Turkish woman learns English at age 52 for her Finnish daughter-in-law
ANKARA- Anatolia News Agency
Önsoy attends English courses to communicate with her foreign daughter in law. AA photoAnkara local Kezban Önsoy began learning English at age 52 in order to communicate with her Finnish daughter in law.
Önsoy, who has three children, is attending the course at the Altındağ Municipality İshak Ağa Women’s Education and Culture Center. She said that her 32 year old son got engaged with a Finnish girl who he had been talking to for three years on the Internet, and that they were planning to hold the wedding in June.
She said they had hosted the girl and her family in Turkey but they had problems because of the language problem. “This is why I have to learn English and attend the course.”
Önsoy said that English was her best lesson in high school and felt regretful about not speaking it well: “It is very hard now. I repeat words all the time but I don’t remember later on.”
Despite this difficulty, she was able to speak with the girl and her family during their second visit to Istanbul.