Bilingual families: the role of the majority language parent

Bilingual families: the role of the majority language parent

The majority language parent plays an extremely vital part when raising bilingual children. Most post on the topic of bringing up kids to speak more than one language are written with the minority language mum or dad in mind – including the ones on my site. This is of...

Q&A: What if a bilingual child’s majority language is not as advanced as the minority one?

Q&A: What if a bilingual child’s majority language is not as advanced as the minority one?

Question I’m American and speak English to my children (now aged 12 & 9). We live in the Netherlands. My husband is Dutch by birth (and speaks Dutch to them), but his mom is Spanish/Catalan and his dad is Czech/Slovakian (but also speak only Dutch to the kids)....