3. My grandson (nearly 6) is in an Italian language immersion kindergarten program.
He will be continuing with it throughout his entire public schooling. I am hoping he will be able to go to Italy and work there, perhaps in industry, or art, or academia in both the U.S. and Italy. He has a very italian name and a heritage on his father's side. I hope he will embrace the language and the culture and have a rich and wonderful life on both continents. Learning another language at such a young age will afford him many, many opportunities that kids in regular schools here won't have. I am so hopeful for him...
4. It is a very smart decision to help your son/grandson learn a foreign language
at a young age. . .The earliest you learn a foreign language, the more you assure that you will have no accent!
I should know! I only learned English at the age of 21, and today, 39 years later, I still have a strong French accent. . .although I have absolutely no problem writing English and I think and dream in English!
5. He is learning from a native Italian teacher so his accent in Italian will be
"next to native," according to linguists in this field. Learning another language at a young age also helps brain development and is quite advantageous for the child, an extra benefit. As learners at a later stage in life, his mother and I will be far behind him...we're planning a trip to Italy in 2011 and by that time he'll be doing translations for US over there...I love it!
9. OK, I've guessed most of the cities you've shown but am missing 2...
In order I see Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, Rome, ???, Venice, ??? (maybe Stockholm?).
That big cathedral is interesting...I don't think it is Milan because I've been there and the newspaper kiosk isn't positioned there (nor does it really look like the duomo). If it is Milan then I've been to every one of those cities except the last (if it is indeed Stockholm)...
Hard for me to tell on those two trains since I don't know much about them. I love Madrid but altho I stayed near the train station I never went on their trains...unlike Italy where I did take the trains and plan to again when I go to Florence in September!
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