Q&A: For our child, should we maintain a heritage language or go for the easier option?

Q&A: For our child, should we maintain a heritage language or go for the easier option?

Question Dear Family Language Coaches, My first son will soon be born and my husband and I have to make the difficult decision which languages to speak with him. I am German and we are living in Germany. So one of his languages will definitely be German. My husband’s...

Q&A: Motivating a child to use minority language & using different languages with siblings

Q&A: Motivating a child to use minority language & using different languages with siblings

Question My daughter is 2.5 yrs. I have only spoken to her in Spanish her whole life (we live in the US) her mother, a stay-at-home mom, only speaks English. If I press her, she will speak in Spanish, but she always responds in English unless I refuse to listen unless...