Originally Posted by Hepa
We do not have that problem here, British children have not yet invaded our shores
I know of one boy who was born here of Germanic parentage, he cannot speak German and insists he is Herreño. His elder brother, born a German, schooled here, is bi lingual. I had to employ the services of the elder one, we conversed in Spanish.
I think it's quite sad that his parents didn't at least teach him to speak
mine weren't born here, but for sure consider themselves more Spanish than English, & my younger dd was only 4 when we came so Spanish is really her first written
language, since she hadn't long been learning to read & write in English when she started Spanish school - but taking her dyslexia into account, her written English & her reading are about where they should be for her age - & I believe she has a better vocabulary than English kids in the UK from what I've seen of her cousins of a similar age there.