EP. 6: Lori From USA – Teaching English, Learning Languages, and Raising Bilingual Children in Germany

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Lori, who is from the United States, has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to teaching English in Germany: she’s been doing it for almost 40 years. And you don’t do something for that long without gaining some deep insights into it. In this week’s podcast episode, she shares some of her wisdom with me regarding all kinds of issues pertaining to learning languages. 

She also has a lot to say about English, too; like how even she, an English teacher, sometimes has difficulties explaining why certain rules are the way they are. We also go into how living in Germany means that your English deteriorates over time as you pick up the bad habits of the non-native speakers around you. One of her examples: “I look forward to meet you”. 

Other topics we cover are how speaking the language doesn’t mean you understand the culture, how to go about raising children bilingually (something she has done successfully), and about how much easier it is to learn German nowadays with the Internet, TV shows on demand, and language apps. 

I would love to have Lori back to answer questions YOU might have, so please mail them (or any topics you want to hear her discuss) to: expatlifegermany@gmail.com

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