Saturday, 22 August 2015

Why speak a foreign language? - holiday blog

Hello readers:-), I haven't blogged for a while..... full time teaching is very demanding and I am struggling with time management. My posts have always been long and detailed but due to my working hours (24/7 more or less:-) I will change the way I blog- by keeping my posts short and sweet!
Here is the first attempt.....

I speak 3 languages on a daily basis (Hungarian, English &Spanish) and I no longer feel that any of those are "foreign" or that they are special for some reason.
But when I go camping in the summer (tent, camper van, caravan- done it all:-) I always meet people from other countries on the campsites and if I can, I greet them in their own language...... it feels so good! When we camped in France a few years ago, me and my 4-year-old son said Bonjour to everybody who passed by our camper van in the morning and it felt great! Similarly, during our holiday we used Merci beaucoup, Danke schön, Guten Abend, etc.
 I said this to my pupils before the summer holidays: "If you go to Spain, speak Spanish, it will feel so good!" I am looking forward to hearing their Spanish speaking stories when we are back in school in 2 weeks and I will let you know about them:-)

Enjoy what is left of the summer holidays!


  1. May I ask, how did you learn Hungarian? I love Spanish and I'm glad to have found your blog. I think that more people should take a keen interest in learning other languages. Keep up the good work.

    1. Hello Wally, I was born in Hungary and spent most of my life there, I only moved to the UK about 9 years ago. My degree is in is a bit confusing for everyone, including me! I am glad you are enjoying my blog!