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Some thoughts: firstly, maybe your wife can learn more Hindi. If you teach her Hindi before birth & while the child is there, the child will be exposed to it more second, whenever you are looking after your child alone, speak nothing but Hindi to your child thirdly, see if you can find other native Hindi speakers to expose your child to - a babysitter ...


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Can you carry on a full adult conversation in sign? If so, then yes, you probably could raise a full sign-speech bilingual child (bimodal bilingual). And yes, it has similar benefits to raising a child who is bilingual in two spoken languages. The research I've seen on bimodal bilingual kids has all focused on hearing children with deaf parents, but there's ...


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That's a good strategy to for small kids. The language of the environment (friends, school, TV, games, movies, sports) will win in the long run, so you really don't need to do anything to support this unless you see some unusual problem. Having each parent talk a different language will be good in learning the basics of the spoken language and developing ...


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I can't speak for a tri-lingual case, but I have seen a couple of bilingual parents, English speaking mother, German speaking father, in an English speaking environment, where the parents faced a similar problem. The father only spoke to his kids in German to his kids. They understood everything their father said, but always replied in English. However, ...


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The one parent-one language policy is popular in many advice books on how to raise bilingual children, that said many policies work provided that the child gets enough exposure to each language (ballpark of 20+ hours each) Different language communities have different customs on language switching. In the Philippines, US boarder with Mexico, hipster ...


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I am bilingual and an immigrant too. Assuming you are in an English speaking country like the USA, then I suggest you both speak only English to him in the home. Reason? It is tough to speak two languages equally fluently especially when one is learning both at the same time. Why choose English? As a parent, I am sure you want your child to be on an ...


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I am not qualified to give you a real response as I am not a professional in this field in anyway, but I am bilingual and my mother taught me how she made both my sister and I fluent in both Korean and English. First of all, she made sure only to speak in Korean with me, while I was learning English in an American school. She also made sure that I NEVER ...



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