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Multilingualism, Dos & Don’ts

When living in a multi-cultural country like UAE, dilemmas start haunting parents regarding the choice of language they’re supposed to teach their children. Should they stick to their mother tongue? Add another language or maybe a third? However, sometimes multilingualism is not a choice, it is a necessity. Studies have shown that learning an additional language does not cause confusions or language delay in children. This fact was proven for all children with or without language impairment. However, it is the way we teach an additional language that makes it easier or harder for a child to grasp. The dos and don’ts The don’ts 1. Don’t mix 2,3 languages in the same sentence when communicatin