P2: [Talking about why they taught their children German] I guess the main reason is that we know that it’s good for their future and gives them more opportunities. It would be easier to not do it. English is much more natural to us. So sometimes we start a sentence in English and realise oops we should actually speak German.
P1: Yes we lack consistency.
Q: What advice would you give other parents in your situation?
P1: Speak German more consistently. Perhaps only German at home.
P2: No maybe that’s not true. Maybe just the travel would be important, or the exposure to the language and the culture. If you have 5-6 weeks there is quite a lot of learning that happens at that time – that is happening naturally.