Parlez Vous Français?

By Mariam Mazhar

Image source: keepcalm-o-matic
Image source: keepcalm-o-matic

 

Petit poisson, petit poisson
Nager, nager, nager
Petit poisson, petit poisson
GLOOP GLOOP GLOOP!

And so goes my daughter during our weekly Skype sessions with my mom. Needless to say my mother is impressed of her granddaughter’s fluency in French; she can’t help expressing her pride before friends and family.

I remember when I had enrolled her in French Immersion, I was anxious and worried for not being able to help her as I did not know French myself. My mom thought I was pressurizing my daughter as learning another language was not that important and insisted that I was expecting a lot from my kid. I had given myself and my daughter three months to test out French Immersion, but I am glad to say that we did not have to re-consider our decision at all. (more…)

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