About

Greetings, and thank you for visiting The Polyglotist!

My name is Siskia Lagomarsino. I’m a Mexican translator, interpreter and language tutor by trade, and language learner and author by happy coincidence. I work (almost exclusively) in English, Spanish and Japanese, although I have done some translations from Italian and French as well. I’m also a contributor of Scriveremo Publishing, a publishing house focused on the creation of easy-to-use didactic materials in a wide variety of languages.

I started The Polyglotist in 2015 as a way to track my own language experiences, both from the point of view of a learner and a teacher; however, it’s slowly grown into a fully-fledged website, with resources and writings dedicated to everything related to languages, written both by myself and talented guest writers. As I continue to grow professionally in the world of languages, I want to document what it is that I do, how do I do it, and what I continue to learn each day from the craft.

I advocate natural language learning–that is, a disorganized, situation-based language learning that resembles (to a certain point) the way in which you learned your mother tongue. I believe only two things are necessary to learn a language through this process: putting your curious hat on and your ego aside. I also believe in time management as the ultimate tool for language learning, and in artificial immersion as the best support structure to learning a language.

If you’d like to communicate, feel welcome to drop me a line through my social networks. I love hearing from others in the same trade, as well as learners and teachers of all languages!

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For work requests or blog-related messages, you can reach me through the Contact page.

  • reply Ben Ling ,

    welcome back!! the site looks great 🙂

    • reply Alex ,

      Thank you very much for your brilliant tips. I appreciate it! I’ve found them really helpful. By the way, can you please help and give me a bit of advice how to manage my time and concentrate easier on languages?

      • reply Siskia Lagomarsino ,

        Time management is always a tricky thing, because it depends on what you’re balancing on a daily basis (for example, the time used by your daily obligations always counter-balance your free time), and what or how many languages you’re learning.

        Independent of these, what I always recommend is researching productivity and time management techniques, trying a few, and sticking with the one you feel works best with you. In my case I use the Pomodoro Technique, because I work best when concentrating intensely for short periods of time. This technique is very easy to use because there are many apps and websites you can download and use to implement it, but it’s not the only one! I also recommend doing your language studies around the same time each day–it helps your brain create a routine around it, and makes it easier to plan around it. 🙂 Good luck!

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