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RWYK Author Interview with Judy Martialay
Happy Thursday everyone! In today’s episode, we’re excited to talk about the importance of teaching foreign languages to young children, a topic that’s very close to our heart.
Joining us today is the author Judy Martialay in a one-on-one conversation with our host Jed Doherty. Judy has written two wonderful children’s book Hola! Let’s Learn Spanish and Bonjour! Let’s Learn French. These books are filled with everything from a neat little story, to activities, games, and work sheets, these are excitingly interactive book to introduce young children to foreign languages.
In our exciting interview, Judy talks about her books, benefits of knowing a second language, some important advise for parents to enjoy the experience of learning languages with their children and how to best prepare them for success in our multilingual and multicultural world. Listen and hear what Judy has to say – you will be amazed by her insights!
Here’s more information about Judy Martialay
Judy lives in Sea Cliff, N.Y. with her husband. Her daughters are grown up and Judy have a toddler granddaughter.
Judy has taught languages on Long Island and is an active member of the Public Advocacy Committee of the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers. She lives on Long Island with her husband. Has two daughters and a granddaughter. Her missions is have let every child to have the opportunity to learn a world language at an early age; and she wants parents, everyone to have fun with a language and appreciate the beauty of the cultures of our world. “Language study promotes tolerance for diversity.”
More about ¡HOLA! Let’s Learn Spanish
The book is for children whose ages are roughly 6-10, and for their parents, whether or not they know Spanish. The purpose is to give children an early and fun experience learning Spanish.
More about Bonjour! Let’s Learn French: Visit New Places and Make New Friends
Bonjour! Let’s Learn French gives children roughly 6-10 an early and fun introduction to French. Please download the free audio version at polyglotkidz.com “Audio for French” page before using the book.
In this episode, you’ll hear
- Ab excerpt from ¡HOLA! Let’s Learn Spanish
- More about Judy’s writing and why she decided to write language books for children
- What are the benefits of learning foreign languages at young age and more about Bonjour! Let’s Learn French
- Judy gives some important advise to all the parents on preparing children for success, shares her upcoming projects & some fun facts about her books
- Jed shares some great words of wisdom from american stand up comedian Steven Wrights and more. Tune in to catch all the fun!
A big thank you to Judy Martialay for joining us and for sharing her story!
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