25 Prolific Language Learning Bloggers You Should Follow

25 Prolific Language Learning Bloggers You Should Follow

NOTE: The original list here has been updated, revised and expanded (again) for 2020.

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I thought I’d put together a short list of who I consider to be some of the most prolific and authoritative bloggers on language learning at present.

This is definitely not an exhaustive list of every language blogger out there (there are loads of others I deliberately didn’t include for one reason or another and probably a lot that I don’t know about as well). I haven’t included popular websites (e.g. HTLAL forum) that aren’t blogs either.

When I started scouring the net for the best language learning blogs I found the lack of good quality, reputable blogs on this topic frustrating, not to mention how much I had to dig in order to find them. It’s good to read up on other people’s success and struggles in language learning, and to take what you can use from their various (and often conflicting) methods and approaches.

The people I’ve mentioned below may know several languages but all of them have languages of specialization or expertise to some extent. Many of them may blog about language learning in general but each of them have specialist knowledge of certain languages.

If you know of a blogger (either language-specific or general language learning) that should be mentioned here, add your input in the comments section below and I’ll update this list! 🙂

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Olly Richards

Olly Richards IWTYAL

Blog: I Will Teach You A Language

Languages: English (native), Japanese, Cantonese, Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian.

Products: Spanish Uncovered, Italian Uncovered, German Uncovered, French Uncovered

His site in his own words:

“I’ll show you the techniques I’ve used to learn seven languages and how you can do it too.”

Olly’s a friend of mine who works as a language educator and is currently in Egypt learning Arabic. He offers loads of sound advice for language learners based on his own many years of experience as both a learner and teacher.

Check out his post: 7 year old speaks 5 languages


Mondly blog

Blog: Mondly Blog

Languages: All.

Product: Mondly

Mondly is an outstanding language platform and gamified mobile learning app that covers dozens of different languages. It has a great blog with multiple contributors on various languages updated frequently.

Check out this post: Why Better, Faster Learners Are Often Better, Deeper Sleepers

Benny Lewis

Benny Lewis - Fluent In 3 Months

Blog: Fluent in 3 Months

Languages: English (native), Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin, Dutch, American Sign Language

Products: Fluent in 3 Months Premium (review), Fluent In 3 Months Challenge

UPDATE: Benny has teamed up the Teach Yourself series and produced this outstanding ‘Language Hacking’ series.

His site in his own words:

“Over the past 10 years, I’ve developed a simple system for learning languages. Using this system, I can be confident at speaking any language in as little as three months.”

Benny has a popular blog that follows his travels and short-term language learning missions where he documents his progress speaking from day one.

Check out his YouTube channel: Irishpolyglot

TalkInArabic.com Blog

Talk In Arabic

Blog name: TIA Blog

Languages: Arabic.

Product: TalkInArabic.com

Our website which is focused solely on spoken Arabic dialects that features a blog on Arabic language topics, recipes and music lyrics.

Check out the post: Why Learning Arabic Is Easy

Eoin Ó Conchúir

Eoin Bitesize Irish Gaelic

Blog: Bitesize Irish Gaelic blog

Languages: English (native), Irish.

Product: Bitesize Irish Gaelic (which I reviewed here) and Learn Irish With Eoin

I’ve always recommended Bitesize Irish Gaelic to new learners of Irish but I’d also like to mention here that Eoin runs a blog where you’ll find some excellent posts about Ireland and the Irish language. The posts by Audrey Nickel in particular are very good.

Check out this post: Irish Gaelic: The Problem of Phonetics

Jared Romey

Jared Romey

Blog: Speaking Latino

Languages: English (native), Spanish (various dialects).

Product: Several books and ebooks on Spanish dialects.

His site in his own words:

“My books and now this website are a consequence of my early bumblings in Spanish, repeated bouts with culture shock, and confusions over the correct words for popcorn, gasoline, pen, bus, underwear, traffic jam and drinking straw.”

Jared guest posted here a while back. His blog in my opinion should be the first point of call for anyone undertaking Spanish, especially Latin American varieties.

Check out his post: Become Fluent Faster By Ignoring These 5 Spanish Fundamentals

Angel Huang

Angel Huang - MandarinHQ

Blog: MandarinHQ

Languages: Mandarin (native), English

Product: Spoken Chinese Vault

Her site in her own words:

“We’re here to help you bridge the gap between textbook Chinese and real spoken Chinese.”

I’ve included Angel’s site here because I think her videos are amazing and I love her approach. If you’re learning Mandarin you should definitely subscribe to this.

Check out her post: “Become” a Native Chinese Speaker with the Character Shadowing Technique

Luca Lampariello

Luca Lampariello

Blog: Luca Lampariello

Languages: Italian (native), English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese and Romanian.

Product: None.

His site in his own words:

“This blog is entirely dedicated to my biggest passion: languages.”

Luca’s a co-founder of the Polyglot Conference and is a prolific YouTuber. He’s very clear about the fact that language learning takes a lot of time and that there are no shortcuts.

Check him out on Twitter.

Shannon Kennedy

Shannon Eurolinguiste

Blog: Eurolinguiste

Languages: English (native), French, Mandarin Chinese, Croatian, Russian, Korean, Italian and German.

Product: Say Goodbye To Shy

Shannon’s one of my favorite language learning bloggers and her site has loads of useful content for different languages (she’s also a great musician :)).

Check out her post: How I Memorized 600 Chinese Words In 2 Weeks



Blog: italki Articles

Languages: All.

Product: Language Teachers, Tutors and Partners

italki is by far the best site for finding language teachers, tutors and conversation partners at very affordable prices (some are less than $8 an hour depending on the language!). The article section they have is huge and full of outstanding blog posts on all languages.

Check out his post: 7 Great Resources To Improve Your Russian

Lindsay Dow Williams

Lindsay Dow

Blog: Lindsay Does Languages

Languages: English (native), Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch and Mandarin.

Product: None.

Her site in her own words:

“For me, a big part of my job is inspiring others to teach themselves languages. Whether that be in a lesson with me when I’m in your home, a class on Skype when I’m in my home, or a blog or video you enjoy when I’m doing absolutely anything miles from you, I want you to know that it’s possible for you to learn a language.”

Lindsay’s one of the most energetic and infectiously positive language bloggers I know. She guest posted here a while back and I guest posted on her blog here about Arabic.

Check out her post: 8 Free Japanese Learning Resources

Simon Ager

Simon Ager

Blog: Omniglot Blog

Languages: English (native), Mandarin, French, Welsh and Irish.

Product: None but runs an “Encyclopaedia of writing systems and languages”.

His site in his own words:

“This blog contains my musings on language, linguistics and related topics.”

I almost didn’t include Omniglot in this list for the simple fact that it’s more of a blog for linguists, rather than language learners (yes there is a difference). You’ll find a lot of linguist jargon on this blog that doesn’t really interest a lot of people (as a linguist I personally get a kick out of it), but there are plenty of interesting and useful nuggets of information you can find there for general language learning. His mystery language recordings are a nice touch too.

Check out his post: Do It Because It’s Fun

Richard Simcott

Richard Simcott

Blog: Speaking Fluently

Languages: English (native), French, Spanish, Welsh, German, Macedonian, Swedish, Italian, Serbian/Bosnian/Croatian, Portuguese, Czech, Catalan, Russian, Dutch, Romanian and Albanian.

Product: None.

His site in his own words:

“Speaking Fluently offers you the chance to read about language learning tips and stories.”

Richard’s the European Ambassador for Multilingualism and founder of the Polyglot Conference. He offers some very solid and useful language learning advice through his YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Check out his post: The Language Monkey

Harilyn Tahir

Harilyn Tahir - theLevanTongue

Blog: theLevanTongue

Languages: English and Arabic (MSA and Levantine)

Product: None.

Her site in her own words:

“The reason why I started theLevanTongue is to help fellow learners of Levantine Arabic to ultimately experience the joys of connecting with native speakers through conversations in a language that goes straight to the heart.”

Lyn’s blog is an excellent resource for Levantine Arabic learners (particularly Jordanian).

Check out her post: An Honest And In-Depth Review Of Talk In Arabic (Levantine)

Maha Yakoub


YouTube Channel: Learn Arabic With Maha

Languages: Arabic (native), Italian, Hebrew, German, English.

Product: None.

Maha’s a Palestinian living in Italy who runs a massively popular YouTube channel where she teaches Arabic (Levantine), Hebrew and Italian. Definitely aimed at low-level learners but I really enjoy her videos.

Check this video out: 5 Reasons That’ll Make You Fall In Love With Arabic

Olle Linge

Olle Linge

Blog: Hacking Chinese

Languages: Swedish (native), Mandarin Chinese, English, French.

Product: None.

His site in his own words:

“This website is dedicated to unveiling the mysteries of learning a language in general and about learning Chinese in particular.”

As stated, Olle’s site is primarily aimed at the Chinese language learner and should be the first stop for anyone keen on learning Mandarin. I keep myself up to date with his blog as a lot of what he shares is helpful for language learning in general, not just for Chinese.

Check out his post: Reading Manga For More Than Just Pleasure

Andrew Dempsey

Andrew Dempsey

Blog: The Arabic Learner

Languages: English and Arabic (Egyptian).

Product: The Egyptian Arabic Absolute Beginner’s Course

His site in his own words:

“I help Arabic learners take steps toward fluency by drawing on lessons learned in my own journey of interacting in Arabic. This journey has been ongoing over the past 25 years of living in the Arab world.”

I met Andrew a while back in Egypt and we’ve had mutual friends for over a decade who have often talked highly of Andrew’s strong grasp of Egyptian Arabic. He posts some very insightful content on all things related to Arabic.

Follow his active Twitter account: @andrewdempsey

Catherine Wentworth

Catherine Wentworth

Blog: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too.

Languages: English (native), Thai.

Product: None.

Her site in her own words:

“WLT aims to post Thai language learning tips and techniques, local quirks and insights of Thailand. Anything Thai language, culture, or travel related.”

Catherine’s blog should be your first stop if you’re interested in learning to speak Thai or about life in Thailand.

Check out her post: Onomatopoeic Words In The Thai Language

Corey Heller

Corey Heller

Blog: Multilingual Living

Languages: English, German, Spanish and French.

Product: Multilingual Living Magazine

Her site in her own words:

“Multilingual Living is a place where parents raising children in more than one language and culture can find inspiration, tools, advice, wisdom and support! It is about *living multilingually*, in each and every way possible.”

Corey’s blog differs greatly from the others listed here in that it’s focused on families and raising kids who are multilingual. I consider her an expert on bilingualism and a wonderful person who is full of encouragement. I also guest posted on her blog here.

Check out her post: What Bilingualism is NOT

Susanna Zaraysky

Susanna Zaraysky

Blog: Create Your World Book

Languages: English (native), Russian, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Serbo-Croatian.

Product: Language Is Music and Travel Happy

Her site in her own words:

“I am a multilingual world traveler whose goal is to help people have fun learning languages with music, TV, radio and other media and travel the world economically.”

Susanna’s made several television appearances and has her own unique approach to language learning using music. Her approach is particularly useful for anyone trying to improve their accent.

Check out her post: Why You Should Care About Endangered Languages

John Fotheringham

John Fotheringham

Blog: Language Mastery

Languages: English (native), Japanese and Mandarin.

Product: Master Japanese and Master Mandarin

His site in his own words:

“I created this site, The Language Mastery Show, The Language Mastery Insider, and my series of language guides to help adult learners reach their foreign language acquisition goals as quickly, cheaply, and enjoyably as possible”

John shares lots of insightful language learning content on his blog and runs his own podcast series where he interviews prominent language bloggers (listen to our interview here).

Check out his Language Mastery show podcast here.

Mike Campbell

Mike Campbell Glossika

Website: Glossika

Languages: English (native), Mandarin

Product: Glossika (available in lots of languages – see my review here)

His site in his own words:

“Glossika delivers an efficient foreign language learning method to people who want to acquire a new language.”

I have a lot of respect for Mike and he’s probably the most interesting language/linguistics blogger that I’ve come across. In particular, I’m very impressed by the work he’s done with the aboriginal languages of Taiwan and his Mass Sentence Method is based on solid research (it’s very similar to the Lexical ‘chunking’ method that I adhere to).

Mike had a fantastic YouTube channel that unfortunately was shut down recently but you can subscribe to his new channel here.

Randy Hunt

Randy Hunt - Yearlyglot

Website: Yearlyglot

Languages: English (native), Italian

Product: None.

His site in his own words:

“The main focus of this web site is, of course, learning languages. Specifically, I will be learning one new language every year.”

Randy was one of the first prominent language bloggers back when I started many years ago. He’s always been (in my opinion) one of the most insightful and intelligent bloggers in the language niche.

Check out this post: 5 Things To Know Before Buying Lingualift (Review)

Steve Kaufmann

Steve Kaufmann

Blog: The Linguist

Languages: English (native), French, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, Swedish, German, Italian , Cantonese, Russian, Portuguese and Czech.

Product: LingQ and The Way Of The Linguist

His site in his own words:

“For people who love languages or would, but were discouraged…”

The founder of LingQ and a prolific YouTuber. Steve’s language repertoire impresses me along with the frequent YouTube videos he puts out on many important language learning issues.

Check out his post: A Discussion With Stephen Krashen

Conor Clyne

Conor Clyne

Blog: Language Tsar

Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Romanian, Catalan, German & Dutch

Product: None.

His site in his own words:

“The Language Tsar website and YouTube channel are dedicated to teaching you how to learn languages, travel more effectively and become a ‘digital nomad’.”

Check out his YouTube channel here.

…and of course:

Donovan Nagel


Blog: The Mezzofanti Guild

Podcast (iTunes): Language Learning Made Simple

Languages: English (native), Egyptian Arabic, MSA, Korean, Russian, Irish, Ancient Hebrew and Greek.

Product: TalkInArabic.com

I know it’s cheating but I had to include myself in this list! 🙂 In case you’ve just landed on this blog for the first time, I’m a linguist, translator and language instructor with a huge heart for minority languages, cultural immersion and Arabic. I have a bit of a preference for languages of the East (both Near and Far Eastern) and I use my own proven method that I’ve developed based on the Lexical Approach to language learning.

Check out this post: The Uncomfortable Truth: Social Risk-Takers Are Better Language Learners

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Super list indeed! Very much enjoyed reading it.

Judith Meyer

Great list, thank you for some new recommendations! I don't care much for the commercial language bloggers, but it is interesting to read fellow polyglots' blogs.


I agree with you, Judith

Luca Lampariello

Thank you very much for putting me on your list Donovan :-) Luca

Juana Moral

Blogging on languages
Really interesting blogs and sources!!
My blog Juana Moral’s English Site
Tries to help students and teachers learn English, basically from Spanish speaking countries. I love creativity, ICT projects, PBL, apps and active methodological approaches.
I hope you find my blog useful!!


Thanks for the link!

Susanna Zaraysky

Thanks for including me here and for finding another female language blogger, Jane Fadness. I was not familiar with her before.


Wow. Great list and I am thrilled to be on it. Thanks much! Loving all those bloggers and it is a great time to be excited about learning languages. Keep up the good work you're doing here.


Wow! I can't tell you how flattered I am to be featured here with amongst all these great bloggers-- and to be the first one on your list! I don't feel like I deserve it, but thank you so much. =D


I meant "amongst", not "with amongst", of course. ^^;

Emanuele Bartolomucci

Great list, thx! Love how you underlined the ongoing feud between Benny and Steve, ahah :)

Richard Simcott

Thanks for putting a link to my blog on here. I am really happy to appear with some really great language bloggers! :)


Thanks for mentioning me. I think all of these blogs, including yours, contribute to more excitement around language learning.


You don't deserve it.


Thanks for including my blog :) I read most of these blogs already, but it's great to discover some new ones. It's interesting that you see my blog as one for linguists - I just write about language-related things that interest me and that I hope are interesting and useful to others.


lackuna should be in that list too!


Site closed down? I logged into it yesterday but I'm getting a parking page today. :/


You didn't include Khatzumoto's All Japanese all the Time? Seriously?

Steven Daniels

Totally agree with you on this one. AJATT is amazing.

For Chinese, I'm a big fan of Sinosplice.


Thanks for recommending Sinosplice. :)
Looks like a very good resource for Chinese.


Take a closer look. That blog is there.


He doesn't have a blog, but the most legendary current polyglot, IMO, is Professor Arguelles. His videos on youtube are the most useful for any serious language learner, and they're great for both beginning enthusiasts and serious learners. And he's not selling any products, which in and of itself sends him right to the top of my list..


Alexander Arguelles is excellent, I agree.
I didn't include him here though because he doesn't run a blog otherwise I certainly would have.


for another female polylot please see kat at user/katrudy7

Language Lover

Nice list, some very interesting bloggers. But Benny is not a native Irish speaker, he doesn't speak it very well. He's much better at the other European languages he speaks. He says himself he only spoke English til he was 21!


He would have grown up like most Irish kids taking compulsory Irish classes and spending short trips in the Gaeltacht areas (Irish speaking areas).

Also I don't know him personally, but going off where he's from he's very close to Gaeltacht areas so he might have spent significant time encountering Irish speakers.

Most Irish young people can't speak Irish but they've got all that vocabulary and childhood exposure there which makes it a lot easier to pick up later in life. Benny's Irish isn't great you're right (I feel like I can make that assessment now), which is why he recently announced his next mission which is to go home and improve it.

Language Lover

I was just saying, as a native Irish speaker myself, that that's not how native Irish sounds. I see now that you know that also. I was just afraid in case you thought that's what native Irish sounds like. Best of luck with your learning!


Great :)
Which part of Ireland are you from? Even though I'm at a fairly low level with Irish, I can recognize bad accents already :)


Thank you for this "list". Some of these persons are on my contact list ;-) I discovered the online polyglot community about a year ago. At the moment I'm building up a new blog, dedicated just to language learning (I had other 2, but not on this subject).
It would be great to exchange ideas with you!


Hi Mae!
Always happy to exchange ideas with people :) I'm looking forward to reading about your own experience and insight into language learning. Seems you've got a lot :)

Thanks for your comment!


Thanks for putting this together!


You're welcome :)


BTW your music's fantastic!


You are too kind - thank you for taking a minute to listen to it and for checking out my site. I added you to my Google Reader, so I will definitely be keeping up with your posts.


Some great blogs for language learners and teachers. I like how they are spread between different approaches and personalities. Lots of learning to do. Thanks!


I thought I'd see Benny Lewis and his website in this list!


He's there. Did you do a man read?


I'd love you to check out my blog, WordThoughts. It's primarily for people already fluent in English who tend to are mired in verbosity and rely on jargon. I have many decades of experience teaching at the high school and college levels and in the corporate world.

I write with a sense of humor and make my entries short and to the point. I'd appreciate your taking a look at writejudi.wordpress.com.


the language class

I knew about Steve Kaufmann and he is just great. But I did not know about all the other. You are sharing a great resource here. Thank you


I'm surprised Benny Lewis isn't on this list as his blog is one of the most popular ones on language learning. Anyway, keep up the good work!


I'm not surprised, as Donovan is quite clearly running a responsible L2-learning site here.

The Plaid Shadow

I guess both of you did a skim or something. Lewis is on the list

Vladimir B

Wow, really great list. There are some interesting blogs outhere that I didn't know before. It's so impressive that someone can know more than 10 languages


Do I deserve a spot alongside these language-learning giants? Perhaps not but I must say, I have drawn quite a lot of inspiration from each one of them in both learning Spanish on my own (being an Indian living in India, light years away from any Spanish-speaking country, it wasn't easy) and carving out a blog noting down my experiences and advises for others. It's called Always Spanish. Any feedback from any of you fine linguists and polyglots would do me and my audience a HUGE favor!


As for the Benny-Steve rivalry, I'd say they both are the masters of the craft in their own rights and I don't know if I even have any right to criticize someone of their stature. But then, snobbery in any form coming from any quarter automatically deserves criticism from all and sundry. In my humble opinion, I have found the Fi3M author to be more than mildly stuck up, his talent and dedication notwithstanding. A glaring example would be his "contact" page which intimidatingly serves more to put off even genuine folks who would like to write to him perhaps for the first time (I mean, in today's fast world who would like to read an entire constitution around something as simple as mailing you which has more "dont's" than "do's"?). I seriously feel a blogger's "contact" page should be in a more welcoming language. Another example is of course his recent review of Steve's LingQ. At one point, he goes on to the extent of, "Since Steve has said a lot of nasty things about me and my methods, I am in no mood of doing him any favor..." or something like that. Now, if you are just doing a product review, must you act so juvenile and bring out your rivalry into the post? I guess your rivalry is not adding any value to your reader's experiences and should best be kept private. Other than his immaturity at handling his ego and emotions, I would still assert that he is a wonderful blogger and his posts are a seriously rich resource for every language enthusiast. I am not sure about how "fluent" he really is in the languages he claims to have "mastered" but I certainly like the concept.


I can only comment on his Mandarin level, Fluent he is not!! High beginner maybe, If you were traveling in China with him and needed to visit a non English speaking hospital, police station ect.... He would not be able to help you. He is very hard to understand when he speaks Mandarin. That having been said he can get around order food and and hold superficial conversations. A lot to be proud of for three months but not nearly enough to claim fluent.

John Ronner

Thanks for the great synopsis. I need all the help I can get, trying to face down the Russian language, this grammatical baroque masterpiece that has seduced me now for several years.


Wow. I've been traveling/moving these past three-four weeks so didn't see this post until now. Thank you so much for adding my site - I was seriously surprised to see my sig!

And what a wonderful list of language bloggers. Most I know, the rest I'll gladly check out. New Years is coming up. And while I don't take resolutions seriously, I do re-evaluate my language learning around that time.

Jane Fadness is an excellent suggestion. She's taking a break from blogging at the moment but hopefully she'll be back soon. Come back Jane - we miss you!

Donovan Nagel

You're welcome :)

Are you moving somewhere else in Thailand?

I had Jana on this list originally but she's been out of action for a long time. Not sure what happened. Also seems like Aaron Myers disappeared as well.


Thank you yet again Donovan, Diana and I really appreciate the support.

loving language

This is a useful list. The language learning resources are really helpful.

Are there sites that specialize in why we should study languages? I see posts on this topic from time to time, but rarely does anyone specialize in it.


Nice list, but where's Benny from Fluent in 3 months?


Thanks for making this collection. I have been following some of them already but there are a few new bloggers I didn't know.

Anda sprachschule

I also thought Benny Lewis will be on this list, but I honestly prefer to get to know these new (for me) linguists. We can learn a lot from them and their advices, the more the better! Thank you for the resource!

Leah Lena

Thanks for this list!

I forgot all about Glossika. I use to watch his Chinese lessons all the time on youtube. They were pretty good.

Some of these bloggers I never heard of. I will be checking them out.

abdul rahman t b

first person i ever thought before i read this blog is laoshu(moses mccormick)
ya there steve kaufman,luca,richard simcott...........................but where is laoshu


I agree with Abdul Rahman..... It would be beneficial to others if you add Moses MCcormick also known as laoshu505000 on Youtube on this list. He knows 20+ languages and is certainly an inspirational polyglot.


Those are very nice list, not just nice they are also credible too. anyone who want to learn Japanese language can benefit from them

Harry Newman

Some very interesting blogs from different language speakers! A must read! Great blogs.


All those blogs are in English, I wonder if there's other exceptional languages blogs in other languages that are worth mentioning, to a first sight it may look just like repetition of the old language related common sense but I'm sure there's a lot of innovating stuff going on in those areas.


It is a great list and cover more than everything I know Anyway my favourite is the polyglot dream


This is a really great resource for language learners. Thank you so much for putting this together.


Great list! Thanks for this resource guide. I'm only learning German at the moment (isn't one language at a time enough?) :) But it's interesting to learn about other languages, even if just to know about them and not to try to speak them.


I really appreciate also Ron Gullekson's blog languagesurfer.com


Nice one, Donovan. I spent a good couple of hours discovering some really unique and inspirational articles (by some pretty unique and inspirational bloggers) through this post. Great list – happy see my name on it:) - Angel

Donovan Nagel

Thanks Angel.

Keep up the excellent Mandarin content! :)

John Fotheringham

Thank you for inclusion in the list, Donovan. Quite an honor!

Donovan Nagel

Well deserved, mate :)

John Smith

Nice list, some very interesting bloggers. But Benny is not a native Irish speaker, he doesn't speak it very well. He's much better at the other European languages he speaks. He says himself he only spoke English til he was 21!


Can I bring my blog to your intention? News on France, article for students or teachers of French.


nice list but im pretty sure sam gendreau is a native french speaker.


Hello everybody!
Very interesting list. I speak quite well and every day 4 different languages: croatian, english, italian and spanish. In this moment I'm living in spanish speaking country. It's my last learned language, till now. I even changed my job to be in constant language learning environment. I invite all Bloggers interested in my story to write me to Exchange some ideas or maybe agree on some short fun interview because I really like this topic. Don't hesitate, just write me. Best wishes. Anita


I follow Lindsay Dow, Alex Rawlings and Luca Lampariello - they are amazing!

Brian Powers

Great list in general, but I have one concern that is potentially just logistic.

Being as I am quite familiar with the majority of these bloggers/polyglots I couldn't help but notice that a solid half of their thumbnail photos were totally incorrect. Some of them being duplicates of others.

I'm not sure if this is a mobile failure or a website quirk or if I'm then only one noticing it.

Thanks for a pretty solid list though!

Adam Kotala

Hey Donovan!

Thank you very much for this 'Sum up of great Bloggers'. I am now following few of blogs you have listed to get inspiration becazse I am trying myself to write a blog about learning languages, traveling and working abroad.
I have dedicated lots of time to it. It's not an easy thing and I hope that one day, people will write about it and visit it on daily basis. Maybe even you will mention it in one of your great articles!

Keep doing what you are good at!


Thanks Donovan for the great list! Studying different languages changes the way you think and act.

In English, anytime you think about the future you must change your verb. For example, it snowed… it is snowing… it will snow. In Chinese you would hear… yesterday it snowed… today it snowed… tomorrow it snowed.

English forces you to think about time differently. Changing the verb constantly distances you from the future. It makes the future feel different than the present. This makes it harder to save.


Where is Luca Lampariello's blog ?


#7, after Angel's blog

Nina Clint

Hello Donovan!
This is really great how language can be easily be learned in a simple way. And I really love to read and listen to your blog post. Do you have any like this blog post ? It is really awsome!


Hi Donovan,
Not sure how you got the lists for each person's languages (or what your criteria was for whether or not to list a language), so there's my disclaimer. But I'm pretty sure Mike from Glossika speaks a lot more than just Mandarin and English. Otherwise, this looks like a great list and there are quite a few on there that I haven't heard of, so thanks a ton for putting this together. I just wanted to mention that about Mike because, being that my interest is in Asian languages, I often search through lists such as these for speakers of Asian languages. There are quite a few on Mandarin, Japanese, and even Korean now, but those aren't really even my interests. ;) Anyhow, all that to say, I'm sure it would help a lot of others who have Asia on their radar.

Thanks again for this awesome website!

Kristina Rylova

Great post!
I learned some new names to check.
Thanks for sharing!


This blog post inspired me to start my own blog and I wanna give a huge thanks.


Thank you so much for including me on a list of so many impressive language bloggers!



Hemant Kumar

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Mwela Hillary

All those blogs are in English, I wonder if there's other exceptional languages blogs in other languages that are worth mentioning, to a first sight it may look just like repetition of the old language related common sense but I'm sure there's a lot of innovating stuff going on in those areas.

Suzie Kelsey

This is an awesome list - thanks so much for posting it!! I had some trouble finding like minded bloggers but now I know where to come to find language blogging inspiration! I've only just started my blog this year but hope to be included in a list like this some day :)


I've heard of and used a lot of these! I love how all of these people do what they do because they love language. My goal with Finite Languages is to give those people who want to blog a place to do so in any language, about any language. Not everyone who wants to share has the willpower to start up their own site like all of these extremely motivated individuals! So far we support German, English and Italian but will expand as we've only been alive for 4 months so far... enjoy :)

Phil Mitchell

Hi Donovan, wanted to get on your radar -- perhaps for 2018 list? I'm blogging about language learning (esp., Spanish) and related topics from the science of learning. (I'm a cognitive psychologist by training).




This is a great list! Eldon over at Gritty Spanish is pretty good too.

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Tova Krakauer

Whoa. I didn't know there were so many language blogs out there. Good to know!


Bonjour, Donovan !
This is a very nice list, thank you - I'm learning Italian, so any resource helps :)
Just wanted to say 'hi!', and let you know that we too have quite a prolific language learning blog, we have been voted as the #1 French language blog in 2017 by Bab.la (19th language blog), and I'd like to invite you to visit us. We are migrating now our blog to a responsive site, and we are quite happy with the result. Please visit us and let us know what you think:
Merci infiniment,
Llyane :)


This is a very nice list and has led me to some inspiring blogs! Thanks for sharing!


Hello Donovan,
This is Chenelle,
I really enjoyed this list of polyglot creators and bloggers. I do subscribe to a majority of their blogs and YouTube channels. I have even interviewed some of these people for my podcast show on Anchor Donna Chenelle‘s language learning journey podcast. Which has been up and running since May 2, 2018. I also enjoy your YouTube videos about your language learning journey and your blog is well. I’m sorry that I didn’t see Moses McCormick on this list of people because in my opinion he is one of the most prolific language learners and you tubers out there today. I’ve only been a part of the language learning community for four years now but I have to say that everyone has made me feel welcome or part of the language learning community family. As someone that is visually impaired, reads BREILLE with my display in conjunction with my MacBook Pro, iPad Pro and my iPhone 6s with voiceover screen reader software . I love being able to speak several languages: English, American sign language, Spanish, Russian, French, basic Dutch, basic Italian and I am studying Turkish at the moment. I plan on also learning Egyptian Arabic in Japanese as well.


Hi Donovan!

I've been blogging and sharing my knowledge on Levantine Arabic for about a year now.

If you can check it out, that would be great :)


Alison Bruce

Wow, so many amazing language bloggers. I fear if I spend all my time reading language learning blogs, I won’t have time to actually learn languages or blog my journey myself! LOL

Juana Moral

Very interesting indeed! I have a blog and a Facebook page where I include ideas, activities ans tips to learn and teach English. Anyway, I think we can share many ideas to learn most languages

Arjun Kapoor

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Prateek Gupta

I liked your list and I will suggest to add some more personality to your list.


Thanks for the list, I find it very useful in learning languages.
I'm learning Mandarin as well at the moment, and I think other blog or youtube channel from language school can also be helpful, as they let you listen to how to pronounce words or sentences from native speaker.
I would recommend you to check
Hope it will be helpful as well!


This is really great! I am actually reading their blog articles! I am actually considering to go to Yangshuo and study Chinese. ^_^ Thanks a lot for the video recommendation.


Hey Donovan!

I took the time to read through your entire list. I was surprised by how many I knew. In fact, a lot of them, e.g., Steve Kaufmann, inspired me to start my own language blog!

It is new but steadily growing. I write about language-learning tips, languages in general, the German language, language-app reviews, and language families!

I am sure you will not regret checking it out. Find it here:


good morning, my name is cerine am 18 years old , am from ALGERIA , i am an english student at the university of ALGERIA ? languages are my passion i can speak Arabic, French, English, Spanish and now am learning Turkish . i am also online teacher i teach english i would like to be a part of your team and share some of my tips to help people who love learning languages . thank you so much i can't wait for your answer . have a nice lovely day !

Tom Skinner

Love this list. I'm especially focused on Steve Kaufmann's work. He has an undeniable attitude towards language learning. Another person I would recommend is Lindie Botes. She can easily balance social life with language learning, something most of us find hard to do when we have family.

Just like them I decided to start my own blog as well but rather than talk about my own opinion, I wanted to share studies by linguists and psychologists. These people have spent so much energy, time and money on research, so I really want the average learner to see what advice science can offer.

Jeff Manem

This post is such a piece of great information for a blogger. I am a professional blogger; Learning English Skills. Thanks so much!

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