On this episode, I chat with an English childcare worker from the Philippines about the differences between German and Asian children.
English Level: B1 🇵🇭🇨🇦
- Introduction (0:21)
- Jorie’s culture shock in Germany (1:42)
- Why Jorie came to Germany (3:58)
- Differences between Asian and German children (6:42)
- Pros and cons of working with Asian children (10:04)
- What Jorie has noticed in German children (12:00)
- How children learn English in Asia and Germany (17:03)
- How Jorie will raise her own children (21:40)
- Final tip for parents (25:00)
- How to connect with Jorie (27:03)
- To be offended (adj.): beleidigt
- To venture (verb): etw. riskieren
- To obey (verb): (jdm.) gehorchen
- To acknowledge (verb): (etw.) anerkennen
- To reflect (verb): sich besinnen
- To foster (verb): fördern
Phrases to Remember:
- To be straightforward: (of a person) honest and frank.
- To speak up: express one’s opinions frankly and openly.
- Tip of my tongue: Ready to utter something but unable to remember it at the moment.
- To be rattled: make (someone) nervous, worried, or irritated.
- to tweak something: improve (a mechanism or system) by making fine adjustments to it.
- bottom line: the fundamental and most important factor.
- to boil down to: to be the main or most important result of something
- to pique someone’s curiosity: If something piques your interest or curiosity, it makes you interested or curious.
- tiger mom: a strict or demanding mother who pushes her child or children to high levels of achievement, especially by using methods regarded as typical of child-rearing in China and other parts of East Asia
Mistake to Avoid:
- (incorrect use of the plural) a different method NOT methods (29:20)
- Where has Jorie worked?
- What was Jorie’s biggest culture shock?
- Where does Jorie live?
- What motivates Asian children?
- What is one of the challenges Asian children face?
- What are the pros of children who question things?
- What did Jorie do to make her English lesson more engaging?
Question to consider:
What type of parenting style did your parents use? (i.e. laissez-faire and/or strict)
- Jorie’s blog
- Jorie on LinkedIn
- Most Common Mistakes Germans Make in English
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