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Timothy Doner is the world’s youngest hyperpolyglot; the self-taught linguist has spoken nearly 23 languages since the age of 16.

 

Doner is now using his linguistic mastery to analyze and study significant global trends.

Since the age of thirteen, Doner has taken on languages as diverse as Ojibwe, Pashto and Akkadian, chronicling his process on YouTube and other platforms. To date, over 12 million people have watched Doner online, and the recent Harvard graduate has been covered by over 20 media outlets such as the BBCThe EconomistThe New York Times and The Today Show.

Doner is now using his linguistic mastery to analyze and study significant global trends. In 2014, he delivered an address to a crowd of 25,000 at SAP’s annual conference, highlighting the importance of cultural communication in business and diplomacy. He has also worked at the UN’s Verbatim Reporting Service — proofreading documents in French, Arabic and English — and delivered a TEDx talk, with close to 1 million views, on the subtle benefits of language learning.

He is currently an advisor and brand ambassador for FluentWorlds, an innovative 3D platform that combines virtual immersion and speech recognition to create authentic language learning environments.

Tim Doner at TEDXTEEN 2014.

 

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