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209, 2013

Top Myths about raising Bilingual/multilingual children

By |September 2nd, 2013|Tips|Comments Off on Top Myths about raising Bilingual/multilingual children

We get many questions from parents during our information sessions, because the list of myths regarding second and third language acquisition is long. Hopefully this helps to dispel some of the bad press of additional language learning specifically in children.

Myth 1: Bilingual children start to speak later than monolinguals. There is no scientific evidence supporting this. Bilinguals and monolinguals share the same window for normal development

Myth 2: Bilinguals start school behind monolinguals and they never catch up. In fact, bilingual children tend to have faster growth curves than monolingual children

Myth 3: Young children soak up languages like sponges. Children seem to have an […]

209, 2013

What to take with you on your Multilingual journey?

By |September 2nd, 2013|Tips|Comments Off on What to take with you on your Multilingual journey?

Here at LinguaMites, we are partnering with several families in their journey towards raising multilingual children. Together, we all believe in the benefits, although none of us are in denial about the deliberate path we’ve set for ourselves and our families. We realise that there is a long road to walk to get where we want our children to be. On the multilingualliving.com website, a comparison is made between the journey we are on as parents of multilingual children, to that of going on a camping trip. I thought this was a brilliant analogy for understanding the terrain ahead and […]

109, 2013

The Perfect Language Tutor Is In Your Home Already

By |September 1st, 2013|Tips|Comments Off on The Perfect Language Tutor Is In Your Home Already

Have you ever wondered how different life in South Africa would be if you spoke one of the other nine official languages (i.e. one of the indigenous languages spoken by the majority of the population)? It might be too late for you, but it is not too late for your children, and the ideal language tutor for your children could already be working in your home. Your domestic worker could be the magical wardrobe that introduces your children to an entire new world; one that you can scarcely imagine. Young children are able to learn languages in a way that […]