Are you keen on languages? Do you define yourself a polyglot? If so, did you know that in Europe and outside Europe polyglot events occur every year? It sounds cool, right? Every year, thousands of people, polyglots and monoglots meet up and have great time together during polyglot events which include:
- Polyglot Conference
- Polyglot Gathering
Polyglot Conference events started in Budapest in May 2013 and since then they take place in a different country every year. In 2014 in Novi Sad (Serbia), 2015 in New York, 2016 in Thessaloniki (Greece), and 2017 in Reykjavik. Attending these events, you would combine your passion for languages and travelling!
Who can participate?
Literally everyone! It doesn’t matter if you speak 10 or 1 language or if you speak them well or not. Go and enjoy the experience of listening people of all over of the world speaking several languages.
Where is it?
This year the polyglot conference will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It usually takes place in Universities, colleges or in cultural centres. If you are meant to go, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the country! Indeed, Ljubljana is considered the green capital of Europe and it’s also very cheap!
Dates are already public: 26-28 October 2018.
How is it organised?
There will be four separate tracks for papers and presentations, three related to “Diversity in Language” and one honouring Slovenian culture and regions.
The entire weekend costs 129 €, while only one day 89 €. If it seems expensive, don’t worry you can still take part in “Friday evening event” which costs 39 €.
For further details visit their website: http://polyglotconference.com
Another important event for polyglots must be Polyglot Gathering. So far there have been Polyglots Gathering in Berlin in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and in Bratislava in 2017 and 2018. For this year the event is already finish, but stay tuned for next year!
The event is organised over four days and includes lectures, talks, discussions and language taster session. Furthermore, free walking tour, city game, and picnic brunch were organised this year.
Are you keen to learn another language?
This year Polyglot Gathering made a “Language challenge”. In 60 days the participant is challenged to learn either Slovakian or Esperanto through free apps listed on the website. Take a look, it could be interesting!
Sooner the better. If you pay weeks in advance you will get a discount!
This year the event took place from 30th of May to 3rd of June. The cost until the 11th of April was 120€ for the whole event and 40 € for one day. Late 11th of April to 23rd of May it costs 140 € for the whole day and 45€ for one day.
In addition, if you are a student (under 26 years old) don’t forget your 50% discount!
For further information visit: https://www.polyglotbratislava.com