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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: Is it necessary to arrange additional tuition for a child’s minority language?

Q&A: Is it necessary to arrange additional tuition for a child’s minority language?

  Question Hi, My question is, do you need to set aside time for language lessons either by parents or professional for the minority language? My 3-year-old daughter speaks Spanish (we live in Spain) and English (minority language) and she is well on her way to being bilingual, her English level is above most 3 […]

Multilingual Family with Polish, English, Spanish and ASL in the USA

Multilingual Family with Polish, English, Spanish and ASL in the USA

Welcome the first part of an exciting new series ‘Multilingual Family’, where I interview families from different parts of the world. I have the pleasure to introduce you to the lovely family of Karolina, Oscar and their 2-year-old, gorgeous daughter Natalia. They live in the USA where Karolina and Oscar met after having moved from […]