Teaching Yourself and Your Child a Second Language
- Breadth of the Human Mind
- Cognitive Flexibility
Myths Surrounding Adult and Childhood Bilingualism
- Misinformed Responses to "I'm Teaching my Child my Second Language"
- A Myth is Grounded in the Truth
- But I'm Not a Language Person
- I Won't Have the Time
- What about Post-Partum Depression?
- My Child Will Be Confused
- But I'm Not a Native Speaker!
- My Kid's Already Too Old
- Equal Proficiency is Required in Both Languages
- Two Languages is the Limit
Other Parents Questions and Challenges
Learning Alongside your Child
Methods for Teaching Yourself and Your Child
- Start with Flexible Goals
- One Parent One Language
- Customized Plans Just for You
- Learn from Other Parents
- Talk Early, Talk Often
- Relaxed but Consistent
- Books, Music, and Television
- Others who Speak the Language
- Reading and Writing
- Maintaining Language from Preschool/Elementary Classes
ADD WEB RESOURCES
Confronting the Challenges
- Other Parents in the Same Boat
Share Your Experiences as a...
- Child Growing up Bilingually
- Spouse Who Doesn't Speak the Language
- Friend or Relative Who Doesn't Speak the Language
- Peter Coveney and Roger Highfield. "Frontiers of Complexity. The Search for Order in a Chaotic World," New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1995, p. 279.