5- America the Bilingual Podcast - The CEO and the Polyglot


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Does the whole world speak English? It seems so when you travel to big cities and stay in major hotels. It seems so when you visit popular tourist destinations. But what about in corporate conference rooms? Like when you’re trying to sell something? That, as you’ll hear in this episode, can be a different story. Lois Melbourne studied French in school but didn’t get all that far. In other words, she is a typical monolingual American. But Lois is not typical in other ways. Andrew Simmons is the opposite of a typical monolingual American. He’s American for sure, but only a few people in the world speak more languages than he. Listen to Episode 5 to hear what happened when these two Americans, a CEO and a polyglot, joined forces. America the Bilingual is part of the Lead with Languages campaign of ACTFL--The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. This episode was written by Steve Leveen, and producer Fernando Hernández who also does sound design and mixing. Our editorial consultants are Maja Thomas and Mim Harrison, research assistance from Stanford undergraduate Alma Flores-Perez. Graphic Arts are created by Carlos Plaza Design Studio. Music in this episode by Kevin Macleod, Andy G. Cohen, Nuno Adelaida, and Captive Portal. All thanks to the Free Music Archive directed by WFMU. Additional music courtesy of Francisco Penilla. Music in this episode, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike License, by: Jason Shaw - Tennesee Hayride http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jason_Shaw/Audionautix_Acoustic/TENNESEE_HAYRIDE_____________2-33 Kevin Macleod - Beach party http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Global_Sampler/Beach_Party Kevin Macleod - Quasi motion http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Global_Sampler/Quasi_Motion Josh Armistead - Bongo Man http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Josh_Armistead/Meadows/ Milton Arias - Poldoro http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Milton_Arias/64Antes_del_Fin/Poldoro Andy G Cohen - Land Legs http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Andy_G_Cohen/MUL__DIV_1198/Andy_G_Cohen_-_MULDIV_-_02_-_Land_Legs Jason Shaw - Mountain Sun http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jason_Shaw/Audionautix_Acoustic/MOUNTAIN_SUN_____________________2-33

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