Speaking in Tongues radio series
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Being brought up in a multilingual family


You are brought up in South Africa and Zimbabwe by Italian parents...

You parents were born in Lithuania, brought up in Germany but then emigrated to the States...

Your Dad was born in Malta but brought up in Turkey, your Mum is from the Basque Country and you were born in London...

Children of multilingual families talk about their experiences of language learning...

Listen to the series

"Speaking in Tongues" is a series of short English-language radio programmes, produced and recorded by IH Barcelona. The 25-programme series is broadcast on Saturday mornings by Radio Free Barcelona on 107.7 FM.

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About the series

The series discusses a range of different topics relating to language, language learning and language teaching.

The programme is intended for a general public, but will of course be of special interest to language teachers and students.