Quadlingual Brother and Sister Talk School and Languages

Q. How long have you been attending ISA?

A. Lars: We started school here when we were 2 years old.

Q. How many languages do you know?

A. Liv: We know four languages. We are fluent in Spanish, French, and English. We also can understand things in Chinese, but are not quite fluent yet.

Q. How long have you been working on learning these languages?

A. Lars: We started French at age two and Spanish at age three. We started learning Chinese when we were either three or four.

Q. What do you want to be when you’re older?

A. Liv: I want to either be a dentist or a veterinarian.

A. Lars: I’m not really sure yet, so I just tell people I want to be a dentist.

Q. I understand that your siblings have been very successful can you tell me a bit about them?

A. Liv: We have two older siblings that attended ISA. Our older brother went to both China and France to translate, and our older sister went to France.

Q. What benefits do you think there are to being bilingual, or in your case quadlingual?

A. Lars: it will open a lot of doors.

A. Liv: It’s pretty amazing to think of all the different people throughout the world that we can speak to. What’s even better is knowing we can do it first hand and natively without a translator.

Q. Are you looking forward to the French Circus that is coming to the school?

A. Lars: OH YEAH! I remember the last time they came. It was so funny.

A. Liv: Yeah I am really excited too. I remember they did this one trick where they pulled a handkerchief out of their mouth but it just kept going and going.

Liv is in the 5th grade and Lars is in the 3rd grade and they both attend International School of Arizona



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