Sunday 30 August 2009

Italy did my grandson the world of good

Well Callum has just returned from a month living in Italy with his aunt and uncle in a small village and boy has he grown up.

Not only can he now speak (with an excellent Italian accent) quite a few words in Italian but he has seen how different life is outside of the UK.

While he was away my first grandchild became a teenager and I am proud of him. He is turning into a great young man who is polite, funny and with a good sense of values. I hope he remains that way.

At school he is learning Spanish and French but I hope the ease in which he took to Italian while living there for a month will encourage him to try a little harder with his lessons and realise how handy it is to learn other languages.

It may be difficult learning languages but it is well worth the effort.

He is already looking forward to going back to Italy next summer to hopefully spend another month taking in the fantastic scenery; way of life and language.

Callum I'm proud of you.

1 comment:

Bigastroandbeyond said...

That is excellent. Far too many Brits are insular in their outlook.There are some like that here in Bigastro.

Learning about how people live in other countries is a great and very rewarding form of education.