Today’s interview is with an Irish polyglot Benny Lewis who speaks 8 languages. A polygot is defined as someone who speaks several (more than 2) languages. What you will get out ofBenny Lewis’ Interview:
- If you want to learn a language, reinforcement that it is possible to gain language fluency in 3 months with a great tip about severing your links to your mother tongue and how language strengthens your connections with locals when your travel. Note fluency in speaking is not perfect. It just means that you can communicate and have a good conversation with the locals and navigate around the words you don’t know. It is easy to build a language once you are fluent through more exposure, books, etc, but most people never get to fluency. Ramon says: Gaining fluency in a language is actually quite possible in 3 months I did it with German and now I am complemented regularly on my German when I travel even years later.
- If you are looking at earning money online, inspiration that it is possible to live your dreams and make money helping other people and continually being inspired to improve yourself doing something you like doing.
- If you are doing it tough following your dreams with people disparaging you from your goal, just think how many people think that fluency in a language is not possible and let Benny Lewis inspire you to keep going and ignore the critics. A good rule is only listen to people who are successful and ignore everyone else.
- In the interview, Benny describes how he made the critical step while travelling to cut him self off from English and make the leap into Spanish as his first language. Commitment counts when it comes to achieving goals – you can do it
You might also like this video. It’s a tour of Benny Lewis’ flat in 8 languages. It is really tough switching languages like that and he does a great job. you can tell he would have a great time travelling in any of those countries.
Benny is Irish and he studied engineering. That sounds pretty mundane right?
Well, after he graduated, Benny went off to work in Spain and decided to dedicate himself to learning Spanish. Towards the end of his first year in Spain, all his friends were about to head back home to their respective countries and he had no choice but to continue traveling since he didn’t want to live in Spain without his friends.
This led to him learning multiple languages over the course of a few years, and it resulted in him working out the secret to becoming fluent in any language – Language Hacking. Little did Benny know that his blog and guide (which was his own journal of language learning) would turn into a main source of income for him, with thousands of subscribers and monthly visitors.
Benny inspires and teaches others how to learn foreign languages in short periods of time, and he makes money from helping people do that. Currently he is in the Philippines learning a language called Tagalog, but he already has a new country and new language to learn scheduled for the month of March.
Benny speaks the following languages:
I highly recommend listening to this interview with Benny Lewis – The Irish Polyglot. There is a huge amount of wisdom and inspiration that you can use and apply to your own life path. Enjoy!
Listen to the audio interview below or download it Here –> Polyglot Benny Lewis Interview