Post by Heather Broster on Aug 25, 2020 1:10:45 GMT 9
I had intended to write this post when I first brought baby E home from the hospital in June but somehow nearly 12 weeks have flown by with barely any time to fit in meals and get the laundry done! Please forgive me.
As I mentioned in my introductory post, "Papa" is speaking to him exclusively in French, I speak to him in Italian when I'm with my husband or alone with him / English when my parents are around, my parents and the community speak to him in English, and Welsh will hopefully enter the mix once he starts school. So far, so good!
Heather, congratulations to you and your husband! Your lovely son no doubt has a very bright multilingual future ahead of him!
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Azeem: Hello everyone. I'm new to this forum, and I'm so glad to be here. I came across this forum reading Adam's book Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability.
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Azeem: I will be a father soonest, and I'm curious about nurturing my child's English and my local dialect 'Yoruba' speaking ability from the start. I live in Germany, where English is a minority language.
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Azeem: I look forward to hearing personal experiences, tips, etc., on making the journey for me fascinating. Thanks.
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Adam Beck: Azeem, welcome! We look forward to learning more about you and your family in your first post at the "Introduce Yourself" board.
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Caro C.: We are expecting our second one... just found out last Thursday... I created a new thread to talk about the inquiries that start to arise on this subject... please visit: bilingualzoo.com/thread/1286/baby-2-oven
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