So, it's Year 9 options time for DS1, and the choice of which language to take must be made. Sadly DS1 does not take after his Mum in this area, although he is alarmingly like his father in this respect.
He has no interest in Fench and, although he has been learning German for 3 years, the impact it has made on him is pretty minimal.
A radical option would be to start again with Italian in year 10, and see if he fares any better.
I speak both French and German to a resonable standard, but have had almost no exposure to Italian. My impression however, is that it is easier than either of the other two options - straightforward grammar, recognisable vocab, easy pronunciation.
However, the teachers are all saying that French is the easiest of the 3 by far.
Thoughts from anyone able to advise would be most welcome!