Archive for February, 2012

Babel No More

How many of you struggled to learn a second language? For many people, it is a true challenge. There are some out there for whom it is a breeze, almost effortless to pick up multiple languages. These language superlearners, and research into what makes them “hyperpolyglots”, are the subject of Michael Erard’s latest book. This book has gotten a lot of attention recently, from many publications such as the Economist, and even our Twitter feed. I’m definitely putting it on my To-Read list. It seems fascinating how people can train their brain to learn how to speak and even think in more than one tongue.

Any of you out there extraordinary language learners?