The Germany Experience

Finding yourself in a second language: language and identity (Steph from Germany)

March 02, 2020 Shaun Behrens Episode 34
The Germany Experience
Finding yourself in a second language: language and identity (Steph from Germany)
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The Germany Experience
Finding yourself in a second language: language and identity (Steph from Germany)
Mar 02, 2020 Episode 34
Shaun Behrens

Steph is from Bavaria, and moved to the UK when she was in her 20s before ending up in Austin, Texas. She learned to speak English at a native-speaker level, and found that it just suited her.

Because she's got a fantastic command of both German and English, she has a lot of insights about being bilingual and about expressing one's self in different languages. In my chat with her, we discuss how it's possible to have different personalities in the different languages we speak, how German isn't as harsh as many people think it is, and how moving abroad influences our identity.

Steph has also just launched a podcast based on her blog Transcontinental Overload: https://transcontinentaloverload.com/podcast/

The blog post that we discuss in our chat: Multiple Languages - Multiple Personalities?


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Show Notes

Steph is from Bavaria, and moved to the UK when she was in her 20s before ending up in Austin, Texas. She learned to speak English at a native-speaker level, and found that it just suited her.

Because she's got a fantastic command of both German and English, she has a lot of insights about being bilingual and about expressing one's self in different languages. In my chat with her, we discuss how it's possible to have different personalities in the different languages we speak, how German isn't as harsh as many people think it is, and how moving abroad influences our identity.

Steph has also just launched a podcast based on her blog Transcontinental Overload: https://transcontinentaloverload.com/podcast/

The blog post that we discuss in our chat: Multiple Languages - Multiple Personalities?


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