Polyglot Gathering 2022

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Teresin, Poland
May/June 2022

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.

Teresin, Poland

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!

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What did the participants say in 2020?

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

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?

attend lectures with practical language learning tips and many interesting topics related to languages (mostly in English but also in other languages) and even propose their own
share their own tips, ideas and insights in Lightning talks (spontaneous short talks)
visit practical workshops about less known languages and other language-learning skills
talk to other people in whatever language they share (everyone has a nametag with all the languages they wish to speak)
hang out in comfy get-together areas in between the talks (including a No-English zone, a Board Game zone, Coffee-break zone (with free coffee!) or Sponsors zone
enjoy multilingual concerts, take an active part in a cultural evening
visit the city and surroundings, spend time in local bookstores and taste the regional cuisine in pubs and restaurants
share old language books and fresh food/beverage snacks from their country

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.

Read more about the team

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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