Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Want your child to learn French? Hire a mature German nanny

BabelDad's German auntie has been visiting for a week. She has been taking care of me and the children, while my sprained ankle gets better.

Our neighbour's son G is 9. His dad is French and his mum is British. G does not speak French. He understands very few words.

He came to play after school today. The auntie offered him some grapes. He replied: "Non merci".
His brain automatically switched to French when faced with someone who did not speak English. How cool is that?