Steve Kaufmann is an award-winning language blogger, YouTuber (Lingosteve), author and co-founder of the language learning app and platform LingQ. Steve was born in 1945 and graduated from L'Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, France in 1966. He has been a diplomat, forest industry executive, business owner and more recently is active in learning languages and helping people learn. Steve speaks 20 languages including: French, Japanese Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, German, Russian, Korean and many more. He is currently learning Persian and Arabic.