One Person, One Language (OPOL)

     -     May 8th, 2013   -     Inspiration, Tutorials   -     0 Comments

As the child of a Japanese mother and a Taiwanese father, Tetsu grew up speaking to his parents in their specific native languages. And while he learned English at school, he didn’t speak to his parents in it. As a father now, he continues with that tradition. This allows him to reinforce his children’s language skills regularly.

Tetsu argues the importance of OPOL when raising multilingual children. Failing to do so, switching to a foreign language in your home, will make it harder to reinforce those standards. Without that consistency, it becomes increasingly likely that your children will lose fluency in their native language.


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