How to raise a child who is a bilingual???
This year, we are happy to welcome a newborn. He is a American- Vietnamese. He is 6 months old now. Have you ever thought that he will speak both languages fluently? The thing we concern is that he does not answer in Vietnamese intentionally when we ask him questions in Vietnamese. Instead, he spontaneously talks to us in English because he was born and raised in the U.S. One day, he will go to school with a lot of friends who speak English as a mean of communication in the society. The best way we can think of now is that when he says something in English, we ignore to answer so that he will actually knows which language he needs to utilize. The second thing that springs to our mind is that we try to spend our spare time teaching me Vietnamese. It is not a bias or favoritism toward either Vietnamese or English. We just honestly want the kid to be fluent in his mother tongue because the more language he speaks, the more job opportunity he could have. No matter what his decision is, we are glad to support him.