A “French” Experience

Growing up in a multilingual country such as Ghana, it is not uncommon to find the average Ghanaian fluent in at least two languages. One being an indigenous ethnic language and the other English.

Being surrounded by francophone countries,French has become a language that we have come to embrace to maintain the communal spirit within our neighbourhood.

We continue to grow in this area.

Today, my entire household attended a program organised by my younger sister and her French-speaking friends encouraging us to take the bold step of learning the language.

The guest speaker who graced the occasion was phenomenal! Ivana’s nuggets of wisdom shared got us inspired to take the risk, my husband included.

Another inspiration stemmed from the passion shared by my sister and her friends to get us all in the multilingualism mindset. Journeying from different parts of the country, they met with one sole purpose- French.

Sometimes, getting the courage to challenge oneself is tapped from the inner strength that exudes from others.

To crown my already beautiful day, I met my older sister, a dear friend and a cousin at the function and together we encouraged each other to spread the gospel of multilingualism.


6 thoughts on “A “French” Experience

  1. I grew up in a country where it was common for middle and high school students to study 3-4 foreign languages. I’m not saying we were fluent, but at least exposed. Multilingualism has been a strength all my life! And I still am planning to learn more Spanish and Arabic so that I can communicate better with my students and their families! I am glad you had a wonderful day with family, friends, and polyglots!

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  2. “Sometimes, getting the courage to challenge oneself is tapped from the inner strength that exudes from others.”

    Like, for example, when doing a month-long writing challenge and your colleagues give you courage. 😉 One of the many things that amazes me about Ghanaians is that so many can speak 3, 4, even 5 different languages fluently. Keep writing!


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