For children, growing up with two or more languages is a great opportunity. That is why it is important to speak the languages of your family with your children in. Talk to your children in the language you are best at. Make rules, which language will be used when and with whom. Your children can thus assign the languages to different persons (e.g. the mother, the father, the grandparents, the kindergarten teachers) or occasions (e.g. a family dinner).
Where can I find courses for my mother tongue?
If you are capable of speaking German it makes your life in Germany easier and is an important step to find a job. Learning German doesn’t mean you should unlearn your own language. Especially children adapt very quickly and could forget the language of their parents. In our globalized world, language skills are a big advantage, which is why it is important to promote them. We provide information on multilingual schools and language courses.
Balancing two languages
Multilingualism is not problematic. On the contrary it promotes the cognitive development of children. Therefore the knowledge of several languages should be supported.