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Linguistic & Behavioural Patterns: Why They Matter
In this presentation, I discuss the importance of linguistic and behavioural patterns when learning and/or teaching a language. This is so crucial, and yet many people often overlook it.
About the presenter:
Languages have always been a significant part of my life. Growing up, I spoke Gujarati with my family, French with my teachers, and English with my friends. However, my passion for languages didn’t start until I was 15 or 16 years old when my mom signed me up for a three month exchange trip to France. I didn’t want to participate because I was afraid of being away from home for such an extended period of time. That being said, I am glad that my mom forced me to go. After coming back from France, I realized that I not only liked learning languages, but I was also good at it. For this reason, I took Spanish as an elective in high school. After finishing high school, I went on to study French and Spanish as my two majors in university.
Even though I have loved languages for a long time, I didn’t immediately choose to work in that field. As a matter of fact, for six years I ran a window cleaning business. From 2011 to 2014, I owned a residential window cleaning franchise while being a full time university student. Upon graduating, I worked full time for the same franchise as a General Manager where I operated central Canada.
In September of 2016, everything changed. I stumbled across a video called “Teen Speaks Over 20 Languages. This video lead me to discover a vibrant online community of language learning enthusiasts. I was so excited! I had always thought that I was alone in my passion for languages. About week week later, I decided to make videos online to share my passion with the world. I also stopped running the window cleaning business around this time.
Slowly but surely, I became more and more serious about my brand. I went from posting a few videos on YouTube per week to uploading daily on virtually all social networks. To support myself financially, I decided to teach English, French, Spanish, and basic Mandarin privately.
I’m excited about where this journey has taken me so far and I can’t wait to see what the future holds! If you want to contact me for any reason, I encourage you to visit any of the social links below
Snapchat: @PolyglotAzren (https://www.snapchat.com/add/polyglotazren)