Friday, 2 May 2014

What do you Speak at Home?

What do you Speak at Home?

I get asked this question a lot as soon as soon as anyone realises I'm English. My partner doesn't speak English, other than what he learned at school, so we speak French. I try my hardest to speak as much English as possible with my daughter. This is easier when there's just the two of us. I do pester Badara to speak to her more in Bombara (the native language of Mali). I think it's important that she knows it, I find it such a shame that 2nd and 3rd generation immigrants can't speak the languages of their origins.

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