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Frequently Asked Questions

Specialists are unanimous in their opinion: exposing a child to two languages from birth is the best way for the child to become bilingual. In fact, this language exposure can even begin during pregnancy! Read more on this question under the heading Should One Expose a Child to Two Languages From Birth?

If English is the language of communication at home and the language of the majority in the surrounding society, this behaviour is normal. For information and strategies on how to deal with this situation, read the section The Child Responds in English When We Talk to Him in French - What Should We Do?

 

 

 

Mixing languages is quite normal. “Code switching”  is a normal stage of bilingual development that will decrease with age, as the child begins to differentiate between the two sets of language-specific rules and enriches his/her vocabulary. Find out more under the heading Mixing Languages (Code Switching) – Should I be concerned?