yeah especially if you stick with it... I saw this program on discovery health about infant language acquisition that was totally fascinating... it basically said that you are born with the capacity to understand every language in the world but as your brain matures it creates these "ruts" for languages that you are exposed to early on... in essence, weeding out the other languages that you never hear. So if a baby is exposed to a language early on it will be much easier to learn it.
interesting story... My sister was born in Germany & we had a German "oma" who would babysit us. She would speak German to my sister and my sister would respond (things like "come here" or "put that down" or "where is your bottle?") My sister has never studied German and she cannot speak German.... BUT whenever she hears simple German phrases she can understand them... not translate them into English, but understand the meaning!!!
at 9:46 AM on Sep. 6, 2010