Alessia Zannin

Alessia Zannin

Alessia and Martino are both Italian, live in London, and have three children. A handful of their closest friends from Italy live just around the corner. They have access to books, cartoons, and free babysitters. In a way they are living the dream for balancing languages. So how come they have to face challenges, too?

Steph Sharro

Steph Sharro

Steph works, lives, and loves in English. She’s German but has managed to learn cultural references and slowly make the English language her home. Seven years ago she became a mother. How much German can she afford without tipping the scales of her personal language equilibrium?