Thoughts and tips on raising children to be bilingual and multilingual - mostly from our experiences.
“Children are sponges. She’ll have no problem learning German.” I can’t count how often we have heard this phrase in relation to Miss M. However, the common view that young children are language sponges is not true for all children. Some would argue that it is not true at all when it comes to languages. Despite this fact, foreign language exposure is still important at a young age. We are raising Miss M to be bilingual To recap, I am a native English speaker (Australian) and my husband is German. We live with our nearly 4-year-old daughter in Solingen, Germany. Before she was born, Peter and I decided to raise…
Raising your children to be bilingual or multilingual can set them up for life. Yet it is not always easy. Keeping these five key elements in mind will help to stay motivated.