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We haven’t done this in a while, so we figured this would be as good a time as any… One of our readers has a question and we’re sure many of you would be able to help… Even though she is not a mami yet, her fiance and her have started thinking about raising their future children bilingual and she has been wondering about a few things. ¡Vamos a ayudarla!

Is my Husband too Old to Learn Spanish?

This question comes from Juliana Reyes who is bilingual and is engaged to a man who only speaks English. “I know this question does not have anything to do with teaching Spanish to my kids but I still need help on this. I am engaged to a wonderful “gringo” that does not speak Spanish at all. I am fluent in both in English and Spanish and I am fine with the fact that he doesn’t speak Spanish. Now that we have been talking about having kids he is becoming more interested on learning Spanish. He doesn’t want to be leaft out of my conversations with our future kids. Are there any resources I can use to teach him Spanish? How do you teach an adult? He is 33 years old, is it too late for him to learn?”

I say it’s never too late for anything. What do you think? I know a lot of you are in similar situations. Have you done anything special to deal with it? Or do monolingual husbands (or wives) just pick up some of the language as their kids grow up bilingual? It’d be great to hear what you have to share!

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