Recently we had a family from Luxembourg staying as guests and we got onto discussing languages.How many languages did they speak. These guys can speak 4 or more languages as second nature.
Our family could converse in German, French, Italian , Luxembourgish, and English. The mum and dad had quite an ethnic mix - half Luxembourg and half German married to a Frenchman.
They first learn German and French followed by English in the first few years at primary school and everyone speaks Luxembourgish. Imagine Kiwi kids being multilingual -Chinese - Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Samoan or Tongan as well as English.
New Zealand to them was" just beautiful - stunning scenery everywhere"