Growing up with multiple languages can be a difficult task, especially when young! New York based Nepali dance teacher Vijay Nakarmi may be teaching dance but his ‘Nepali language only’ policy has led to his young students learning Nepali. Parents of these young dance students are ecstatic to see their little ones responding in Nepali language at home. This is a simple action but one which many forget. We definitely need more teachers like Mr Nakarmi across the pond in the UK too.
The video and story has been produced and written by Anuz Thapa, a member of the 2017 class at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.