Interview with Bartosz Czekala – Polyglot Talks

Welcome to the second episode in the series of interviews with Polyglots. Today I have a very interesting guest from Poland, Bartosz Czekala, who speaks 9 foreign languages. What’s surprising is his reason to study the languages, that is to put his memory capacities to test and see how mnemonic techniques can speed up foreign language acquisition. 

 

In the interview we discuss

  • mnemonic techniques
  • memory tournaments
  • work as a memory coach

We also speak

  • in Russian about the psychological aspect of learning languages
  • in Spanish about maintaining the languages on a good level
  • in German about a couple of books worth reading

 

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Bartosz runs a website called “The universe of memory”, where he shares his tips and tricks.

 

Let me share my favourite articles.

1A LIST OF 13 EMBARRASSING (AND CAPTIVATING) THINGS YOU CAN READ TO TAKE YOUR LANGUAGE TO NEXT LEVEL

2. THE WORD SUBSTITUTION TECHNIQUE – HOW TO CONSIDERABLY INCREASE YOUR VOCABULARY SIZE

3. BENEFITS OF TALKING TO YOURSELF AND HOW TO DO IT RIGHT