Bilingualism Matters

For parents

Bilingualism Matters for parents

Are you the parent of a child growing up with two or more languages? Are you a newly arrived family and your children are struggling with English? Are you a monolingual family and you want your children to learn a second language? We can help!

As researchers we know that bilingualism brings several advantages to the social, cognitive, and linguistic abilities of the child. We are also aware, however, that parents worry and wonder about the best way to raise children with more than one language: they often ask about how to use the different languages, how the child may react to bilingualism, how friends and teachers may perceive the bilingualism of the child, what the prospects are as the child grows up, and many more other questions.

Here you will find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about bringing up bilingual children. And here you can browse some webpages with events in the Reading area, meeting opportunities and information about bilingualism and language learning.

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Bilingualism Matters @ Reading

Bilingualism Matters provides training, advice and information on child bilingualism.