I am so excited. My new book about moving to France as a family, “What have we got Toulouse?” Is now available. I can’t believe I’ve finally got there! Why write a book about living in France? I started writing back in 2011, seven years after moving to France and it’s been through many versions … Continue reading Book Release – What have we got Toulouse? A family moving to France
One big challenge when bringing up English speaking children in a foreign speaking country, is when and how to introduce written English. It’s one thing to expect a child to learn to speak two languages at the same time, but is it an unnecessary pressure to expect them to cope with learning the different written … Continue reading Keeping up with the English!
In my last post Children Learning to be Bilingual. I was discussing how our youngest children speak French with a local French accent and speak English with an English accent. English is afterall their mother tongue. However, we were talking at the dinner table one evening about accents and the fact that the French find … Continue reading Zis iz ow we speek English
We are an English family living in France. Our children are being brought up to be bi-lingual. They speak French exclusively at school and speak English exclusively at home. Is it difficult? Not really! It’s amazing how adaptable children are and how quickly they learn to cope with switching from one language to the other. … Continue reading Children learning to be Bi-Lingual