Attention Bilingual Parents: Student Needs Assistance

by multilingualmania on April 13, 2010

in Bilingualism

Yesterday a student who is writing a paper about bilingualism posted in our comments section that she needs assistance from people who are raising bilingual children. She is requesting assistance with the following questions:

1. What is the language spoken in your country of residence?
2. How many children do you have? Where were your children born?
3. What language/s do you speak? What language/s does your husband speak?
4. Do you believe in and encourage your children to speak more than one language? Why or why not?
5. Have you tried different methods to teach your children to be multilingual? Which ones?
6. Which method do you think worked better?
7. Many parents just give up because it takes too much work or they do not get support from their friends or husbands/ wives. Did you, at any point, think about giving up?
8. What advice would you give other bilingual parents who might not know how to help their children learn the home language?

If you have a little free time, it would really help her out! Please take the time to answer these questions in the comment section!! Apart from the paper, it would be really interesting to also learn more about you!!

-Melanie

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wenjonggal April 13, 2010 at 10:45 pm

hah! as this notice came in I was just wrapping up posting my responses to this in the comments on the “autism and multilingualism” post. Thanks!

multilingualmania April 13, 2010 at 10:50 pm

Thanks for helping her out!
-Melanie

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