trilingual

How can one parent pass on two languages? – Parents Article

Question Hello, My question is the following. I speak English, my husband speaks Russian, Hebrew and English. We would like to be able to give our daughter as many languages as possible. Is there a best way for one partner to teach two languages to the baby? (Also, my husband travels a lot, so at least from when she is one, he will be away for stretches of time during the year.) Russian is the most important to us because…

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three in the family and a fourth in nursery – would it work? – Parents Article

  Question Hi, I have a 5-month-old boy to whom I speak Swedish (my mother tongue). We live in Scotland and my husband speaks English to him. We can sort out this bilingual equation, as I consistently speak Swedish to him and sing/read/listen to music and will mostly watch TV programmes in Swedish, and travel to Finland, where he will be exposed to Swedish (and Finnish, my other home language). What I do not know is how to include Finnish…

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How to maintain two family languages for a trilingual child in an English-speaking environment? – Parents Article

  Question Hello, I am a Spanish-speaker, my husband is a German-speaker and we live in England. Our three-year-old speaks very fluently both Spanish and German. She is remarkably good in both; I would say at least as good as children being raised with just one language. Her English is getting better but much more slowly and less fluent, since she doesn’t watch television (we don’t own one). She sometimes watches Netflix, and only things in both Spanish and German.…

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Choosing the home and daycare languages for a baby in a trilingual environment – Parents Article

  Question Hello, and thank you for all the useful info on this website. My question is on how to approach raising a baby in a foreign country, exposing him to three languages, and if talking to him in my non-native language or not. I found many relevant discussions already, but none addressing our specific case. Both me and my wife are native Italian speakers. We just moved with our 3-month-old baby to Amsterdam, where Dutch is the local language,…

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Raising Trilingual Kids In A Multicultural Family – Parenting Twins Article

Hi! It’s us – Jolanta and Eric. I am a Latvian girl with Russian bloods, Eric is French. Very often I receive messages from very confused people who want to know more about the languages that we speak in our multicultural family, and how we communicate with our children. Though, our girls are not big talkers yet, there are some rules that we follow to teach them as many languages as we know. I never understood why a parent who’s…

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