Saturday, April 07, 2007
The website Bilingualisme--Multilingual Families, written by a family that has lived on three continents, offers advice for parents who are non-native speakers of the language they are teaching their children. Their practical, logical tips include labeling objects in your house, turning electronics to their French menus/soundtracks (like your cell phone and the GPS navigation in your car), sharing lively websites with your children (they recommend several sites in French in particular), buying books and materials designed for native speakers of the language (rather than those written to children who are learning it as a second or foreign language), and more. The website also offers links to pages that can help the parents improve their fluency in the target language. Check it out!