My boys started learning Spanish today via Rosetta Stone, and it's a whole new world as far as my oldest is concerned. He's randomly spouting off with mini Spanish sentences depending upon what is going on at any given moment.
He told his Hispanic dentist and the hygenist today that he'd started learning Spanish, and they told him that when he came back in six months they expected him to be able to speak fluently. He said, "But will you understand me?" They will. Then on the way out, the Hispanic receptionist told him she would be quizzing him when he came back for a visit. I said, "Go ahead and try it now," knowing he'd love it. She rattled something off that I couldn't catch with three high-school years of Spanish under my belt, I think maybe, "Do you understand this?" or something. His response?
Mujer! (Translation: Woman!)
I think I might need to follow the course along with him, because he's just the type to start saying things in Spanish, thinking I won't understand. And as a mom, I live for those 'Gotcha!' moments.
* From every classroom Spanish tape I ever had to listen to: 'Listos? Vamos a empezar!' translates to 'Ready? We are going to begin!' And yes, I know I'm missing that upside down question mark before 'Listos'.