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Q&A: Should a parent stop speaking a non-native language so that a child does not get an accent?

Q&A: Should a parent stop speaking a non-native language so that a child does not get an accent?

  Question Hello, My family and I live in Iran. We don’t have many bilinguals or multinationals in our country. People know a little English but not very much. I have a daughter, who is 6 years old. I am an English-teacher in my country, too. I teach kids under the age of 7. When […]

Q&A: The majority language parent also speaking a non-native minority language  – recommendations?

Q&A: The majority language parent also speaking a non-native minority language – recommendations?

Question Thank you so much for your website and for the opportunity to ask a question. My French husband and I have a 4-month-old daughter who we would like to raise bilingual in Australia. English is my first language, and my French is average. My husband and I mainly communicate in English although we sometimes […]

Q&A: Can a child become fluent in a language after the age of six or seven?

Q&A: Can a child become fluent in a language after the age of six or seven?

Question Hi Rita We’re a monolingual (Spanish) couple living in Spain. Nevertheless, we’re are raising our 4-year-old daughter multilingual. I always speak English to her and to my husband. But I speak French to her one hour a day. My husband speaks Spanish to her and to me, and one hour a day, he speaks […]

Q&A: Bilingual homeschooling – how to successfully integrate more than one language?

Q&A: Bilingual homeschooling – how to successfully integrate more than one language?

Question Dear Multilingual Parenting, I have been following your Facebook page for a while and I have really enjoyed the articles that you post. I may not have read all of them, but I have saved most for later when I find time. I am contacting you to seek some advice or possible resources to […]

Q&A: How to teach a non-native language (English) to a toddler

Q&A: How to teach a non-native language (English) to a toddler

Question Hello, I am from Poland and the father of a 20 months old daughter. For me and my wife out mother tongue is Polish. I caught up an idea to introduce another language to my child from TV cartoons … let me explain. Here in Poland in national television, there is a national program […]

Bilinguals and accents

Bilinguals and accents

Should you be able to speak a language without an accent to call yourself bilingual? Can you acquire a native-like accent in a language you learn later in life? Do others guess where your accent is from? Does it really matter? Do you care? I have recently discussed accents with a few different people, some […]