- Many people over the years have asked me whether I think in French or in English. The answer is always the same, I don't think in any language, I just think and it comes out in the language the the person speaking to me understand. Sometime English sometimes French and sometimes both together -which we called Franglais at home!
Just as English speakers are not aware of thinking in English before answering a question, a bilingual brain just processes the information in whatever form is needed then conveys the message.
It is very different if you learn a language as a second language at school. Mostly because the way of learning is different. At school it is based on translation, grammar and remembering what the words and rules are rather than knowing them because you learned them in context like you learned your mother tongue.
Unless you learn with Michel Thomas- who teaches in yet a different way but is still based on knowing 1 language first. http://www.michelthomas.com/
This is what prompted me to translate English nursery rhymes into French for my son and now run groups/classes as above, using those songs and will have an accompanying book/CD ready next year.
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