• Question: How many languages can you all speak between you?

    Asked by georgieorman to Alyssa, Carolyn, Daniel, Freya, Ioannis, Nadine, Sophie, Suzanne, Wendy on 8 Jan 2018. This question was also asked by neve12.
    • Photo: Sophie Scott

      Sophie Scott answered on 8 Jan 2018:

      I can speak English and I can get by in French.

    • Photo: Nadine Lavan

      Nadine Lavan answered on 8 Jan 2018:

      I speak German and English!

    • Photo: Wendy M. Grossman

      Wendy M. Grossman answered on 8 Jan 2018:

      I used to be fluent in French, somewhat fluent in Spanish, and knew some German, but have forgotten a lot of all three through disuse.

    • Photo: Ioannis Dimitrios Zoulias

      Ioannis Dimitrios Zoulias answered on 8 Jan 2018:

      I speak English and Greek. I have some French and I used to learn Spanish and Mandarin when I was younger.

    • Photo: Carolyn McGettigan

      Carolyn McGettigan answered on 8 Jan 2018:

      English is my native language. I used to be quite good at German and am working on it again (currently reading “Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen”!), and I also learned French in school.

    • Photo: Freya Wilson

      Freya Wilson answered on 9 Jan 2018:

      Like Sophie I can also speak English, and get by in French. I used to be able to do sign language but I can just do basics now. If programming languages count then I can do a few of those!

    • Photo: Alyssa Alcorn

      Alyssa Alcorn answered on 10 Jan 2018:

      English, and can get by in Spanish if nobody hurries me too much! From doing research in special education settings, I also know bits of Makaton (a simplified sign language). Makaton is commonly used with students who are still acquiring verbal language. Often we’ll use the English words and the signs at the same time.