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你们会说你土家里的方言吗 ?

















其实会的  因为方言在小孩子的时候和家里人和本地人交流比较亲切  只是偶尔注意一下普通话就OK了  等长大出门的时候普通话其实也不需要很标准  说的差不多就可以了


My answer is yes . I will definitely teach my children to speak languages that I can speak . But what distubs me is how to teach them effectively  . At first , to learn a language efficiently requires suitable environment and constant practice also  . Obviously , to learn dialect is far more difficult than to learn official languages as there are not many situations to practice. I never worry about their official language . Honestly , you do not have to  arrange any lesson to learn official languages and I believe a favorable environment can do it for your children .This is the right place you are now to learn official language . Every time I taught my kids to speak dialect , my children would resist my speaking and sluggish to speak . It is very hard to master their second language or dialect once they can speak official language to express their emotion and action  . I heard some language experts ever said to learn a new language is a forceful learning curve  . That indicates that you got to force your kids to speak the language they are not familiar with . I am stll attempting to teach my kids to learn second language at this moment and I hope they can be better day after day.



I have never thought of this question. I think I will leave the final choice to my kids. See if they are interested in learning a foreign language or not. If they are not interested, I wouldn't want to force them. Of course I might do something to try to intrigue them in language learning, even if it is a dialect. 


As others have mentioned, dialect (depending on which dialect), the resource can be quite limited. Dialect requires a lot of practice in term of speaking and listening. I speak Fuzhounese and there are resources in Chinese Mandarin for learning Fuzhounese but almost no resource for learning Fuzhounese in English. I started making videos on teaching channel teaching Fuzhounese in English (it was actually a request and I really admire that desire. Maybe someday those videos will help my kids learn Fuzhounese? Haha >.> ) 



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