Emily008 Posted February 27, 2011 Share Posted February 27, 2011 Hi there! I'm starting a thread on what (to me) is a pretty fascinating subject, that is : A person's language history, because, I am pretty fascinated by the fact that there are so many people on this forum from different countries and different cultural backgrounds. I was born in Denmark. I'm a single mom. My father is British and my mother is Danish. That is why I have a rather English sounding surname "Stevenson"! I am essentially bilingual. My father was rather particular about "preserving" my English heritage in Denmark, so I began learning English right from kindergarten. And of course, my mother was pretty particular that I learn Danish as well. English, essentially, in Danish society has been regarded to be a foreign language. But things were pretty different in my household because of my rather mixed ancestry. Also, thanks to the fact that I have a couple of friends, in and around my neighbourhood, who are exceptionally good in German, I am out of interest, learning to converse in German. To be honest, I have always wanted to learn a third language, only this time, it's because it is mainly out of interest and not as an obligation or anything! It's taking it's time though, as it can be a bit of a challenge for someone my age (I'm 40 years old, by the way)! My knowledge is rather basic, but I am looking at it as a hobby, to be honest! Anyway, enough about myself. I would really be thrilled if you guys could contribute. Have any of you learnt different languages out of interest (where you acquired knowledge through watching films or reading books or perhaps taking crash courses) or because of your ancestry or just out of compulsion for educational purposes? Any personal stories and experiences with regard to language will be welcome and appreciated! Thanks for your time! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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