Bangkok Podcast 16: Thai Language 4: Raising Bilingual Children
In our continuing Thai language series, we talk to ‘Thai Language Jedi’ Rikker Dockum about the complexities of raising a bilingual child.
In this episode Rikker elightens us on what it’s like to raise a child in a bilingual country and household. Seeing that Tony and Greg have exactly 0 children each, Rikker – as a father of two – is much more qualified to tell us about what teaching methods work best, how a child percieves language, and the fears that any parent has when trying to teach their child the skills that will help them in life.
Greg also vents about an injustice toward a Thai garbage collector, and Tony talks about his video project with Prae ‘Fluke’ Sunantaraks (who you may remember as our first guest), which may see them chosen to attend the prestigious Sundance Film Festival.