Langauge learning journies

Extremely talented individual, Tim Doner, the ‘Worlds Youngest Hyperpolyglot’ describes his experiences at TEDx Teen in the above video. In this article for TED Ed, he expands on the presentation and describes what he learnt about himself in the process. He also poses some good challenges to the meaning of ‘fluency’, playfully questioning ideas about non-L1 English speakers’ fluency if they don’t know every word in regular use, even if they aree linguistics experts who can define “epenthetic schwas” and “voiceless alveolar stops”!