Friday, 1 March 2013
A student at Oxford University has been named the UK’s most multilingual person.
20-year-old Alex Rawlings (right) won a competition organised by book company Harper Collins. He can speak 11 languages – and is learning a 12th!
“I know English, Greek, German, French, Dutch, Afrikaans, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Russian and Hebrew,” the student told us.
Alex thinks readers of First News are at the perfect age to learn their first language. He explained: “It’s the perfect time to get started – your brain is more flexible to learn languages when you’re at a younger age.”Are you multilingual? Do you enjoy learning other languages? Let us know in a comment below!