Luca recently interviewed Steve Kaufmann, a hyper-polyglot (with over 16 languages to his credit), recognized for his expertise in learning and teaching languages. During this video interview, he gives you his secrets as well as his advice to learn languages without too many difficulties. This video is part of our series of interviews with language experts.

Steve Kaufmann

Learning Tips from a Multilingual Expert: Steve Kaufmann

This video is in English without subtitles. Perhaps this is an opportunity for you to train your ear to learn English don’t you think? That said, if you have any questions about this video, do not hesitate to leave us a comment at the bottom of this article and we will try to answer them as best we can.

What will you find in this video?

This interview lasts 25 minutes. Don’t have time to watch the whole thing? Skip right to the parts that interest you most.

1:52 – All the personal steps of Steve Kaufmann when he learns a new language
4:47 – The language that Steve Kaufmann had the most difficulty learning
6:00 – What really helps to master a foreign language?
7:06 – How to keep your level in several languages?
9:10 – How to use stories and written resources to start learning a new language
11:05 – The 3 keys to learning a foreign language
13:50 – How many words do you need to know to master a language?
15:00 – What was it like to learn a language 50 years ago?
16:49 – How does Steve Kaufmann learn grammar?
18:40 – When does Steve start speaking?


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Learn more about Steve Kaufmann…

To learn more about Steve Kaufmann, his background, and what he does, you can also take a look at:

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