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Re: teaching kids langs

From:Patrick Dunn <tb0pwd1@...>
Date:Friday, February 9, 2001, 0:27
On Thu, 8 Feb 2001, Irina Rempt wrote:

> On Thu, 8 Feb 2001, Patrick Dunn wrote: > > > I have every intention of teaching my young children Latin. And, if they > > want to, Greek. > > Do you have any young children yet?
Oh, no. I want my PhD and a husband first.
> You'll find that it's extremely hard; the best age to start teaching > a classical language (or indeed any language that you're not fluent > in) to a child is as soon as they can read adequately, say six, and > six-year-olds have minds like kittens. No attention span to speak of, > but they're interested in everything, that is, everything *else* as > well as what you're trying to teach them. I speak from experience.
This describes me now. :) I'm patient. And little Alexander will be a genius, I have no fear. *laughs* --------------------------------------------------------------------- Living your life is a task so difficult, it has never been attempted before.