Who taught you the most things? Your Mum or your Dad? Or both at the same time? Are the teaching roles inside the family changing nowadays?
Well, things used to be so different. As babies or little children, we used to spend a lot of time at home with mothers and obviously we would learn from them, but nowadays mothers may be working and we may spend more time with our fathers, with our grandparents, or even at nursery schools.
In northern Europe many mothers, or fathers, may decide to stay at home and raise their children themselves and that would mean that we would go back to square one.
Anyway, children learn their languages from the people that are around them, so sometimes it's the mothers, or the fathers, or grandparents, or the nannies that take care of them! Just before they begin to speak they go through what is called THE SILENT PERIOD, when they just listen and listen without producing anything at all.
Write about how you learned to speak and to do many other things, and about the people who taught you most.
Here are some articles for you to read about all this learning process and even a listening exercise for you to do:
7 Remarkable Things My Mother Taught Me About Life (The Budding Optimist)
Listening exercise to do: Why is it called 'mother tongue'? (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)
Can you lose your native language? (BBC News)
What happens in the brain when you learn a language? (The Guardian)
How do we learn languages? (Brainblogger)