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How to raise a thriving bilingual child
Raising a bilingual / multilingual child comes very naturally for some parents, especially when all the language input and opportunities are effortlessly available for their children. But this is not the case for many families.
We all know that children acquire languages easily when they are young. This happens if the right conditions are there. These conditions allow them to have a good quality of interaction in the languages they learn. These interactions should be in a way that the children maintain their languages for a lifetime.
Having a language plan is important to raise a balanced and thriving bilingual/multilingual child. It creates many opportunities for your child to hear and use the languages as much as needed.
Creating these opportunities will follow answering questions about how well your child should learn the languages, what language(s) to speak with your child and how often your child needs to hear and use these languages.
WHAT LANGUAGE(S) SHOULD I SPEAK WITH MY CHILD?
HOW TO WORK ON YOUR LANGUAGE CHOICE WITH YOUR BILINGUAL / MULTILINGUAL CHILD
Why do you need a family language strategy and plan?
1) Your child needs to learn more than two languages.
2) Your child does not have many opportunities to hear and speak the minority language outside of the home.
3) Your child is not motivated to speak the language
If your child has one or more of these above conditions, then having a language strategy and plan can work wonders.
You can review your plan again in the future and see if it is still working for your child. fFor instance, after your child starts school, you can revisit and adjust your strategy again.
OUR FAMILY LANGUAGE STRATEGY & PLAN
Set language goals and a family plan to watch your multilingual child thrive.
With this 5-STEP GUIDE:
1. Have an overview of your unique situation
2. Set concrete language goals for your child
3. Answer some important questions to yourself to create a family plan
4. Learn the most common family language strategies and find yours
5. Have a solid action and stop being confused about what to do!