Q&A: Is a dual-language school a good choice for a bilingual child to become trilingual?

Q&A: Is a dual-language school a good choice for a bilingual child to become trilingual?

  Question Hello! My wife and I are native Russian speakers living in the United States. Our son is turning five in a few months and will start school. Our home language is 100% Russian. Our son speaks Russian at or slightly below the level of his peers in Russia...

Q&A: How to support a bilingual child’s community language and maintain the family language?

Q&A: How to support a bilingual child’s community language and maintain the family language?

  Question Hello, I have been reading the posts on this site for a while, and they are amazing! Thanks for the effort. I got some questions regarding my son. Background about us: My wife and I were born and raised in Asia, and we're native Mandarin speakers. We...

Q&A: Does a parent “mess up” a 2-year-old’s language development by speaking a non-native language?

Q&A: Does a parent “mess up” a 2-year-old’s language development by speaking a non-native language?

  Question Hello My daughter and son-in-law have four daughters ages 8, 6, 4 and almost 2. "Dad" knows some Italian having lived in Italy a couple of years. He thinks he should have been bilingual with the first three daughters. He speaks only Italian to the...

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...