Episode 6: Language Learning as a Multi-Passionate - Interview with Marjolein Benschop


4 April 2022

1 hr 4 mins 17 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

In this episode, I get the pleasure of chatting with Marjolein Benschop of The Language Community to talk about being a multi-passionate person and language learner. Marjolein is a Dutch Polyglot, Language Coach and MSc in Psychology of Social Relations from the Goldsmiths University, London. Marjolein has worked in various countries (the Netherlands, Spain, England and Peru), teaching and helping students learn more effectively. She has given workshops on how to learn languages while managing one’s expectations, and co-founded an online environment for language learners called The Language Community. Having managed to learn 8 languages to a conversational or even near-native level, she has discovered several key factors to staying motivated and reaching your language goals.

In this interview, Marjolein gives us a glimpse of her experiences, struggles, and perceptions as a multi-passionate language learner. She also shares so much insightful wisdom regarding limiting beliefs and how to shift our mindset to allow for progress and growth, making room for fulfilling all the passions we have in our lives. We discuss how passion can be discovered in any number of life situations to create a more enjoyable experience and how gathering community can build inspiration for accomplishing the things you want.

Multi-passionate resources mentioned in this episode:

  • How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don't Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up, by Emilie Wapnick
  • I Want to Do All the Things: Finding Balance as a Polymath, Multipotentialite & Renaissance Soul, by Arcadia Page
  • Podcast Français Authentique, by Johan Tekfak

Where to find Marjolein:
Instagram: @marjolein.polyglotinsights
Instagram: @the.languagecommunity
Podcast: Polyglot Insights Podcast
The Language Community: https://www.thelanguagecommunity.mn.co

Where to find me:
Love, Joy, and Languages Blog
Instagram: @love.joyandlanguages
X (Twitter): @LoveJoy_Lang

All episodes of the show can be found at www.lovejoyandlanguagespodcast.com.