TEDxOcala: Language is the Key to the Future

In our shrinking global world it has never been more important for our children to become bilingual. Learning another language not only offers incredible benefits ranging from cognitive to social to health, but it also creates a deep connection to another culture – their thoughts, their ideas, ​and their perspectives. As parents and educators, we need to ensure that our future generations possess global dexterity, which is the ability to navigate the diverse communities of our planet through language and cultural competence.

Caryn’s mission is to see that our future generations become multilingual and culturally competent. Caryn began speaking foreign languages from a young age and has always been fascinated with language acquisition and other cultures and customs. Her passion led her to the Georgetown University School of Languages and Linguistics where she graduated with high honors. It was there that she cultivated her understanding of how children learn languages and its connection to their cognitive development.

When Caryn had her own child and wanted to teach him foreign languages at a young age, she found nothing on the market that put into practice what she had learned. That inspired Caryn to embark on developing a comprehensive program, the end result being the award-winning, innovative Early Lingo Learning System. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx