Although I can speak Polish, I continue to study so that I can teach my children to speak Polish from birth. My plan is to exclusively speak Polish to them. If I don’t, I’ll be robbing them of a suitable environment to learn. I wouldn’t want them to miss an opportunity to get to know their mother’s family, friends and history.
Read my guest post on Lingotastic to discover why I started learning Polish, who my language learning heroes are and my top tips for learning. Visit the Lingotastic blog and look for my post “Speak Polish! How Kids Make Absolutely Awesome Motivation”.
Here’s a brief summary of what to expect:
My Polish language learning journey
Given my background, it’s quite surprising that I’m an ambassador of the Polish language. I was born in 1991 and raised in Swindon, England to a family of Jamaican and Barbadian heritage. I’m from an English-speaking family and hadn’t even met a Pole until 2013! Sure, I enjoyed Spanish at school, but I couldn’t conjugate to save my life. I dropped it at college after barely scraping a C.
Strangely, it was out of fear that I started learning Polish. If you’re not aware of my story, I explain everything in my guest post on Lingotastic, Sarah Barrett’s brilliant blog about bringing children into the wonderful world of foreign languages.
I also talk about my three language learning heroes and share my top language learning tip. Find out who they are and what it is on Lingotastic now![alert-warning]TL;DR: If you have a strong enough motivation, you will achieve your goals with your Polish. Read my guest post to discover why I started learning Polish, who my language learning heroes are and my top tips for learning. Visit the Lingotastic blog and look for my post “Speak Polish! How Kids Make Absolutely Awesome Motivation” now.[/alert-warning]
What’s your story?[alert-announce]My motivation is my future children. Every time I feel like not putting the work in, I’m reminded that I’m not doing this for me. What’s your motivation? Why did you start learning Polish in the first place? I’d love to know. Tell me your story in the comments below![/alert-announce]
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