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I have been teaching my two boys French for almost a year. One of the benefits that hadn't really occurred to me beforehand was that I would learn some new words. Even though I studied French from 8th grade through college, I'm amazed at how many words I didn't learn! How is it possible that I never learned the word for "hug" or "ladybug" or "shark"? Is it that since many of us don't start learning a second language until middle school, we skip some of the vocabulary that you learn as a young child? Or that we don't see or hear those words enough for them to be reinforced?
So, a big "câlin" for my boys for giving me an excuse to learn some of those French words that I missed out on!
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