In a world which often dismisses multilingualism, there’s hope yet! ‘The Mystery of People Who Speak Dozens of Languages’ from The New Yorker highlights the ‘thriving online community of ardent linguaphiles’ who don’t just settle for one or two foreign languages, but twelve or more, and who now meet in exotic locations at the thriving annual Polyglot Conference. As well as the primary importance of acquiring a language to communicate, this article reminds us of the pleasure to be found in the learning process.