Is it an advantage to speak more than one language?
Is it true that all bilingual children start to speak later than monolingual children?
Should parents speak their mother tongue at home?
Isn’t it better for parents to speak English instead?
Parents often find their children refuse to speak their first language at home and insist on speaking English. What should they do about this?
Some parents say they are not teaching their child their family's language, because they want them to learn English first.
Some children tell their parents not to speak their language to them in the school playground or in public.
What about children who have speech problems and are seeing speech therapist? Should the parents stop speaking their first language at home and speak only English (even if their English is not very good)?
If a child is growing up with two languages (for example, Cantonese and English) and she sometimes uses English words when speaking Cantonese or vice versa, is she confused?