About the Polyglot Project
Read. Translate. Get Fluent.
The idea behind the Polyglot Project is simple. We want to help you get fluent in whatever language you're trying to learn. And we believe the best way to get fluent in a foreign language is to put in time exposing yourself to that language as it's actually used by native speakers. Here, we've pulled together a library of foreign language content for you to work with, starting with classic literature from all over the world. You can work on your Italian by reading Dante's Inferno, or your Spanish by reading Don Quijote, or choose any other language and learn it from the best writers that language has to offer.
We've made it easier for you to immerse yourself by building a translation tool that will help you learn new vocabulary without interrupting your reading flow. Just double click on a word and the English translation will briefly appear and then get out of your way so you can keep reading (and you won't need a dictionary in your hand or another browser window slowing you down).
We're planning to add more and more content in more and more languages, and we'll be introducing a few new tools to help you learn along the way. We'll keep you posted, but for now, go ahead and pick a classic and put in the time to get fluent!