10 Recommendations

10 recommendations to successfully raise a bilingual child:

  1. Define who speaks which language with your child
  2. Stick to what you have agreed, don’t mix or change back and forth
  3. Accept deviations to the rule
  4. Take equal care of the strong and the weak language
  5. Be aware of the advantages of a bilingual education, but realize that there are some drawbacks and problems
  6. Realize that you as parents have an outstanding role in the multilingual education
  7. Be prepared that some problems and challenges will arise
  8. Strengthen the language development process by using different tools during the different development phases
  9. Build up a social network in the second language of your child
  10. Don’t give up easy