I have spent so much time researching how to teach a child a second language. I’ve questioned tons of family’s that are also trying (and succeeding) at raising their kids bilingually. What I’ve realized is that everyone does it differently. There really is no right way. I think the key is just picking a method and sticking with it. I’ve even seen parents where neither of them speak the language and they are successful!
Here are the most popular methods I have seen:
1. Monolingual home
- scenario A- parents speak minority language at home and child learns English at school
- scenario B- parents speak English at home and child learns minority at an immersion school