Parents speak to their children in Polish, they respond in English. They fully understand what is said to them, but do not want to reply in the same language. It comes as no surprise – the English language is better known to them than Polish, which is spoken only by their parents and their friends.
However, most of the Polish parents living abroad could not imagine that their child wouldn’t be able to speak Polish. They send their children to Polish Saturday schools or to their Polish family for holidays, while they also often teach their children their mother tongue by reading books together or watching Polish movies.
As a part of the campaign “We speak Polish at home!” in Polish media there are lots of articles, interviews, speeches from parents, teachers and authorities of many different areas on the subject. On DobraPolskaSzkola.com, Facebook, YouTube and websites of media partners, you can find interviews with Polish parents and teachers.
Join us and speak Polish at home!