June 28th Prompt- Do you speak any other languages? When do you think a child should learn a new language?
I do not speak any other langues fluently. I could get by with necessities in Mexico if I had to (you know, things such as where can I get a car…where is the bathroom…may I please have a beer…. only bottled water, please, etc), but anything above that would be painful. I took spanish for 2 years in High School and 2 years in college (and I loved it and was fairly good), but that ole saying “If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it” is totally true. I’ve forgotten probably 80% of what I knew, sadly.
Kids can learn a new language so much more quickly than adults! It’s crazy! I took a second language acquisition class in my undergrad program and it was so interesting. I fully support children learning another language as quickly as possible. No harm.