I can’t believe it has been nearly a year since we made the move to live in Spain. This week marks the end of the first full school year for the kids. Education in Spain has been a bit different for us, but we have no doubt the kids have learned far more than what text books alone could teach them. They have experienced many different things and have been exposed to many different nationalities and languages, attending their Spanish public school.
One of our original goals was to immerse the kids in the culture, so they could pick up the language. As you will see it is almost second nature for them now. Anya mentioned to me a few weeks ago that she doesn’t need to translate in her head anymore. She just knows what people are saying and can respond without hesitation.
As far as us adults, well let’s just say we are still working on it. I will fess up that learning the language has not been our #1 priority as we have been building our blog and making loads of travel plans and entertaining guests. We have made great progress, but the kids have blossomed! We have been very pleased with the results and would like you to watch the kids interviews.
(Hear their Spanish: Anya video minute 1:48 and Lars video minute 2:08)
If you have any questions for them, just ask and they will respond to you.
(In Spanish or English– your choice)