world by the Huffington Post.
Tim Doner was a teenager fluent in more than 6 languages.
Tim now is a graduated from Hardvard and Cambridge.
A multilingual education is more than just vocabulary, it is a vessel to better connect and understand broader histories and cultures.
Its about passion for learning foregin languages.
The hobby of learning language can put you in contact with people all around the world.
Is not only learn a language, but learn about a new culture.
It is about just learn a language for the fun of it learning.
It is about learning how to communicate with people, learning about foreign cultures.
The trick is learning a foreign language as funniest as possible, even interactive with native speakers.
It is easier and funnier learn a foreign language when you do it in a community that gives you support.
If you experiment with mnemonic techniques for learning new languages made the experience more interactive, funnier and easer.
It is more about playing to learn a new language than simple learn a new language.
There is a lot of connection between language and culture and language and thought.
Theres no language that will make you a math genius, there’s no language that’ll make logic problems impossible to understand but is a real tie between language and culture there’s so much language can tell you about culture’s mindset.
Language in essence represents a cultural world view.
You can translate words easy, but you can’t translate meaning.