2018 Introductions

Lesser-known polyglots from around the world on YouTube

I like discovering lesser-known polyglots and aspiring polyglots (language learners) from around the world, and introducing them to the global polyglot community on Twitter. Here are the ones I introduced on Twitter in 2018. Let my efforts help in a small way to eliminate the stereotype that most polyglots are white, male, native English speakers. 

 

Hyunjung Kim is a Korean woman who runs a clothing shop with her husband, and who speaks English, Japanese, and Mandarin Chinese. https://t.co/SdQD981mtH 

 

Marlon Ramos is a teen polyglot in the Philippines. He speaks 18 languages at different levels of proficiency, but as yet almost nobody has heard of him. https://youtu.be/lWKtIg_6jX8  

 

Shota is from Japan and speaks English, Italian, Spanish, and French. He teaches the Japanese language and culture on his channel, with an emphasis on the correct use and meaning of common words and expressions. https://youtu.be/LJZpb-DVOto  

 

Shahidah Foster (Language Bae) is a black, American woman who speaks German, French, and Spanish and uses German in her career. She posts a lot of language tips, such as how to prepare for a job interview in a foreign language. https://youtu.be/BUlpx_uFhsI  

 

I only started doing this late in the year, so I’ve only introduced four YouTubers so far. 

 

Of course, I recommend all kinds of polyglots and aspiring polyglots on Twitter. This kind of introduction is just meant to overcome stereotypes and introduce YouTubers that you are less likely to encounter elsewhere. I hope to discover and introduce many more this year. If this interests you, feel free to follow me on Twitter. https://twitter.com/and_e_r  

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