Encountering foreign languages when we travel is both a challenge and a joy – and some of us dream not only of learning a few phrases when we travel, but becoming bilingual.
It’s definitely not easy to be bilingual but the guests in this episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast show that it’s not impossible, either. Amanda starts by chatting with Leyla of Women on the Road, one of those amazing people who can speak a multitude of languages, and treats coming across a new language as meeting a new friend.
If you’re considering raising your kids bilingually, then Amanda’s second guest, Adam Beck of Bilingual Monkeys, is the man to listen to. He’s got a wealth of information about it and shares a few ways he’s helped his children grow up speaking, reading and writing English nearly as well as their more-native Japanese.
Finally, Martin Bailey shares his journey to bilingualism which didn’t begin until adulthood when he moved to Japan to work in a lace-making factory.
- Leyla at Women on the Road
- Adam Beck at Bilingual Monkeys
- Adam’s new book Maximise Your Child’s Bilingual Ability
- Martin Bailey
- Martin’s photography tours and workshops
- Duolingo language learning app
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