The road to bilingualism

The road to bilingualism

There are many ways to foster bilingualism. There is not one best strategy! To choose the strategy that works best for you and your child, follow the three pillars of harmonious bilingualism. Harmonious bilingualism is based on the importance of well-being for bilingual language acquisition.…

A kaleidoscope of bilinguals

A kaleidoscope of bilinguals

Bilinguals all speak two languages, but how they learned those two languages can vary a lot! The first example of a bilingual child that may come to mind is when one caregiver speaks one language and the other another language. This is called the one-parent-one-language…

Two languages, one vocabulary

Two languages, one vocabulary

One impression that often surfaces in educational settings, like preschool or elementary school, is that multilingual children can seem to have smaller vocabularies than their monolingual peers. However, this is mainly because language abilities are evaluated in just one language. For monolingual children, one language…

Little polyglots

Little polyglots

Some children will be exposed to just one language when they are young, others may be exposed to two, and others even more. How many languages a child is exposed to will depend on her environment. For instance, in a country like Papua New Guinea…