Originally Posted by emdark
No not a chance, He is 50 years old now and he will not be interested in learning.
I am 50 years old - it is not old. I learned to ride a motor bike at 45, I scuba dive, drive a sports car, camp, and travel abroad with a phrase book so I can communicate with the locals. I am ALWAYS looking for new things to learn and new things to do. This week we went kayaking for the first time.
My husband is 60 - he has had two heart attacks and this year had a quadruple heart bypass. He rides a motorbike, and up til this second heart attack also scuba dived. He also kayked for the first time yesterday, and is looking at gliding in the New Year. He wants his epitaph to read 'I didn't die of boredom'.
You want my honest opinion? If your father wants to make a life in a new country he should be prepared to learn the language and culture of the place he is moving to.
I know that's blunt, but that's what I believe.