Nowadays, knowing several languages can help your child to have a head start in professional careers. It means the opportunity of making international acquaintances and friendships and making travels easier and more enjoyable. Knowing multiple languages will as well allow your child to read literature, the press and information on the Internet in various languages. It will ease the possibility of studying or living in another country. Multilingualism also provides a number of health perks in the form of better concentration or the delay of dementia. A child up to the age of 7 has innate mechanisms that facilitate the process of learning languages. The child learns his mother tongue effortlessly and can learn even a few more foreign languages. Our foundation through its actions wants to support the process of language learning. Why? Because the child does not have to put in any effort, it just plays and to know the world, analyzes and creates in his head their teams. Children do not need to put any effort into this process, they just play and get to know the world, analyze processes around them and make their own representations in their heads. We ? parents, guardians can make the effort to provide the child with a suitable environment, the right amount and quality of stimulation and incentives, which may result in the multilingualism in the future.
We will try to answer these 3 questions:
- why? ? should we support children?s learning and continuing use of the family language or others (non-native multilingualism),
- what? ? can be done to support multilingualism,
- how? ? do we implement real language support so that they learn the family language and retain it.
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