Hey! Have you heard of the Polyglot Gathering?
The Polyglot Gathering is the world’s biggest international event for polyglots and language lovers which is being organized every single year at the end of May. This fantastic event is fully packed with awesome talks and presentations, rich cultural activities and fun social program. And what is the best part? Everything is related to languages!
During the event, the participants spread their love and exercise their passion for cultures and languages, share tips and experiences, and most importantly use and practice many languages to discuss, listen, learn, and socialize with one another. Learners, teachers, enthusiasts, beginners, professionals, scientists, educators, Polyglot Gathering is here for all of us! Are you ready to join?
The Polyglot Gathering will take place for the first time in Poland in 2022!
It will take place in May/June 2022 in Teresin, Poland, 30 km from Warsaw.
When will registration open?
As the current pandemic situation is still unclear and most people cannot make travel plans for May 2022 now, we have decided to open registration later. Participants who registered for 2020 and decided to move their registration for 2022 will have priority for spots in hotel rooms and to change their bookings.
If you miss the Gathering, we have started publishing the videos of the talks recorded during the Polyglot Gathering Online in May 2021! Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don’t miss the talks!
What did the participants say in 2020?
Polyglot Gathering changed my life. I used to be the only person I knew who loved learning languages and even though my friends supported me in this hobby, I could never really talk to them about (and in!) various languages. This amazing community helped me better understand myself and my love for languages, brought me dozens of close friends for life and even helped me create a successful business with languages. Come and join us!
The Polyglot Gathering is a welcoming, lively celebration of the joy of language learning. You’ll hear inspiring talks, pick up useful tips and have a chance to share your enthusiasm with old friends and new. It’s a highlight of my language learning year.
I go to the Polyglot Gathering every year. In 2020 I throughly enjoyed chatting with old friends and new at the online edition. Cannot wait to talk to more language lovers again this year!
Polyglot Gathering, both in person and online, has had a huge impact on my life. It’s wonderful to be surrounded by people from different backgrounds who share the same interests and encourage each other, no matter how many languages you speak. Last year, the online gathering exceeded all my expectations, and I can’t wait to experience that again this year – listening to fascinating talks, running into old friends in language practice rooms and making new friends during social activities are just a few examples of what makes Polyglot Gathering so dear to me.
Thank you so much for making this event online. I discovered my passion for languages almost 10 years ago and I’ve dreamed of participating in a polyglot conference for years now. The online platform made it possible for me to participate. I’m thoroughly pleased with how everything turned out and I look forward to participating (in person) in the future.
A huge thank you for this event! I have never attended a more inclusive event – people from so many countries of various ages speaking such a great number of languages! I am glad to have had a chance to participate as a guest and as a speaker and I am already greatly looking forward to the next year’s Polyglot Gathering!
Thank you so much for organizing this online event, it was awesome, I really felt like I had found my true home, and I learned so much!
I was amazed at this well-organized online gathering. I appreciate all your preparation and hard work. I had been longing to attend the Polyglot Gathering for years, then you made my dream come true. Thank you!
How many languages do I have to speak to attend?
Your mother tongue! That’s it.
There’s no requirement of speaking many languages. All that counts is your approach to them: if you love learning languages and you want to meet like-minded people who also love languages, the Polyglot Gathering is the right place for you!
Why should I attend?
Meet new friends
If you think learning languages is a great leisure activity and you are learning new and new ones in your free time, where else will you find more than 500 people with this passion? 🙂 It’s the best place to make like-minded friends.
Meet other professionals
If you are a language professional, teacher, interpreter or translator, then the proactive networking and stratcom with a clear goal to leverage your paradigm shift in language learning and endeavour for thinking out the box without any impact on doing the heavy lifting, attending the Polyglot Gathering may help you to push the envelope and bring a win-win situation. And if you came here after you were searching for these buzzwords, hey, we got you and want absolutely to talk to you on the site!
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Visit the heart of Poland
Poland is worth visiting. From the Baltic Sea to the Tatra Mountains, from castles to the Białowieża Forest, Poland has a lot of attractive places to see. You will definitely find something that suits your taste. Plan a longer stay to visit some of them!
Polish your Polish
You probably won’t meet Grzegorz Brzęczyszczykiewicz or have to pronounce chrząszcz brzmi w trzcinie, but even cześć or szczęście is quite challenging, isn’t it?
If you don’t know Polish at all, learn some basics on polski.info before you go to the Gathering!
Travel around Central and Eastern Europe: Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania are all in the Schengen Area, and there are no extra costs for phone and data roaming, which makes travelling much easier.
What do people do at a Polyglot Gathering?
Polyglot Gathering in pictures
Who are the organizers of this event?
The founders of the event and main organizers of the first three editions in 2014–2016 were Judith Meyer, Chuck Smith and Martin Sawitzki. Afterwards, Polyglot Gathering moved from Berlin, Germany to Bratislava, Slovakia and has been organized ever since by a non-profit organization Education@Internet (E@I), with Peter Baláž as the main organizer along with the rest of this organization’s dedicated team of polyglots and organizers.
Education@Internet (E@I) is an international team which conducts online projects that first became active in 1999. Drawing upon the team’s expertise, E@I was legally constituted in 2005 as a politically-neutral and non-governmental youth organization.
E@I’s vision is that of a world in harmony and peace, in which all citizens may communicate worldwide with ease and speed.
This organization’s activities are conducted in accordance with this vision, and with the help of an international group of volunteers. These activities comprise organizing and supporting projects which disseminate the importance and usefulness of unbarred international communication.
If you appreciate this organization’s work in regards to Polyglot Gathering and you would like to contribute to the realization of its activities, please consider supporting it financially in order to help assure the sustainability of its projects.
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