90 Percent in Spanish

My sixth grader is in a Spanish class where the teacher conducts 90 percent of class in Spanish, and the students are expected to aim for the same. He seems to be enjoying the challenge and often blurts out what he wants or what he did at school en Español.

There’s only one problem.

He says things like “Moi no comprendo!” and “Moi tengo hambre!” and “Moi gusto futbol!”

So we had to let him know that “moi” is “me”, not “I” and, more importantly…. French.


“It’s not Spanish. It’s French.”

But it’s so fun to say!”

Too bad you can’t get points for enthusiasm.