Hello language learners! I'm Stephanie. I grew up speaking French and English, in a bilingual home. My Dad grew up in French and my Mom grew up in English. We lived in a city in Ontario that was 70% anglophone and 30% francophone, so both languages were very present everywhere we went. While I would say that our dominant language at home was English (for music, books, TV, etc), my siblings and I attended francophone schools with francophone children. We really had the best of both worlds. I've been a French teacher for over 10 years, first in French immersion public schools (where non-francophone children learn all school subjects in French) and now teaching adults on a military base. Last year - on May 26th, almost exactly a year ago - I started learning Spanish. I jumped right into the deep end and went from nothing to basic conversational skills in about 3 months. My French helped *a lot*, as did the fact that I've spent years teaching adults a second language. I now feel very comfortable in Spanish - I'm not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but I can communicate, read and watch TV shows. This month I started learning Tagalog. It's much tougher than Spanish was, but lots of fun! My husband is a Tagalog-speaker, but I haven't learned more than a handful of words despite the fact that we've lived together for 13 years. He's actually a bit amused at the fact that I'm learning Tagalog. Until 2015, I plan on building up to basic conversational skills in Tagalog, and improving my Spanish through lots and lots of input (as well as weekly Skype chats). I'm not sure if Tagalog is my last language, or if I'll choose to learn a fifth language in the future. We'll see! I look forward to talking languages with all of you!