What do you speak, your kids??
We are multilingual, English, Spanish and Latin.
Only english for me. And some really bad french. I can find my way to the washroom in french and thats about it.
I will hope for my child to learn french since it is a good asset in this country. Also his fathers family is middle eastern and they speak Arabic so I feel it is important for him to learn their language aswell.
I only know English fluently. But in BC (and all of Canada except Quebec, I think?) you have mandatory lessons in French until grade 9, at which time you can choose between a number of languages - Spanish and Japanese are the most common choices. I think the rules also vary by school district.
So I can put a few sentences together in French. I took it until grade 11. I'd like to pick it up as an elective in university, if possible.
English, BD's mom is from Panama - so she has taught Lyric a few words in Spanish, but now she lives in Chicago, so we don't see her often. My step dad is from Iran as well and Lyric knows a few words in Farsi.
We only speak english. I say some words in spanish to him, and a woman who used to watch him sometimes could only speak spanish. Unfortunately I am no expert in spanish!
I personally can speak Spanish and Russian, and my daughter is in Spanish classes, and my son's family is in Puerto Rico, so I'm sure he'll learn Spanish as he grows.
We only speak english. I took 2 years of spanish in high school, but dont' remember much. I wish they started teaching children a second language in elementary school around here. I know around chicago they do. Children can pick up a second language so much easier and faster when they start learning it young. They only teach it at the high school level here, but by that time, who's going to remember it? Just long enough to pass the class of course.
I would love for my daughter to know oglala lakota too, but none of her bd's relatives even speak it. Her grandma knows a little, but she lives several states away.
Really, only English. I throw in some Carrier now and then, but I'm still learning myself, so it's not enough to make too much of a difference yet.
English is all I'm fluent in. I took french in school from grade 4-12 but I've never been in a situation to actually use it daily, so I never became fluent. I can read it pretty well, and write ok, but spoken I'm really pretty bad.
English here thanks to dora and diego on nick jr my son and i are just starting to learn some spanish i also had a year of french in hs
My dad was with the diplomatic service when I was growing up, so while English is a given, I know enough Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, Portugese, French and German to get by.
I'm not fluent, but I know enough to get by day-to-day if I had to.
pretty much just english. I picked up a book on Ittalian and started learning it a few years ago but now all I remeber is a couple random phrases like this is a knife "comme si ciamma un cotello" I think
English, mostly, but I lived in Texas until I was four and learned Spanish before I learned English and can still speak it fairly well, it gets better when I drink, for some reason? Also, if I'm around it a lot I start thinking in Spanish.
I know some Polish from my Mom's side of the family, but not a whole lot. I've been wanting to learn Russian for a while, too...
English,with a tiny bit of spanish thrown in. I teach my daughter all of the Spanish words i know,so she can say really basic stuff like colors,animals, "please","thankyou", "again", etc etc. I really want to learn how to speak it fluently,though,especially living in Texas it would definitely come in handy.
i heard its good for school too it enhances their learning ability