The impact of travelling on polyglots

Travelling to different countries can expose you to a very different way of living and culture which in turn can help you learn that language better. Though it is not necessary to travel to a foreign country in order to learn its language, this can be beneficial while learning the language. There are many well known polyglots who are world travelers as well. As multilingualism is widespread in some cultures, travelling can be a great help to identify with the culture and language.

Polyglots and travelling: If you are learning a language out of passion or you are learning it to understand the culture of that foreign country, travelling to that country can help you make your learning more enriching. Benny Lewis is a renowned Irish polyglot and traveler says, his travels in the past 10 years immensely helped learning the 12 languages that he is fluent in. According to him after learning a language, it is advisable to travel to that country to interact with locals and to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and to learn from them.

Globetrotters: A globetrotter who is exploring different countries has the advantage of mingling with different cultures, if you know the local language as well it is an added advantage. The exposure and understanding of a country by visiting it and interacting with the locals is unmatchable. This gives you an insight into how people interact and use their local language by talking in their language.

Polyglot skills: A polyglot is expected to have fluency in several languages and must be able to speak and write those languages. As communication is the core of our everyday life, the skill of a polyglot to converse in different languages can help them go a long way in personal and professional life. In addition to having an impressive knowledge of several languages, they have enhanced understanding of diverse cutlers and people as well.

How to become a polyglot: Studying a new language is an enriching experience unlike learning other disciplines. But, it requires steadfast effort and motivation from the part of the learner. You should not be in a hurry to master the language and having patience is the key here. It is better to focus on one foreign language at a time than to try your hands on many simultaneously. Choosing the right course is of prime importance, you can join an online or campus bound course as per your priorities. You need to be extremely methodical in learning the pronunciation and accent of the language as well as vocabulary and phrases. You can also try to read newspapers and blogs, listen to music and watch movies of that language to improve your understanding.

Polyglotism: Polyglotism or the ability to speak and write in several languages is a widely respected skill that can bring numerous opportunities. As the global exchange of trade and business is increasing day by day, the prospects of polyglots are also increasing in the fields of travel, tourism, media, healthcare and hospitality. Being able to converse in different languages without any particular reason or agenda is an exciting experience in itself.


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