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OK . .. .<br><br>
So we know we want to use Rosetta Stone.<br><br>
And we have narrowed it down to Russian or Greek.<br>
Both of these are somewhat culturally significant to us but neither directly.<br>
I know native speakers of both who could (for the right incentive) tutor my children.<br>
They will hear significant amounts of Greek every week and perhaps several times a week in their daily lives.<br>
There may also be more opportunities to study Greek in a formal way coming.<br>
If they choose to sing in the church choir knowing Greek would be a definite plus. If they change churches Russian could be just as important though.<br>
Culturally speaking though we are much more interested in Russian and more likely to travel there and it just sounds more fun.<br>
And I am exposed to the Russian language on an almost daily basis and would have lots of opportunity to practice with native speakers. but my children wouldn't.<br>
time and money dictates that we can't do both and must choose one (for now anyway <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> )<br><br><br>
So do you think one has more benefits to than the other?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">learning another language is so fun <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Both would be ideal! But if I had to choose one it would be Russian. That is only because I love the language and took it in highschool and college.<br><br>
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Do you speak Russian? As you are exposed daily to Russian, would you be comfortable holding conversations with your children in Russian? Are you all learning the language together?<br><br>
I think that since your family is much more interested in Russian, you should study Russian. You are more likely to stick with a language you love. And the language learning process will be easier for you if you are exposed to more, and then you can speak more with your children. And more people around the world speak Russian than Greek.<br><br>
Plus, I think it's great to have exposure to many languages, and since you will be hearing Greek regardless, Russian seems like a good choice.
 

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Coming back to this when I am not as rushed. If I am reading this correct, you said they are exposed to and will here more Greek, more regularly. If that is the case I would study Russian and pick up Greek from exposure. Even if they don't speak it yet the exposure will make learning it later much easier.<br><br>
I hope that made sense.<br><br>
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Both languages are AWESOME (I speak neither but love the sound of 'em)...I have wanted to learn to speak Russian since I was 13! Based on what you said, though, I'm picking Greek.
 
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