This blog follows the progress of Marc as he learns English (father)and Catalan (mother) and Spanish in Catalonia, Spain. The main focus is on the how his father brings him up speaking English.
El blog sigue la vida de Marc a través de la adquisición de 3 idiomas simultáneamente. El padre le habla en inglés y su madre en catalán. Aprende castellano fuera del hogar.
domingo, 5 de febrero de 2012
English nanny / carer. I hired Sam ( a male carer from New York) to look after Marc for a morning during the Christmas holidays 2011/2012. Marc had a great time playing basketball with him and enjoys meeting the new carers (his fourth) after he gets over the shyness of the first half an hour or so. In this case they are reading the Gruffalo and drawing pictures. Sam would need to increase his interactions with Marc on future occasions. Unlike a 'nornal' carer who may say the minimum to a child, if the objective is to increase language level, every moment has to be rich in language input and intereactions from beginning to end. This is a crucial point to understand and put into practise. For English carers in Barcelona or anywhere in Spain contact: www.english-nanny.com