Multilingualism - an asset not a barrier
The importance of multilinguistic inclusive approach not only makes children and parents feel welcome, but it enhances their sense of individual identity and belonging. At the same time this prepares them to become confident, empathetic global citizens.
Continuing to speak your first language at home, even though the language of instruction at school is English, is so important. Children have exposure to English every day, and they will definitely learn the language, eventually. But if they don’t practice their home languages then there is a risk, that these will fade…
We recently had the opportunity to speak to International Locals about this important topic. Read the full interview here.