Everything posted by s3phrin
My first words were most peculiar and frankly frightened my parents! I didn't say anything for about nine months and suddenly I said “I want a bottle.” Not mama, and not dada. I also hear that I picked up on language really quickly. Unfortunately this ability did not carry into my teenage years, as German posed quite a challenge for me!
Being a resident in the USA I only began learning my second language in the 9th grade. I had an interest in learning languages from the point when I first heard french though, and at that point I was about 9 years old. Unfortunately my parents were more focused on sports that anything else, so I had to wait until my school started teaching languages. Now I am proud to say that my German is nearly fluent and I am on my way with Italian and French!