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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: 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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Q&A: How to prioritise family languages and raise a trilingual child?

  Question Hi, I would like some advice about how to raise our daughter speaking multiple languages. She is only five weeks old but I think we should work out what we’re doing now. We live in an English-speaking country. I am English but also fluent in…
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Q&A: How to convince the next generation to maintain the family language?

Question Hello, I have a question: I have successfully raised my children to be bilingual (English and Spanish) in the United States and couldn’t be more proud of their fluency in speaking, reading and writing. We spoke it at home and they only use…
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Q&A: How to support a trilingual toddler with her family languages?

  Question Hello, We are a Spanish mum and German dad living in England, and our 18-month-old doesn’t speak any words other than “no”. Should we be concerned? My husband and I speak to our girl in our language always, no matter what, it even sounds…
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Q&A: How to maintain a five-year-old’s English when the majority language changes to French?

  Question Hi there, My daughter Ophelia is five years old. She was born in the French Caribbean, I am English, and her father is French. She attended a French nursery until last year and could speak French very well (for a 4-year-old!). She has always…
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