Friday, 12 June 2015

We Said Hello to Basel 10 Months Ago

I haven't spoken classical Arabic in ages. Today I did, and of all people, with a Scot!

This dad from school speaks classical Arabic (fus'ha) fluently. I felt all rusty when I conversed with him!

We moved to the area 10 months ago, and I can honestly say it's a great place for our family: yesterday I shopped in Germany, today I nipped to France, we speak English with our neighbours, the girls speak German at school and are exposed to Swiss on a daily basis.

BK2 (age 7) is in a music class, and today they gave a concert in a local tram station. The children sang in Swiss, German, English, Amharic and Spanish.

I think our life can hardly be more multicultural/multilingual than it is currently!