(English) Dr. Richard Benton – Learning Community Languages Is a Social Responsibility
Dr. Richard Benton has been learning and speaking languages extensively inside and outside academia. He is fluent in four languages (Russian, Ukrainian, French, German), highly proficient in three (Spanish, Moroccan Arabic, Lebanese Arabic), and proficient at a basic level in two (Dutch, Modern Hebrew). He also has some reading abilities in Ancient Hebrew, Syriac, Aramaic, Ancient Greek, and Italian.
He has a BA in linguistics and a PhD in linguistics and Ancient Hebrew. He has worked seven years teaching at the university level in three countries, and he has taught English to non-native speakers in classroom and informal settings.
During the Polyglot Conference organized by Richard Simcott and alex Rawlings Dr. Richard spoke about:
Learning Community Languages Is a Social Responsibility
How do we infuse our language learning with social responsibility and support our communities? As millions of refugees live in the European Union and the U.S., they are forced to learn the language of their new country. We are their natural allies. Richard, who is a practicing polyglot of 30 years with a Ph.D. in Hebrew and Semitic studies, tells you why your next language should be your neighbor’s.
You can contact Dr. Richard Benton by following his blog: https://lovinglanguage.wordpress.com
This podcast is sponsored by: Mello Method