Kaufmann is an incredible polyglot and the founder of
LingQ.com. He speaks 10
languages well and has a knowledge of 15 languages. I tested him in
Czech and he is reasonably good and I believe that he could hold a
conversation as needed. We talk about the secrets to learning a
lanugage and how the majority of his language learning
accomplishments have been in the last 10 years, he is 69.
We discuss the nuances of lanugage and the best ways to learn it.
He has his learning program which focuses on listening and
comprehension over translation and speaking. His results speak for
Listen to this funny and interesting interview with an amazing guy
that we can all agree is notable.
Can travel be more than just a fun thing to do? Could it also provide some benefit and learning experiences later in life? I have always thought this and this is why I have relentlessly travelled the world and now have been to over 80 countries. I have always thought that I was planting the seeds of wisdom while in faraway lands. Through experiences with foreign people, cultures, concepts, and ways of doing things I learned much more than anything I could've done while at home. I interview amazing guests, bestselling authors, scientists, successful business people, dating experts, travel junkies, polyglots (people who speak more than 3 languages), and anybody who I think is interesting for the growth of our listeners and I as people. I think by doing this we can plant the seeds of wisdom which will ultimately lead to our success in career, business, money, relationships, self-worth, and generally being a more well-rounded person. But it requires you to be active making this happen. What do you think?