Trying to teach English in France, Sri Lanka’s language gap and potato-ness

Here’s what’s in the latest podcast:

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When Laurel Zuckerman tried to become an English teacher in France, she assumed that being a native English speaker would be an advantage. The book she wrote about her experience caused a sensation in France. Also, the linguistic underpinnings of Sri Lanka’s just-concluded civil war. Plus, a Sinhala word that succinctly describes how many teeth you still have, and the tax implications of “potato-ness.”

Listen in iTunes or here.


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