44 - Season 3 - Africa’s Relaxed Multilingualism: A Model for America?

Jun 12, 2019, 12:00 PM
In the west African country of Cameroon, it’s not unusual for youngsters playing a neighborhood game of soccer to encounter different languages among their friends. And throughout Africa, it’s not uncommon for people to speak three languages—even if they don’t write or read all three. How do they do it? And what can the United States learn from this continent of polyglots? Host Steve Leveen talks with three African educators on how they grew up the way many Africans do: speaking multiple languages. Hear their conversation now: Episode 44 of the America the Bilingual podcast.