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Name: Ruchel
Age: 24
Location: Paris, France
Children: Mati, 21 months
Your languages: French, English, some German, some Hebrew, some Yiddish, small bits of Italian and Latin, tiny bits of Chinese and Spanish
Languages spoken by your spouse: French, Hebrew, German, Yiddish, Italian, English, Spanish (hum.... yeah he rocks)
Targeted languages for your children: French, Italian, English, Hebrew, some Yiddish
Why do you want them to be bilingual/multilingual? Culture transmission, and very useful in the Jewish community to have French, Hebrew and English.
How would you describe your child/children language skills so far? She speaks well for her age in French, understands some Italian and Hebrew but says only a couple of words. Funnily, we may end up sending her to a... Franco-German daycare! another language!
Best/funniest/cute moment(s) you want to share? she answers to "where is maman?" in French, Hebrew and Italian!
Do you have any fears/concerns? That it's really too much.

What do you think?


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Dec. 4th, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC)
Hi Ruchel., welcome to the comm, it's been very quiet for a while so it's nice to see a new face.
I must say you do have many varied languages to tempt your little one with, I think it's wonderful, to have so much diversity to grow up with. :) and she is already mastering maman in 3 languages, that's impressive :D
Dec. 5th, 2008 12:21 am (UTC)
Merci :)
Do you think it's doable, or we should abandon one language (not that I often use English with her, lazy me) and just do 3?
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