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Q&A: Three languages and sign language – too much for a two-year old?

Q&A: Three languages and sign language – too much for a two-year old?

  Question Hello Looking for a suggestion for introducing my second languages to my toddler. My husband and I are native English speakers. I was a Spanish teacher for five years, so I speak it well, but I’m definitely missing lots of cultural background and seriously lacking in the nursery rhyme department. I opted to […]

Q&A: How to maintain and support minority languages in a multilingual family?

Q&A: How to maintain and support minority languages in a multilingual family?

Question Hello, I am currently pregnant with our first child and my husband and I are trying to make a family language plan. I am American so my native language is English, but I also know a good amount of French and a few words and phrases in Ewe. My husband is Togolese and speaks […]

Q&A: How to choose  the languages for a trilingual baby in a multilingual family?

Q&A: How to choose the languages for a trilingual baby in a multilingual family?

Question 1 Hi, I found your website and thought perhaps you could help/advise. I am pregnant with my first child and my husband and I are already thinking about what languages to speak after the baby is born. I am English, and I grew up in France so I have two mother tongues, English and […]

Q&A: Bilingual or trilingual baby - how many languages from the start?

Q&A: Bilingual or trilingual baby – how many languages from the start?

Question Hello Family Language Coaches! My husband and I are about to have a baby. We live in Italy. I am native in Serbian, fluent in English and lower intermediate in Italian. He is native Italian, fluent in English, beginner Serbian. We primarily communicate in English and live far from grandparents and relatives (who would, […]

Q&A: How to choose between four or more family languages?

Q&A: How to choose between four or more family languages?

Question Hi, I just found this website while I was looking for an answer to my question on how to introduce a third language to our 18 month-old daughter, who has just started talking in the two languages that her father and I speak to her. Your website looks very interesting and I will also […]

Time and place - T&P as a family language strategy

Time and place – T&P as a family language strategy

When raising a bilingual child, it is always good to plan ahead so that everyone is clear about who is going to speak what language in the family when the new baby arrives. This post is the third post in my series of different approaches parents can take if they decide to bring their child […]