Foreign languages have been my passion since I was a teenager. I started to learn them while at primary school. By now I have been learning or just “flirting” with many languages, among them: English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French, German, Turkish, Arabic, Hindi, Swahili, Esperanto, Russian, Czech, Swedish and others.
As an ambitious learner, it’s not enough for me to know just a few words or sentences in “my” languages. So, with time I started to limit the number of those I have learned. The ones that still stick with me are:
- Polish – of course, as it is my mother tongue,
- English – fluent,
- Spanish – fluent, I have a Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera, C2,
- Italian – advanced,
- French – intermediate,
- Arabic – lower intermediate,
- Portuguese – rusty intermediate.
At one moment, I began to write a language blog. It was meant to be an additional motivation for studying and an opportunity to share my thoughts and experiences with others. Later I also started a traveling blog, a blog about my experiences in learning Arabic and another one, to help those learning Polish to practice it – it’s a blog and a podcast.
Several years ago, my passion for languages took one more form: teaching. I offer lessons and conversational lessons as a tutor on Italki – in Polish, English and Spanish.
I am a member of HYPIA – The International Association of Hyperpolyglots, an international body representing the unique and growing population of hyperpolyglots worldwide.