Erin's Story introducing the German Language to her Kids
“To have a program that’s already been set out for me, just made it so much easier!”
Meet Erin. She’s an amazing Mum of two kiddos - Luca and baby Giselle - and a member of the Cultured Home Program.
A non-native speaker who wants her kids to connect with their heritage.
Erin comes from German heritage but isn’t a native speaker. Her father never spoke German at home so Erin missed out on learning as a child and found it a challenge to learn as an adult.
She didn’t want to make the same mistake with her own kiddos!
She wanted them to understand more about their heritage and also be able to speak another language - for all the awesome reasons we know.
From zero interest in German, to loving his lessons!
Before joining The Cultured Home program, Erin struggled to introduce German to Luca at home, he just wasn’t interested.
Now? It’s a totally different story - hooray!
After just two weeks of the program, Luca was loving his lessons and actually pointing out items and saying the German words - unprompted.
“I was blown away that he was actually even taking it in let alone speaking it!” says Erin.
Learning without the overwhelm
Erin loves that The Cultured Home Program took the overwhelm out of teaching.
All the video lessons give Luca plenty of exposure to the native German accent so she doesn’t have to pronounce words perfectly herself, which took a big weight off her shoulders.
“From a parent who’s definitely not a teacher at all, it’s actually been a really easy process even though I don’t know German.”
Mini-lessons work for a busy schedule
She’s also found time to fit mini language lessons into her and her family’s hectic schedule with ease, a big win for a time-poor mum!
“I just decided to put the time in when we can. Whether it’s 5 minutes watching a video at dinner or doing some flashcards.”
“For me, it’s just slotting in those couple of minutes a day.”
She isn’t a native speaker and has a busy family schedule but Erin is successfully helping Luca (and soon Giselle!) learn German words and connect with their heritage.
Erin’s story is an awesome example that with the right tools, teaching your child a second language doesn’t have to be hard and time-consuming. It can be fun and simple!
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