When families first join the school community, I believe part of my job is to also make the adults feel like this community is for them. The school serves the learners and their families.
My learners quickly discover that I am open to other languages and that I think they are important based on the way I react as I read this story.
Does it sound like the beginning of a bad joke? I hoped it would! But this is no joke. What happens next? Do they speak in French? Do they speak in English?
Learning a new language presented the greatest cognitive challenge I had ever experienced, and I loved it. I will forever be a language learner, even as teacher.