Q&A: How to start speaking your native language after years of using the majority language with your child?

Q&A: How to start speaking your native language after years of using the majority language with your child?

  Question Hello I'm very glad to find this website. I have three years old daughter. Our language is Urdu but we start communicating with our daughter in English. In start it was okay but now we are feeling difficulty to explain things to her in English as she...

Q&A: How to encourage a child’s minority languages and arrange language exposure?

Q&A: How to encourage a child’s minority languages and arrange language exposure?

Question   Hello, I am a Spanish native speaker living in Canada with my Jordanian husband and h little boys aged almost two and five. At home we speak three languages: me Spanish, husband Arabic and all of us English. My husband and I speak English to each...

Q&A: How to support a trilingual toddler with her family languages?

Q&A: How to support a trilingual toddler with her family languages?

  Question Hello, We are a Spanish mum and German dad living in England, and our 18-month-old doesn't speak any words other than "no". Should we be concerned? My husband and I speak to our girl in our language always, no matter what, it even sounds strange to...