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Updated by Nadine Bailey on Feb 26, 2014
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Supporting Mother Tongue at Home from Primary to IB

Here is a list of commonly asked questions about supporting mother tongue. Please feel free to add your own.

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Language delay

Language delay

My son is behind his peers in writing and spelling. Is this because we don't speak English at home? Will he catch up or is it going to be an ongoing problem?

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Should lessons be formal classes?

Should lessons be formal classes?

Should I enrol child my class in formal classes for mother tongue instruction or can I just teach them at home

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Shouldn't I speak to my child in English at home?

Shouldn't I speak to my child in English at home?

My child is weak in English shouldn't I just speak English to them and make sure they're reading English books and watching English movies?

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What aspect of mother tongue is the most difficult to maintain?

What aspect of mother tongue is the most difficult to maintain?

We have limited time at home to spend on the mother tongue, what should my priority be? Reading, writing, spelling, grammar?

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Language confusion!

Language confusion!

My 5 year old starts a sentence in English and then puts in words from French and mixes up the sentence order. Should I be worried?

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How do I support my child with learning ESL?

How do I support my child with learning ESL?
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How do I support my child with maintaining his/her mother tongue?

How do I support my child with maintaining his/her mother tongue?
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Why maintain the mother tongue?

Why maintain the mother tongue?
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Won't maintaining the mother tongue slow down the process of learning English?/confuse my child?

Won't maintaining the mother tongue slow down the process of learning English?/confuse my child?
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How do I make mother tongue learning fun for my child?

How do I make mother tongue learning fun for my child?
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What if my child rejects our mother tongue?

What if my child rejects our mother tongue?
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Accent

Accent

My child is being teased about his accent in English. How can we change this?