Typical Questions

How does language develop in children?

Which factors influence language development?

What advantages does a bilingual environment offer children?

Are there certain configurations which facilitate the acquisition of a foreign language?

What disadvantages arise from raising children in a bilingual environment?

Do children have special capacities to absorb more than one language?

Is it true that children brought up in a bilingual environment learn to speak later than their mono-linguistic counterparts?

Is it true that bilingual children develop certain personality structures which differ from the norm?

Can children with handicaps thrive in a multilingual environment?

What is the most important rule in raising bilingual children?

Can older children still acquire a second or third language?

What roll do parents play in the event of a multilingual education?

Which problems are to be confronted by parents when raising children in a bilingual or multilingual environment?

What to do when the child mixes the different languages?

What to do when a child understands one language but speaks in another?

What to do when a child refuses to speak a second or third language?

How can one teach reading and writing?

What recommendation can be made when grammar problems arise?

How can one animate a child to learn a language?

Which institute of formal education is most suitable to a child raised in more than one language?