Will This Confuse My 3 Year Old Kid?
Will this help him with learning the language basics at least or will it confuse him?
Dec 21st, 2018 1:44 am
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I would suggest your wife only speaks Tagalog to your daughter and you do the English. If your wife speaks both, I'm afraid your daughter won't want to speak Tagalog because she knows your wife understands English. My 8 yr old used to speak only English before we went to a full French school. Whenever I spoke French to him, he would always reply in English because it was easier. Now he doesn't have much choice with French because they are not allowed to speak English at school.riseagainstthemachine wrote: ↑Dec 21st, 2018 9:13 amI am interested in this as well, sorry to hijack your post OP. if you want me to I will create my own thread.
Our daughter will be learning English from me (and my wife) and Tagalog from my wife (i do not speak it)
what is the best method to learn both?
Dec 28th, 2018 4:16 am
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Dec 28th, 2018 10:58 am
I'm guessing those toddlers lost their first language because it wasn't spoken at home? To this day I speak in my native language with my family. It's just strange speaking to them in English. If fthe native language is spoken exclusively at home there's no way they'll lose it while learning English at school.Poppwl wrote: ↑Dec 28th, 2018 4:16 amI know a bunch of toddlers who lost their first language as soon as they went to school. Originally, they were fluent and can only communicate in their first language but as soon as they went to an all English school, they lost their first language completely.
You really have to reinforce them to practice speaking at home daily after school or else they will be out of practice and not comfortable speaking the language that is not used at school.
Dec 28th, 2018 11:45 am
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Well, I heard from friends that their younger siblings refused to speak the original first language at home after school started. I have also heard from adults who later regretted not practicing with their parents at home when they were young and given every opportunity to but refused and lost the ability to speak the original first language with minimal accent. Those people always sound like a foreigner when they speak their original first language. I have also seen people trying to practice their original first language later in life and it was painful because the people they are practicing on can understand English perfectly. Those people lack vocabulary dramatically and speak with a huge accent.jvnanu wrote: ↑Dec 28th, 2018 10:58 amI'm guessing those toddlers lost their first language because it wasn't spoken at home? To this day I speak in my native language with my family. It's just strange speaking to them in English. If fthe native language is spoken exclusively at home there's no way they'll lose it while learning English at school.
Jan 1st, 2019 3:36 pm
Solution to this is to outright pretend you can't understand the child unless they speak to you in the native language. I remember my brother trying to slip into English and my parents using this method. He speaks the other language fine
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