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    Gwyneth Paltrow: I Don't Let My Kids Watch English-Language TV

    Oh, Gwynnie, Gwynnie, get over yourself.

    http://www.hollywire.com/2012/09/gwy...tch-tv-english
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    Maybe they should watch soaps on Univision, then.

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    Maybe she should not let herself give interviews in English. Actually, maybe she shouldn't let herself out of the house.
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    Maybe she's thinking that if they don't watch English TV, they'll never learn what a ridiculous name "Apple" is for a child ...

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    Shame, a bunch of scientists in my lab got into biology because of David Attenborough's (English language) nature documentaries.

    I guess her kids won't be curing cancer.

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    She feels the need for her children to learn a language other then English?

    WHERE IS MY TAR!!!!

    WHERE ARE MY FEATHERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Learning another language does not require banning television in their native language; they could watch both. And you can't deny that Gwyneth's pretentiousness is well-documented and may very well be her motive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    She feels the need for her children to learn a language other then English?

    WHERE IS MY TAR!!!!

    WHERE ARE MY FEATHERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I agree. Go Gwyneth!

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    That's not a bad idea though. What a great way for kids to learn a foreign language, outside of actually living in the foreign country. Easy way to get the foreign language requirement once they're in college.

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    Just because it's not in English doesn't make it better. Pretentious twit.

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    There are people here who prefer to watch figure skating with non-English commentators because since they don't understand what they're saying they can't get angry.

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    If no one watched English language movies her career would plummet.
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    Even in English I think her career should plummet.

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    But of course she has no problem getting a paycheck acting on a TV show - in English.
    Never mess with a geocacher. We know the best places to hide a body....

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    The article does not say she doesn't let her kids watch English-speaking TV.

    I am surprised that she lets her kids watch TV at all .
    "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."-- Albert Einstein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prancer View Post
    The article does not say she doesn't let her kids watch English-speaking TV.
    That's what I took from this:

    "I only let them watch TV in French or Spanish," she said to InStyle magazine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by orbitz View Post
    That's not a bad idea though. What a great way for kids to learn a foreign language, outside of actually living in the foreign country. Easy way to get the foreign language requirement once they're in college.
    I watched several years' worth of kiddie shows in French when I was growing up. Knowing how to count to 10 and sing nursery rhymes in another language isn't going to get you anywhere close to passing any college-level language class.
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    I think it's great to have kids watch TV in another language - but it's just the way she comes across. It's irritating.
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    ETA: Well, crap. Wrong thread. So, uhm, I liked Emma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milanessa View Post
    That's what I took from this:
    Maybe so. But frankly, that doesn't make sense to me by itself. They aren't going to learn much watching TV in one other language, much less in two.

    I do think I read somewhere that she has a nanny who speaks nothing but French to the kids? Yes? No? In that case, having them watch French TV would make sense. But why Spanish?
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