“We’re using German phrases everyday!
A week before, I didn’t know a single word!”
“My only concern: Will I be able to keep up with my kids?
They are learning so fast.”
“I love that we have a hobby that we can share.
It’s so much fun for all of us.”
Is this you?
If you are reading this, then I think it’s important to you that your children learn languages and can interact with people from different cultures. You want to pass on your passion for languages and show your children how diverse our world is.
At the same time, you also know that language learning is a marathon, not a sprint. And you’re having doubts:
What if my German is not good enough?
How am I supposed to support my child when I am not sure about the pronunciation, etc.?
How should there be room for another appointment during the week?
Isn’t my child too young to learn a foreign language?
What if I don’t know any German speakers around me?
In November 2020, I had an interesting talk with Rawiyah from "MOM VIBE". We talked about fun, easy, and interactive ways of introducing or maintaining German as one of your family languages, even if you are a non-native speaker yourself.
Meine kleine Tochter, gerade 1,5, baut mit Liebe Türme und wirft sie noch lieber um, umarmt ihre Puppen und fährt mit dem Feuerwehrauto durch die Gegend. Meine große Tochter turnt auf Matten, stapelt Kissen und probiert aus, wie hoch sie springen kann. Danach trifft...