Multilingual education: This is the right way to do it!
When it comes to multilingual education, parents can do a lot right! After all, giving children the opportunity to express themselves fluently and effortlessly in more than one language is a gift. This ability not only broadens the horizons of the multilingual and helps break down cultural barriers. It can also be rewarded in cash, when career opportunities increase because one speaks the language of an important business partner. Multilingualism is also politically desirable. The European Union pursues the goal that all EU citizens learn two foreign languages so well that they can organize their everyday working lives in these languages.
So there are good reasons for teaching children other languages as early as possible - but please do it properly! Because there are also many pitfalls for parents who let their children grow up multilingual. In a short series, I would like to highlight the most common mistakes -