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Rita Rosenback
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Passionate about languages, children, families = multilingual parenting
Passionate about languages, children, families = multilingual parenting

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Q&A: How many languages can a child acquire in a multilingual family?

  Question Hello, My name is Alexandra, I have a 10-month-old baby and I would like some advice about teaching her multiple languages. I come from Romania, my husband is from Mauritius Island and we live in Germany, but we speak English with each other.…
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Q&A: How to add English as a third language for a 1-year-old?

Question Dear coaches, Thank you for the great website and taking time to help parents. Reading your answers to others’ questions gave me some general ideas about my concerns but still I have some topics in mind to ask you. So first I give a summary of…
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Q&A: How to pass on two similar minority languages?

  Question Hello, I’m currently expecting a child and I am really torn about what language/ languages we should be talking to the baby in once he/she arrives. My husband and I speak English at home, my family speaks Spanish and his speaks Portuguese and…
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Q&A: How to pass on two heritage languages and an additional language to your children

  Question Hello!  My name is Caroline and I am a native English speaker who has since become nearly fluent in Spanish. My husband is a native Korean speaker who speaks English as his second language. I have been studying Korean and am at an intermediate…
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Q&A: Which language(s) should a multilingual mother speak with her child?

  Question Dear Multilingual Parenting team, I am still in my early pregnancy, but like all ambitious mother to be, I’m already considering all kinds of scenarios regarding the baby’s future education. As a multilingual person, which language shall I…
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Q&A: How to help a 7-year-old improve her spoken language skills?

  Question Hi, My 7-year-old was born in Switzerland, but her father and I speak English at home. She has had some exposure to German since birth. She watches tv in German 5 days a week, attended two years of kindergarten and her first year of school in…
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  Question Hi, I have some questions concerning the language acquisition of my yet-to-be-born child. Her dad and I live in France and we always communicate in French, which is dad’s mother tongue and the only language he speaks fluently. We live in a 99%…
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Q&A: How to start speaking your native language after years of using the majority language with your child?

  Question Hello I’m very glad to find this website. I have three years old daughter. Our language is Urdu but we start communicating with our daughter in English. In start it was okay but now we are feeling difficulty to explain things to her in English…
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Q&A: How to encourage and maintain a child’s minority languages?

Question   Hello, I am a Spanish native speaker living in Canada with my Jordanian husband and h little boys aged almost two and five. At home we speak three languages: me Spanish, husband Arabic and all of us English. My husband and I speak English to…
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Q&A: How can a parent switch the language spoken with a toddler?

  Question Hi from Turkey! I have twins, a boy and a girl and we have been speaking in our mother tongue since they were born, and it’s been 20 months. I can speak English fluently and I wonder if I start to speak only in English with them to make them…
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