To connect, inspire and celebrate polyglots around the world
Linguaphile | A person who loves languages and words
Multilingualism has been a big part of my adult life. I first joined a language exchange in Seoul, South Korea in 2010 where I became part of a vibrant community of polyglots that inspired me to greater heights. Upon returning to Vancouver in 2012, I began co-organizing a similar meetup that eventually grew to 100+ weekly participants. Having lived in Tokyo for three years without a similar community, I had come to miss the dynamic, mixed language conversations and polyglot friends I once had. I had tried several language exchanges in Tokyo, but none had clicked. They were mostly bilingual or social exchanges that did not have enough of a focus on the multilingualism that I so missed. Selfishly, I was not looking for a place to practice one or two languages, but rather a place to practice all of my languages. So, in November 2017, I decided to try organizing it on own. It has since grown far beyond its original format and I now organize 2~3 events per month with a team of passionate polyglot co-organizers.
With the success of Tokyo Trilinguals, Trilinguals.com was launched in November 2018 in order to find like-minded polyglot community organizers around the world, and help facilitate the creation of similar communities in other cities.