Koreans try out English lessons for fetuses

In the “YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING” category, a Korean business is doing a good business in providing pre-natal English lessons.

Though I am a believer in providing stimulus to the fetus, claiming that you can teach a fetus a language is absurd. Pak is obviously a quack. I can even believe that you can get a child used to the rhythm and intonation of a language. Maybe this will make the child more susceptible to learning the language later in life. However, trying to explicitly “teach” functional language to a fetus is just ridiculous.

I would love to see ANY research that suggests this might be beneficial. If so, I will withdraw my criticism and apologize to Mr. Pak for calling him a quack. I’m not going to hold my breath 🙂

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