There's a qiestion in itself - Multi-lingual or poly-lingual, which is more correct. Anyway, I have tried on several occasions to learn various languages, the most recent being Latin, with the end result that I know some butchered version of "I don't speak [insert language here]" in several different languages (along with a variety of choice words and phrases). I just don't seem to be wired for picking up languages (which is part of the question, does this happen? - If I'm honest even my English has been remedial at times). The second question is, do you have any advice or tips when it comes to picking up foreign languages?