Meet my friend Yukine.
She’s 7 years old and speaks 5 languages: English, Spanish, Japanese, German and Sign Language.
When I visited the Canary Islands recently, we sat down for a chat, and I asked her about her languages and what she likes about each of them.
Now, it’s a common myth that children are much better language learners than adults.
Unfortunately, this is a myth that’s perpetuated wherever you go, and is often used by adults to justify not trying so hard themselves…
Children just soak up languages like a sponge, but it’s too late for me now.
When you watch this video, you may find yourself feeling the same thing.
But I want you to look a bit deeper into exactly how Yukine has managed to learn these languages, because there’s a very important lesson in there. Continue reading…