Tip: How to Successfully Raise a Bilingual Child



 

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Living in Canada, many of us speak either one or both official languages. And given the multicultural makeup of our nation, in addition to either French or English, many people speak another language at home. Naturally, we want to pass on our multilingualism to our children, but what are we to do when one parent speaks one language and the other speaks another? Among the number of ways to teach children many languages, a particularly effective method is the following: one parent consistently speaks to the child in only one language, while the other parent converses with the child in the other, enabling the latter to better assimilate to both languages and become fluent in both more rapidly.

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