Learning a new language is no more a herculean task, says the CEO who speaks 7 languages!
Learning a new language is something so many of us endeavor to do. Some of us succeed and some of us fail, for most of us do not know the secret to learning a new language; any language in the world. This polyglot, Hungarian CEO called Balázs Csigi very dexterously, learnt 7 languages after he discovered the secret that led him to undo the knots of different languages.
Even as some of us struggle with books that promise to teach new languages in “80 days”, one may find it pretty tangent to relate them to the practical learning of a language. Csigi says that, being a native Hungarian speaker, he struggled with English the same way. One has to agree with him when he says that it doesn’t matter if you have a considerably vast vocabulary of an acquired language or are even good at grammar, things certainly go haywire when it comes to speaking fluently, leave alone conversing like a native.
1 Csigi’s Moment of Eureka
As soon as he was introduced to the concept and findings of Linguistics and cultural semantics, Csigi witnessed that moment of Eureka. It led to a remarkable change in the way he learned English and in the way he perceived any other language. And not to forget, it led him to be a speaker of 7 languages.
On one side were the numerous books that had added to his knowledge of English vocabulary and grammar, and on the other, was this magnificent discipline called Cultural Semantics. It opened up the secret to him that the key to any language is its culture. In order to master any language you had to understand its culture or rather get immersed in it.
Coming from learning English by memorizing words, expressions and usage, Csigi attained almost naïve perfection in English because of this secret.