I keep saying I’m going to learn Farsi.. it’s been more than a year. I just can’t find the time.
I also keep kicking myself for refusing to become fluent in Korean. True story: I was born and spent most of my life in South Korea. My Korean mom tried hard to teach me her language. She tells me when I was a child I would threaten to run away if she tried to teach me. She says I even told her “you talk funny”.
Kids… they say the darnest things.
Kids also do things they don’t realize they’ll grow to regret when they get older. That’s why when I saw a Living Social deal for Language Stars I figured I had nothing to lose. I enrolled Adora (at 19 months) into Mandarin classes. Today she had her first lesson. Despite appearing as if she is head of the class… the baby didn’t bring her best Kai Lan. She was actually a little scared and was mostly a mute. I think it was all the new people.
When I tell people Adora is learning Chinese I get mixed responses.
“Shouldn’t she start with English,” my sister replied.
Considering Adora’s limited vocabulary consist of dog, duck and dad… my sister had a point.
But I also get people who say.. NOW is the time, start them young.
As someone who failed Spanish in college– I know learning languages later in life can be tough. What do you think?
LISTENING TO TEACHER
MEETING NEW FRIENDS!