Chris Hemsworth's wife has ordered him to improve his Spanish.

The 'Snow White and the Huntsman' actor's Madrid-born spouse Elsa Pataky has vowed to only speak to their baby daughter India - who was born earlier this month - in her native language, so thinks her husband should work harder at his linguistic skills so he doesn't get left behind.

She joked: ''I'm only going to speak to the baby in Spanish, I already told my husband, 'Get ready fast with Spanish because if not, you're not going to be able to understand what we say!''

Despite the language problem, Elsa previously revealed she was very confident her husband would be a good father.

She said: ''He's the person I feel closest to and we understand each other very well. And then I see him as a great dad - it's important to know if the person you're with will be good at parenthood.

''Chris is very good with kids. His older brother has two little girls and a third on the way. We always spend our holidays together and it's lovely to watch him with his nieces. I was mesmerised by it. He's going to make a great dad.''