“Bilingualism is a fundamental gift that every parent should give to their children” – Faridat Audu
It’s funny isn’t it how sometimes our inspiration to do something comes in the most random or unexpected way.
For Faridat Audu, the inspiration to become bilingual came in grade school when she admired her friend’s sister, who she thought was so elegant and sophisticated in part because she spoke French. This admiration inspired Faridat to move to Côte d’Ivoire for University, and to immerse herself in the language. This life-long interest has led to academic degrees for Faridat, and to her becoming a bilingual teacher and author, and most recently CEO of a company focused on promoting bilingualism.
“I want my children and my children’s generation to be able to visit each other’s country and be able to speak this language… without having any stress. That is my mission. That is what I call bilingualism in children.” – Faridat Audu
In this episode, Faridat gives us insight on language learning of kids and adults, as well as learning strategies. She also talks about the challenges of being an entrepreneur in the language education space, the importance of mindset, and the awareness of giving your child a global gift of learning to speak another language.
“I love to impact passion in children. I love to give a certain gift to children, that makes me happy. I love it when I give something to people, and I look back and I see them and I see something that I’ve contributed to their lives, it makes me feel accomplished, especially children.” – Faridat Audu