In this episode, Héctor and Elaine explore some of the questions you might want to consider when raising a child in a bilingual household:
Do you speak your partner’s language?
If not, are you willing to learn?
Do you live near other native speakers of your heritage language?
If you do, you can organise playdates to help with the language learning process. And if you aren’t so lucky, technology can help bridge the gap. A call with a relative can give them more exposure.
Elaine and Héctor also discuss the different opportunities for language learning that present themselves all the way through your child’s young life.