Breaking the language barrier: Tim Doner at TEDxTeen

Great talk! My respect and admiration for this young language lover. I must admit the first time I watched a video from this guy (a few years ago) I thought he was nothing but a conceited teen who had learned a few phrases in a lot of languages.


I’ve seen that kid before on another video. Great talent, he has.

“Great talent, he has”

Agree, I do

Quite amazing, but not very inspiring. He’s a gifted young man, but there’s far too much emphasis on people picking up x number of languages, or in y number of months, that it’s more likely to put people off who don’t have the same results. You don’t have to study a lot of languages, or pick it up quickly, or embarass yourself, to enjoy it.