I had the rare opportunity to speak with my sister-in-law last night. She lives in California and for some reason we seem to have a difficult time calling each other due to the 3 hour time difference. Whenever she goes to call me it’s too late, and I tend to call her when she’s working, which doesn’t work!
Anyway, she was telling me about my nephew, who is 9, and how his school is going. He’s in what is known as a dual-immersion program, which means that they speak a mixture of Spanish and English in the classroom. She said that his teacher was shocked at how well he was speaking Spanish, since my sister-in-law and her husband speak no Spanish at home.
This got me to thinking about the Jolie-Pitt family and about what they speak at home. About a year ago or so, Angelina Jolie mentioned in an interview that Maddox Jolie-Pitt spoke excellent French, and that they watched French cartoons and television shows whenever they were in France. Angelina said that she and Brad had to brush up on their French to keep up with him.
Being that the family travels so much, and the children are immersed in such different cultures, I wonder what language they speak when they’re at home! Do you think they speak English? French? Or do you think they speak a mixture of languages?
I think it’s wonderful that the children are being given the opportunity to truly see the world, but I am curious about the little things, like what language they all speak. What language do you think the Jolie-Pitt family speaks when they’re at home?