You’re raising bilingual kids. Awesome! You’ve got the language lessons down, the kids are building the basics, and you might even be able to have more than a two sentence conversation with them in their second language. But, are letters, sounds, and words really all that a language is? Of course not! Let’s not forget that languages come from cultures
Who doesn’t remember their kind of crazy middle school foreign language teacher? You know who I’m talking about…
That seemingly out-there character who came into French class dressed as a mime (beret and all) or absolutely, positively refused to speak even one word in English all semester long (leaving you totally clueless about what you were learning).
If you’re like most, your primary goal when learning a language is to develop fluency. And fluency can come in a variety of different ways and degrees.
According to the U.S. Department of State , there are five levels of proficiency in a language and since we are talking about fluency…let’s concentrate on the speaking side of things.
Let’s say you’re already sold on the idea of raising your child bilingual. That’s a great first step, but here comes the second and, perhaps, most important step in this endeavor: Hiring a language tutor for your child. - See more at: