Bilingual Families

Learning More than One language

Children can learn to use more than one language. They can learn languages at home, at school, or in the community.

Multilingual children develop language skills just as other children do. You will not confuse your child, cause or worsen speech or language problems, or slow down their learning by using your languages with your child. In fact, having a strong foundation in one language supports additional language learning!

However, some children do have speech or language problems that show up in all languages. Contact us if you worry about your child’s speech and language skills.

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