Question Hello, I have a question regarding raising a trilingual child. I was raised bilingual by my German father and English mother. I grew up in Germany but have spent a substantial amount of time living in the UK also. My husband is French and we live in France with our 17-month-old daughter. I am […]
This is the time of year when we are all encouraged to make resolutions to improve different aspects of our lives. As parents of bilingual kids we are no exception to the expectation of making promises to change our behaviour to ensure that our children grow up to be bilingual. However, apparently only 8% of all […]
Q&A: Choosing the family language strategy after a move: when the minority language becomes the majority one.
Question Dear Rita, Thank you for your wealth of knowledge and great posts! So far bilingual has been easy, since both my husband and I are German and we live in Texas. We both speak our native German with our almost 2-year-old daughter and with each other. She learnt and spoke the majority language English […]
Question Hello, My name is Roberta and I have only recently found out about your website and signed up to the newsletter and I’m hoping you can help with a query I have. I’m Italian and my husband is English and we live in England together we our 6-month-old son. He will grow up here […]
Question Hello! My name is Lucia. My American husband and I live in Gijon, a little city in the north of Spain. Right now we are pregnant and we starting thinking which is the best plan to raise our baby bilingually. We have a doubt between two ideas. One, I can always speak Spanish […]
Question Hi, I’m currently pregnant but have started questioning so many things about my kids already. Me and my husband both are from India settled in US. My parents do not understand English and can speak only in native language. I would like my kids to learn and write my native language so they can […]
Q&A: To support the minority language after a move, should you change the language you speak with your child?
Question Hello, I would like your advice on what language to speak to my son. I am bilingual (English and Greek) and my husband is Greek and we were brought up in Greece. We have decided from the beginning that I would only speak English to our son and my husband would only speak Greek. […]
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: Speaking a non-native language with your child – how to plan it and what to speak when family is around?
Question Dear sir or madam, my wife and I are both Czechs living in Czech Republic. Now we have 3-month-old son and I want to rise him bilingual, Czech and English. I speak fluent English, but as you can read, not really perfect. I lived in US for a while and have a diploma from […]
Question Hi I am after some advice. We as a family are bilingual. I am British, my husband is Brazilian and we live in Finland. My 4-year-old daughter has never had a speech delay, if not amazingly speaking earlier than the normal. It’s like she was born to be good with languages. She speaks all […]