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The most important thing in bilingual parenting…

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 13 Jan 2021

… is that the child becomes bilingual Twelve years ago, I was thinking about what to study for my PhD. It was definitely going to be about bilingualism. It was going to be in my subject area: sociology of family and migration. It would have to be about learning, as […]

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Why I want to help children speak their parent’s language?

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 13 Jan 2021

I grew up in Finland as monolingually as anybody could. When I was a young woman in 1992 something happened that would mark my life for ever: I took up a job in London where my task was to speak Finnish to bilingual primary school children who “understood Finnish perfectly”, […]

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Language Lost & Found

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Jan 2021

My children just won’t speak Finnish. Especially my younger child, who is now 5, has never spoken Finnish. I speak Finnish to my children while both of them speak English to me. How could I improve this situation? Many parents lose all hope over this experience. This is why so […]

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