Love, Joy, and Languages

Episode 13: Expat Parenting Language Expectations

May 30th, 2022  •  26 mins 56 secs  •  Download (31 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Talking about my biggest mistake as a parent supporting my kids as expat children learning the community language -- having unrealistic expectations. I talk about my expectations of myself learning the languages alongside them in an immersive environment, expectations of my children taking command of their own language journey, and expectations of our local community and its role in our language acquisition. I share how I've adjusted my expectations and what it's done for each of us, especially as we moved to Germany and got to start a language journey from scratch -- but doing it better this time.