Sou Yasuda, 13, of Toyama, Japan is having a great adventure this summer.
Part of the adventure is that he’s spending four weeks in Bedford County living with an American family in the Thaxton area. The other part of the adventure is that Yasuda does not speak English and the DeWald family, the Americans hosting him, do not speak Japanese.
Actually, Yasuda does know a little English, he’s been taking it in Japan. This summer he’s been learning by the immersion method, or in this case, the swim or sink method.