12 March 2014

I Don't Speak French...

...I just try my hardest to teach my children the language of a country I love.

Today as I stood in the pet shop looking at the animals with my three year old daughter I wondered how odd I sounded asking my daughter what the animals were in French.

I am by no means fluent in French but as we go there on holiday most years I do try my best to speak the language or at least have a go at it.

Through my children I am slowly grasping more words and how to use the language, although my husband can speak it and understand it better than me his accent leaves a lot to be desired and on more than one occasion has been misunderstood.

Like with signing I always try to incorporate foreign language into our days out or even when at home? So I just wondered is it me? Do I sound like some crazy person or is it perfectly normal to practice in this way?

My son is currently doing La Jolie Rond after school and like with everything I like to keep at it at home too, we play French word games before bed, again so both the children and us adults can practice our French.

Would you look at me and think I was silly?


  1. Personally I wouldn't think you sounded odd at all, any foreign language ability is useful! It can start to be a bit of a hindrance as well though when you find yourself in a country where you don't speak any of the language, and I can now be found to try to converse in a strange mix of English, Danish and German in that case! :D

    1. Aww thank you for commenting, it is difficult to know when you look like you are trying to hard. I just want to keep working on it as much as I can with the children and these are the best opportunities. :)


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