After weeks of practicing, two of our Odyssey students shared a Chinese tea with us, the result of working during our weekly Genius Hour. Dressed in traditional attire, we enjoyed green tea and some tasty cookies in addition to listening to them converse in Chinese. To my ear, they sounded wonderful! I was very impressed with their determination to learn a foreign language, and Chinese at that, without any help from an adult. They conducted the research on the computer, wrote their own script for the tea, practiced consistently, baked the cookies, brought in the tea, and they shared their knowledge all without assistance. I was impressed! I’m sure they will remember this experience for years to come.
How many languages do you speak? What language would you like to learn, and why?