Is anyone teaching their children their country's native language?
Lindsey - posted on 07/16/2010
I've heard that when you teach a child 2 languages during their early development, they pick it up faster, but not without speech problems in their primary language (this would be in English). I have heard they don't start talking as early. What are your thoughts on this?
Tara - posted on 07/15/2010
We expose our four year old to Korean cartoons and some very basic vocabulary. He definitely processes Korean differently than other foreign languages. When his cartoon accidentally came on in Spanish we were told it "sounds funny." And he was only ten months old when he came home! Neither of us speaks much Korean, but we want him to have as much exposure to the language as possible.
Takaoiya - posted on 11/28/2009
even though im inside japan and adopted my older girl who i adopted at age 6 she did not know japanese, i started teaching her as soon as she was comfertable at our house and with me, but in our case it was more needed than wanted
Gina - posted on 09/07/2009
We adopted our Chinese daughter just shy of turning 10 months old. We've been teaching her a little bit on our own since then and started her in Chinese class once a week when she was 20 months old. She's now 25 months old, and we just started having a Chinese babysitter watch her. She still displays some anxiety around older native Chinese women, so we're having a young Chinese college student watch her.
Renee - posted on 09/07/2009
My Aabesh spoke Bengali very fluently at 3 1/2. I do want him to relearn it and for me to learn it.He still asks for water,fish and rice in Bengali.He always tell me I love you in Bengali as well.If I had adopted him as an infant I would have started exposing him early.
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