We asked trilingual children and their mums to talk to us in all the languages they can speak. In this video, you can see how the children switch from one language to another, depending on what they hear.
Perhaps you’ve heard of the OPOL (One Parent One Language) method where each of the parents speaks with the children their heritage language. This approach is commonly used with multilingual families.
Imagine what a child can do in life if he/she can speak two or three languages? Be an international pilot? a foreign correspondent? work for the United Nations? an international sales manager? become a diplomat? become the CEO of a corporation based in Germany, China, or Poland? Why not?
In this interview, a mum of multilingual children who learn English, Polish, and Italian at the same time shares her experience in raising multilingual children.