• Speaking two or more languages to a child can “confuse” them, so it’s better only to speak one language.
  • Bilingual children are delayed in learning language compared to peers who only speak one language.
  • People who are bilingual acquire their two or more languages in childhood
  • Children become bilingual just by listening to people around them speak the second language.
  • Suppose your child uses both languages in one sentence. In that case, learning two different languages will confuse them.


  • All children are capable of learning multiple languages, including children with developmental delays and learning disabilities.
  • Bilingualism does NOT cause language delays and can improve children’s abilities to learn new words, identify sounds, and problem-solve.
  • You can become bilingual at any point in your life, whether in childhood or adulthood.
  • Learning a language is an active process that required many opportunities for children to practice communicating with others.
  • Code-switching is a normal part of bilingualism and is not a concern if your child uses two languages in their sentences.
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