Former Canadian Diplomat Uses Life Experiences and 21st Century Technology to Teach Languages The Way of the Linguist, A Language Learning Odyssey, in 2nd printing

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Former Canadian diplomat and businessman Steve Kaufmann, is a self-professed "lover of languages." Kaufmann speaks nine languages fluently, and believes that along with his book, The Way of the Linguist, A Language Learning Odyssey, and a few untraditional learning methods, anyone can easily learn to be a linguist.

Former Canadian diplomat and businessman Steve Kaufmann, is a self-professed “lover of languages.” Kaufmann speaks nine languages fluently, and believes that along with his book, The Way of the Linguist, A Language Learning Odyssey, and a few untraditional learning methods, anyone can easily learn to be a linguist.

Defining a linguist as, “someone who enjoys speaking foreign languages,” Steve Kaufmann believes that through this personal odyssey the reader will discover the way to success in language learning, avoiding much of the drudgery associated with traditional teaching methods. The Way of the Linguist, A Language Learning Odyssey, is not only an inspiring chronicle of Kaufmann’s fascinating life, it shows how language learners should focus their efforts on what interests them, as opposed to grammar and tests. Kaufmann believes so strongly that we are in a new age of language learning that he has created a web site that takes his ideas and combines them with 21st century technology to create an environment that can make anyone a “linguist”.

“The book is entertaining in its own right and yet powerfully instructional, says Kaufmann. It is recommended to anyone who has tried to learn languages and encountered limited success. Maybe this book can help create a breakthrough for many potential 'linguists'.”

Steve Kaufmann’s book, “The Way of the Linguist, A Language Learning Odyssey”, and his language learning systems are available online at: http://www.thelinguist.com.

About The Linguist Institute

The Linguist Institute is a web-based English training company based in West Vancouver, BC, Canada. Steve Kaufmann, President and CEO of The Linguist Institute, developed The Linguist system based on the steps that enabled him to become fluent in nine languages. The Linguist System emphasizes relevant language input, and incorporates leading edge modern language teaching concepts. The Linguist’s unique content-based learning system enables corporations to integrate corporate and industry training with language training. It enables educational institutions to integrate course instruction with language training. Through the use of relevant language input in real life situations, content based learning increases the rate at which a language can be acquired.

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