Gen Y Chronicles Podcast

GenYChron Ep. 0006 – Languages, divorce and marshmallows - Gen Y Chronicles Podcast



Show summary This week we cover a mishmash of topics ranging from the slow death of bilingualism in Canada to discovering the secret recipe of Jasmin’s special breakfast. Also, did you know that marshmallows were eaten by ancient Egyptians to sooth sore throats, and that there are some countries where divorce is still illegal? Open up another tin of your favourite Surströmming and get ready to learn something new. Show notes 1:50 - “As a kid, I always thought it would be impossible for me to learn another language” 2:28 - “This is verb conjugation... memorize it, and you can speak French!” 3:36 - Bilingualism in Canada is dying... Those who learn French in schools can’t actually speak it 5:06 - Learning languages in German schools vs. in Canadian schools 7:15 - Bilingual kindergartens in Germany 9:02 - “Remember, remember the fifth of November...” (Listen to a reading of the poem) 9:47 - “That’s what the Anonymous mask is based on” (V for Vendetta the film) 10:43 - Most Europeans think you can speak