Today I'm joined by Tetsu Yung on his birthday!! To talk about raising multilingual children and the new polyglot event: North American Polyglot Symposium.
After two relatively business-heavy episodes it's great to get back into some pure language learning topics. I wanted to talk to Tetsu, because he specialises in how to raise children multilingually and is currently bringing his two children up with 5 languages.
It's a topic highly relevant to many people in the polyglot community demographic.
We also talk about the upcoming NAPS event in Montreal: The North American Polyglot Symposium.
Listen to the episode
- How Tetsu grew up speaking multiple languages
- How it felt as a multilingual child
- How to pick what languages to teach your kids
- What is OPOL and why is it important?
- What mistakes can new parents make in this?
- What is the best time to start teaching kids multiple languages?
- Should more languages be taught at the same time?
- The North American Polyglot Symposium in Montreal July 23-24
- And much more!
- www.facebook.com/PampersToPolyglot – Facebook page for Tetsu's first book: “Pampers to Polyglot: 7 Ideas for Raising Multilinguals Like Me”
- www.facebook.com/ImafuNoKosodate – Facebook page for Tetsu's mother's book (Japanese only):今風の子育て：バイリンガルからマルチリンガル グローバル化世界を歩む我が子へ
- www.youtube.com/asktetsu – Tetsu's YouTube Channel, with mainly language-related contents, including many clips of himself and his children speaking different languages.
- twitter.com/asktetsu Tetsu's on Twitter, dedicated to language.
- https://www.facebook.com/naps2016/ – North American Polyglot Symposium 2016 Facebook Page
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Thanks to this weeks guest, Tetsu Yung
Kris is the founder of Actual Fluency, and has spent the last 8 years becoming an expert in language learning software, methods, and techniques.
Originally from Denmark, he now lives in Portugal and speaks 5+ languages at varying levels. His other interests are Wine, Online Marketing, and Travelling.