Jul 31, 2020
Bonus: Language
Play • 17 min

One of the most common challenges refugees face is not speaking the language of their new country. You heard hints of this in some of the stories we told in Resettled: One of the first things that resettlement agencies in the U.S. recommend is taking English classes.

We want to share a story about language from another podcast we think you’ll like, called Neighbors. The show is a deep dive into the stories of ordinary people that reflect our common humanity.

This particular episode, "The Language Learner," follows the story of a man who resettled with his family in Nashville, Tennessee after being forced from his home country of Myanmar—formerly known as Burma.

This story was produced by Jakob Lewis in conjunction with Nashville Public Radio.  Production assistance from Bailey Robbins. Edited by Emily Siner and Mack Linebaugh. Music by Podington Bear. To hear more stories from Neighbors, search in your favorite podcast app or go to

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