Christine's Story of Learning Second Language
January 07, 2010
“His aunties were driving me crazy,” Christine Li says, who is a student at the International House (IH) Vancouver Department of Modern Languages. “Every time I went into the kitchen they would start talking in Italian at double speed. My fiancée was raised by his aunts; I really needed to know what they were saying.”
Christine signed up for Italian conversation class through the Modern Languages program at International House (IH), Vancouver. “Christine’s story is not that unusual,” says Cameron Prior, the Director of Operations for International House (IH). “In fact one of the top reasons for learning a new language has to do with family. And Immigrant families need no convincing about the value of learning a second language.”
Christine’s story of learning second language has taken a happy twist. Her fiancée, Eugene, has also signed up for another language class at IH Vancouver, he is learning Mandarin. He wants to know what Christine’s grandmother is up to in her kitchen.