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Subject: How can I teach my language to my 7 year old step daughter?
Question: Hello, I have a girlfriend since 2.5 years and she has a daughter. They are russian, but we live in a french speaking country, so the kid speaks both. At first I started speaking french to her(which I don't really know well). As time passed I learned french a bit better. But now we became more like a family, and I want to start speaking my own language (turkish) to her, so that she learns it. I had few tries, but she mostly rejected, and complained (because she knows I speak french). How should I approach to this subject? Are there any studies on this, that I can read about? Is 7 too late? Should I just be insistent on speaking Turkish?
From: Cem Yilar
Date: 15-Sep-2012
Replies:
  1. Re: How can I teach my language to my 7 year old step daughter?    Geoffrey Richard Sampson     (17-Sep-2012)
  2. Re: How can I teach my language to my 7 year old step daughter?    Anthea Fraser Gupta     (22-Sep-2012)
  3. Re: How can I teach my language to my 7 year old step daughter?    Madalena Cruz-Ferreira     (17-Sep-2012)

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