Whoever said it was easy being 2?!? How frustrating to be unable to communicate basic wants, needs or feelings. No wonder they call it the “terrible twos”.
I can relate.
Throwing tantrums seems like a reasonable response to me!
Learning language is like reverting back to early childhood. All I hear is gibberish strung together much too quickly in lilting tones. In return the South Sudanese hear gibberish from me. My feeble attempts to speak Arabic sound skewed by a decidedly American accent.
However, we are making progress. We have a fantastic language helper, Khalil. He graciously helps us out 2 hours each morning. Because he is originally from the north his Arabic is really good, a bonus for us. He’s also willing to use the GPA method, a huge deviation from the teaching norm here.
Now we can claim over 250 words in our vocabulary! If you want to know the story of Noah’s ark we can at least name the animals in Arabic 2 by 2!