October 26-28, 2018

Ljubljana, Slovenia



During the Polyglot Conference on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October we will have a number of workshops taking place for participants, who wish to explore more structured learning or informal talks. You can find information about those talks and workshops here:

Interagir en français avec les interjections, les onomatopées et autres mots-phrases (A2 )

Interagir en français avec les interjections, les onomatopées et autres mots-phrases

« Hé ! Ben… Bravo ! Dis donc… Ah ! Tu parles ! Oh là là ! Pouah! Waouh ! … »

L’objectif de cet atelier est de comprendre et d’utiliser ces mots qui servent à marquer une réaction, une émotion, un sentiment ou une sensation.

Interact in French with interjections, onomatopoeia and other word-phrases

« Hé ! Ben… Bravo ! Dis donc… Ah ! Tu parles ! Oh là là ! Pouah! Waouh ! … »

The purpose of this workshop is to understand and use words to mark a reaction, an emotion, a feeling or a sensation.

L’art de raconter des histoires folles avec des dés (C2)

Inventez des histoires folles en français à l’aide de mots de transition qu’un lancer de dés choisira pour vous. 120 thèmes et 36 mots de transition tirés au hasard, une histoire extraordinaire à raconter, et à tout moment, la possibilité d’être interrompu par un autre joueur qui pourra provoquer, contredire, mettre en doute, pimenter votre récit. Rire garanti!

A Window into Esperanto

During this presentation you will get an overview of Esperanto, learn how it works and understand the use of the affix system, which it employs to convey a different and nuanced meaning. As the co-author of the new version of Teach Yourself Esperanto book, Judith Meyer is well-placed to show how the language can be used quickly and easily for instant and effective communication. You will gain an understanding of the language, whether it’s as an introduction to it for further studies or simply to satisfy your curiosity, and you may even discover the fascination that has brought over a million people to start learning Esperanto in the past couple years.

Pocket Slovene (A0-A1)

Join us on this crash course into Slovene and learn some basic information about the Slovene
language, how to pronounce Slovene words and how to say some common and useful
expressions which will make your stay in Slovenia more pleasant.
All you need is a pen, curiosity and lots of good humour. No knowledge of Slovene is

The Hungarian Challenge

This is for 2 workshops (one on Saturday and the second on Sunday)

Learn verbs with gestures.  Bring food and drinks you like (or pictures of them), so next time you can order them in Hungarian!  Learn to count, make appointments and small talk.

Preparation for these 2 workshops:

Write down 3 sentences in English you want to say in Hungarian.

2 x 50 min with spaced repetition and a lot of fun!

Esperanto por progresantoj

Ĉu vi jam lernis bazon de Esperanto? Ĉu vi volus praktiki la lingvon kaj lerni kelkajn aferojn en la nivelo por progresantoj? Eĉ se Esperanto estas la plej facila lingvo por lerni, tamen en ĝi ekzistas malpli facilaj aŭ problemigaj elementoj. Venu al tiu ĉi programero kaj ni lernos aferojn, en kiuj oni plej ofte eraras, uzante la lingvon. Ni prezentos ankaŭ plurajn “konfuzilojn” – vortojn kun simila sono sed tute malsimila signifo. De tiu ĉi kurseto vi foriros kun multaj ideoj kaj proponoj por taŭgaj edukaj materialoj kaj kun pli bona lingvo-kono.

So vakeres? – Let 's learn some Romani

Djek, duj, trin, štaur… žas!

Romani language? Really? Join at this workshop, where you will get the unique opportunity to get familiar with the linguistic features of Romani language and learn some basic phrases in Prekmurian Romani dialect, that will enrich your language repertoire. Workshop fee: a lot of love and interest in learning new and mysterious language, which Romani certainly is.

Scuvierzin il furlan!

Due to its geographical position in Mitteleuropa, Friuli Venezia Giulia has always been a multilingual region. It is namely one of the few places in Europe where the three language branches of the Old Continent have been coexisting for centuries: Romance (Friulian and Italian), Germanic (German and German dialects) and Slavic (Slovene and local Slovene dialects). In this workshop, we will take a closer look to Friulian, a romance language that has been strongly influenced by the surrounding languages and communities. Spoken by almost 700.000 native speakers, this minority languages is experiencing a true renaissance, with artistic productions, a music label (Musiche Furlane Fuarte), audiovisual productions and a strong theatre scene. You will learn the basics of this ancient language and pin it as one of the rarest languages you speak!

Slovenian Sign Language

As an interpreter for Slovenian Sign Language, a language a learnt from my deaf parents, I am very proud and keen to teach it to the world.  I have my own courses and a Facebook and Instagram profiles where I upload useful content, such as videos and photos about sign language. Feel free to check them out! During this workshop I will teach you some Slovenian Sign Language.