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zhiguli
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 Message 17 of 25
22 May 2007 at 7:40am | IP Logged 
I have read her books in Hungarian and while my Hungarian was not good enough to get the full benefit they were very interesting reads. Unfortunately I'm not able to find the books anywhere, there is a site where a couple of her (scanned) books are listed but sadly they are not available for download...
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Mandafars
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 Message 18 of 25
02 March 2009 at 5:13am | IP Logged 
I don't mean to wake an old thread, but I just wanted to point out that her book (in English) is now available online
as a PDF

Sorry if this is old news...

Polyglot: How I Learn Languages, 2008
http://tesl-ej.org/ej45/tesl-ej.ej45.fr1.pdf
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William Camden
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 Message 19 of 25
02 March 2009 at 3:52pm | IP Logged 
Sometimes old threads are worth waking - it depends.
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polyglossia
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 Message 20 of 25
25 February 2010 at 1:23am | IP Logged 
http://www.eslminiconf.net/september/krashen.html

an interesting link about languages (kato lomb's achievements, heinrich schlieman 's achievements, and some worth reading about bilingual education )

the book of kato lomb does exist in English... I downloaded it and read it intwo days: I guess I was just thrilled!!! "fantastic" story !!


kato lomb's book:

http://tesl-ej.org/ej45/fr1abs.html
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polyglossia
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 Message 21 of 25
18 December 2010 at 8:03pm | IP Logged 
I thought this could be interesting for many of us :

(how to learn a language - learning strategy)

I put it there since it deals with Kato Lomb's achievements... Feel free to put a link on "learning strategy" thread...

http://www.lingua.org.uk/lomb.alkire.html

Edited by polyglossia on 18 December 2010 at 8:05pm

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polyglossia
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 Message 22 of 25
18 December 2010 at 9:18pm | IP Logged 
The most important rule amongst "the Kato Lomb's ten commandements" I guess:

X.     

Be firmly convinced that you are a linguistic genius. If the facts demonstrate otherwise, heap blame on the pesky language you aim to master, on the dictionaries, or on this little book, not on yourself.”



:D :D
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Mooby
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 Message 23 of 25
12 January 2011 at 9:21pm | IP Logged 
I like her quote to Stephen Krashen:

"About six years ago I met a woman in Hungary named Lomb Kato, a professional
translator who had acquired 17 languages. At the time we met she was 86. Her last words to me changed my life: "Stephen, you are so young. So many years left, so many languages to acquire!" (I was 54 at the time.) What an inspiration! Since then I have plunged back into second language acquisition."

She was (and remains) a great inspiration.
At 48 myself, I feel there's still plenty of time to take in a couple more languages.
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Adamdm
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 Message 24 of 25
23 February 2011 at 7:23am | IP Logged 
Mooby wrote:
She was (and remains) a great inspiration.
At 48 myself, I feel there's still plenty of time to take in a couple more languages.


me too!

48 is 21 twice over, and Six - ... and now I am Six, I'm as clever as clever ...


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