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  1. One principle is not enough here, you need a set of different methods, plans, and ways of self-organization. A good book on this topic is by D. B. Nikulicheva “How to find your way to Foreign languages: Linguistic and Psychological strategies of Polyglot students.” �The book contains many practical recommendations and tips for polyglot students, including memory development.�

    Examples of recommendations (from various literature sources):�

    Listening skills are the most important part of learning any language. Listen as much as possible, surround yourself with a stream of speech.�

    ▫ ️shadowing technique. �How accurately you imitate the pronunciation of a native speaker is how well you understand it. Don't forget the importance of intonation and articulation.
    интерв interval repetition method – return to what you have learned in 1 day, 3, 7, 10,
    or a month; ▫ ️ practice at least 3 hours a day;
    ▫ ️ memorize vocabulary in context and ready-made phrases;
    ▫ ️ retell interesting texts aloud;
    ▫ ️ write your thoughts, essays, and keep a diary;

    Of course, it's great to communicate with native speakers whenever possible.

    By the way, it also happens that people seriously consider themselves polyglot, having mastered only the simplest grammatical constructions and elementary vocabulary. Whether we want to or not, we need to learn the language all our lives, even our native language.

  2. Polyglot to polyglot discord. Some people were lucky enough to be born to parents from different countries, plus they grew up in a third or even fourth country. Who can not boast of this, I think polyglot people are united not just by their love of languages, but also by their love of cultures and different countries. Such people are very interested in how and how people live in different countries, they are interested in many aspects of life of different nationalities. It also seems to me that they are undoubtedly linguistically capable people, not everyone can become a polyglot.

  3. In fact, their principle of learning a language is no different: someone learns it from childhood, someone grows up in international families and speaks several languages at once.

    To become a polyglot, of course, you need to have certain abilities and a good memory.

    But there is one secret: each next language from an adjacent group is easier and easier to learn.�

    If you already speak Spanish, French and Italian will be easier.

    If you speak English, you will find similar words in other European languages, especially French, and so on.

    Almost all European languages descended from a common root, which means that they still have similar features.

    Of course, if you know English, then this will not help with Chinese.

    But if you speak Hindi, you will quickly learn Sinhala.

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