Who is bilingual?
In this section we will learn :
• How children become bilingual or multilingual
• How to collect information about a child’s linguistic history
• Some of the widespread myths about bilingualism and how to boost them
As you heard in the video: A child will experience each of their languages in ways distinctive to their personality, identity, and day-to-day interactions.
Language is not just a skill but an emotional part of one’s identity, and some parents raising a child to be bilingual experience challenges associated with self-confidence and with the fear of failing to transmit their language and culture. Parents will trust your professional judgment, as they know you have experience and knowledge of child development. It is essential that everyone who cares for the child in the setting is informed about the linguistic history of the child and provides advice based on evidence.