3 must hear podcasts on Bilingualism

This March has seen no less than 3 very interesting podcasts on bilingualism to which I listened with a lot of interest and strongly recommend:

  1. Raising a bilingual baby – Babylab (Western Sydney University, Australia) – “When you speak two languages at home, it makes sense to teach your baby both languages. But many parents worry that raising their baby to be bilingual will actually confuse them. Will learning two languages cause language delays? Now we bust the myths surrounding bilingualism.
    1. Host: Jamila Rizvi, author, presenter and political commentator
    2. Producer: Caitlin Gibson
    3. With expert advice from:  Dr Liquan Liu, Dr Karen Mattock, Dr Mark Antoniou
    4. Duration: 20 mins
  2. The benefits of bilingualism –  Babylab (Western Sydney University, Australia)- “There are plenty of benefits of raising a child who learns more than one language at a time. In fact, bilingualism has an incredible effect on the brain. Bilingualism might just give your baby their best shot at being a musical child genius – and making the world a better place! We explain all …
    1. Host: Jamila Rizvi, author, presenter and political commentator
    2. Producer: Caitlin Gibson
    3. With expert advice from: Dr Liquan Liu, Dr Karen Mattock, Dr Mark Antoniou, Professor Cathi Best
    4. Duration: 20 mins
  3. Speaking in many tongues? – BBC World Service – “Raising children multilingual. How many languages can they speak all at once? More of you have asked about this than any other question! With cognitive neurologist Thomas Bak, who speaks four languages and teaches another seven.
    1. With expert advice from: Thomas Bak
    2. Duration: 46 minutes

Remember that the best way to withstand social pressure and criticism at your choice of bilingual education goes through you educating yourself on the topic.  And these podcasts are an excellent way to get you started and up-to-date on the topic. 😉

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.