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Guest Post: Polyglot Indonesia
I mentioned earlier in one of my articles that joining local communities is one of many strategies to learn languages. Apart from learning the language, you may also have the chance to interact with fellow learners. You may also do things together in the foreign language, such as singing, chatting, or anything in order to use the foreign language in real life. Surround yourself with the learning atmosphere, then the motivation and self-confidence will come.
Here I want to show you a bit of Polyglot Indonesia, which is a language community based in Indonesia. I am surprised and happy to see the enthusiasm of Indonesian in learning foreign languages.
Polyglot Indonesia, the stage is yours...
Polyglot Indonesia (PI) started its activities in 2013 as a community for language enthusiasts with the aim to support language practise in a fun and relaxed environment. We facilitate information exchange on language and culture and serve as a networking platform for all its members, no matter the nationality. We believe that our organization will contribute to a positive development for all involved.
Polyglot Indonesia support the usage of local and international languages through Webforum, Facebook fanpage and Twitter account. To date, we serve to a community close to 8,500 members on the Facebook Group, over 6,300 likes on the Facebook Page and 3,300 followers on Twitter Account.
Language Exchange Meetup - this has been one of Polyglot Indonesia core activities, which have been initiated in 6 cities: Aceh, Bandung, Jakarta, Semarang, Surabaya and Yogyakarta. Participants of PI Meetups range over a wide variety of backgrounds and age: school children, high school and university students, entrepreneurs, researchers and working professionals.
What do you think? If you are residing in those Indonesian cities mentioned earlier, it would be a good chance to check them out on site.Thanks for reading. Feel free to share this article if you like. If you have any opinions, please leave a comment. I love reading them.