Parminder, mum of a student, shares why she chose Funjabi Tuition to teach her 10 year old daughter Panjabi.
Why do you feel it's important for your child to learn Panjabi? I have been wanting my daughter to learn Panjabi since she was born. Even being fluent myself, I was unable to even make a dent in her learning.
How did you come across Funjabi Tuition? At the beginning of lockdown, I asked on my social media whether anybody knew of online Panjabi tutors and Funjabi Tuition came up a few times.
Are you happy with the progress she made? My daughter has now been learning for a year and a half and I am so proud of how far she has come. Whereas before she wouldn't even attempt a conversation, she can now ask her grandparents how they are and what they have been up to etc. In recent weeks she has been going around the house singing 'lambran di nau' which makes me so happy in the world of Blackpink and Little Mix!
What's the biggest change you've seen since your daughter started learning Panjabi? There have been many positive changes. We now try to speak more Panjabi at home and she can try and dissect a sentence she hasn't learnt and try to decipher it, not always right but it's a process; and just last week I was watching an Indian film and for the first time, she wanted to watch it with me. She is finding the language much more accessible now.
How would you describe Miss Kiran (Lyall)? I think Kiran is a fabulous teacher who really takes the time to get to know her student, their likes and dislikes, and adapts the lesson to make it more fun. In the initial stages of teaching, even I learnt more about the language and why certain words are what they are!
I would (and do) recommend Funjabi Tuition.