We’ve really been enjoying reading about everyone’s experiences of studying foreign languages and/or learning them through immersion abroad. But what about languages that we acquire as children? We realised that this is a topic that hasn’t been talked about much on the forum, and so this month we’d be curious to learn whether anyone grew up speaking additional languages through their family or community environment, and also whether anyone has raised bilingual (or multilingual) children and what that experience has been like.
We know that family and childhood are quite personal topics so it’s fine to just share general ideas if you don’t want to reveal too much about your own circumstances. Additionally, you don’t have to come from a multilingual family background to add to the discussion – we're really happy to hear what everyone has to say on the topic, and we’re looking forward to reading all of your thoughts. Keep them coming!