America the Bilingual
By Steve Leveen
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America the Bilingual is a storytelling podcast designed to inspire people on their journey to bilingualism. We'll listen to people who have become bilingual, especially native-English speakers who learned another language as adults (that is, the hard way). How did they do it? Why did they do it? How do they lead their bilingual lives? You'll find out every two weeks.
||Clean39 - Season 3 - America the Bilingual goes to Morocco||What could be a better example of free speech in …||3/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean38 - Season 3 - STARTALK: Another Peace Corps for the 21st Century||On September 11, 2001, the value of knowing anoth…||2/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean37 - Season 3 - Concordia Language Villages: Waltzing with Mops, and Other Adventures||In our continuing series of dual language summer …||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean36 - Season 3 - A Tidal Wave of Love: The John Rassias Legacy||The summer language immersion program that Profes…||1/30/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean35 - Season 3 - The Magic of Middlebury||World War I shattered a way of life for millions.…||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean34 - Season 2 - Parents, Give Your Child Bilingual Wings||Jenny K. Messner credits the high school cultural…||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean33 - Season 2 - Let’s Go to the Movies…in Another Language||Movies, especially with the help of new streaming…||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean32 - Season 2 - Why a World War II Survivor Adopted the Enemy’s Language||Listen to Steve’s conversation with octogenarian …||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 - Minisode 1 - A dispatch from France||Your host Steve Leveen calls from France to talk …||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean31 - Season 2- Not your uncle's language class||What older generations may remember from their la…||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30 - America the Bilingual podcast season 2 - A New Generation of Cherokee Speakers Rises||Among the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in Nor…||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean29 - America the Bilingual Season 2 - When Baby’s First Words Are Not Spoken||When Viviana Cisniega’s son Luis was four months …||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean28 - America the Bilingual Podcast Season 2 - And Crown Thy Good with Brotherhood||When people find out I’m learning Spanish, they f…||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean27 - America the Bilingual podcast Season 2 - How to Learn a Language Without Studying It||When people find out I’m learning Spanish, they f…||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean26 - America the Bilingual Season 2 - Are you too old to learn another language||Even at 16 we may be too old to learn a new langu…||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean25 - America the Bilingual Season 2 - Dual language education: Winds of change||In this second episode on the dual-language movem…||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean24 - America the Bilingual podcast Season 2 - The Dual-Language Revolution Begins (Part I)||Imagine there was a new way of teaching that resu…||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23 - America the Bilingual podcast Season 2 - In case you thought Latin was dead||How has a presumably dead language become such a …||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22 - America the Bilingual podcast Season 2 — A language to reveal —or conceal— your true self||We're back with Season 2 of America the Bilingual…||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21 - America the Bilingual podcast - Preview of Season 2 (a minisode)||As we close Season One of America the Bilingual, …||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20 - America the Bilingual podcast - Twelve gifts of Bilingualism||It’s a gift that can’t go under the tree, it can’…||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19- America the Bilingual Podcast - When America went to war against the German language||Americans remember World War I, but most of us ha…||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18-America the Bilingual podcast - Bill Weir Loves Language Teachers--Wishes he had Listened to His||Bill Weir, travel correspondent and host of CNN W…||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17- America the Bilingual Podcast - When a Gap Year Becomes a Bridge Year||Paulina Jedrzejowski was five years old when two …||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16- America the Bilingual Podcast - Bless the Late Blooming Bilinguals||When older adults learn another language, they do…||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15- America the Bilingual Podcast - Sealed with un beso||He was rich, persuasive--and wrong. But Ron Unz s…||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14-America the Bilingual Podcast - The vanishing high school year abroad||In his junior year of high school, Doug Renfield-…||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13- America the Bilingual Podcast - Hurricane Irma: a dispatch from Delray Beach and an invitation||We were halfway into the production of episode 13…||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12-America the Bilingual Podcast - Eastern Star: The Nick Staffa story||Nick Staffa was meant to become a rock star —but …||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11-America the Bilingual Podcast - The power of language exchange||With millions of Latinos wanting to improve their…||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10-America the Bilingual Podcast - The Joy of speaking Spanish||For our tenth episode of America the Bilingual, w…||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9- America the Bilingual Podcast - Ed de La Torre doesn't speak spanish||“Wow, it’s a good thing you’re studying Spanish,”…||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8- America the Bilingual Podcast - American Outliers||Many of us dream of living abroad but few of us a…||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7- America the Bilingual Podcast - The Bella and the Bold||Bettina Young had a remarkable young life--a fair…||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6- America the Bilingual Podcast - Little Ketchup Girl||How hard can it be to go up to the counter at McD…||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5- America the Bilingual Podcast - The CEO and the Polyglot||Does the whole world speak English? It seems so w…||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4-Mother Tongue||We hear it before we are born. Before the first a…||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3- Just call me Anna||Linguists call it “shift.” The rest of us would c…||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2- With a little help from his friends —and good french wine||“Forced” to go to Oxford? Why did this young Amer…||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1- The Lamp of empathy||Does the whole world speak English? Not quite, no…||3/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Leveen's Mission: prevent America from becoming Humanity's largest cluster of Monolinguals
Thought-provoking stories of 'regular' Americans & 'immigrant' Americans and the (more than 1) languages they speak. Food for thought for those in The New World who think that because 'the whole world speaks English', no effort would be necessary to add an extra dimension to their lives, by venturing into a second language, a second culture ... abroad.
Listened to all 8 (so far) and can't wait to hear what's next.
Second language acquisition changed the course of my life. Even better than walking in another's shoes is speaking another's language. America the Bilingual is a wonderful contribution to the cause.
Try a Little Empathy!
So glad to have found this new podcast. It's a must for anyone who aspires to learn a second language!