Bilingual Class Introduction
Hello, everyone. Andi. I thought I'd prepare my first light. Slightly Multilingual. I could have any bilingual early on. It's unfortunate that that sign that should have to the character should be up there. But, hey, uh, as I said before, we all make mistakes on. It's all about just using the language. And this is also a very relevant topic because we're talking about Hey, we're talking about using more than one language in a specific situation on the situation that we have in this class is talking about how to raise a child your child on in two languages. Andi. Therefore, this could also apply to a multi lingual setting. It doesn't have to be restricted to two languages. However, the main focus on today's class will be on raising a child in two different languages. So I'd like to provide you first of all a with a slight, a brief introduction toe, but myself, Lily already presented me or introduce me briefly, but I'd like to also expand on that and to explain why this topic is so speci...
al to me. Why it's particularly important, not just personally, but also and for my work on Guy was born in England. I was fortunate enough, and I consider myself to be fortunate to be raised in a bilingual environment, which isn't something that you would maybe consider to be that normal in England. Onda were not that well known for throughout the world for speaking more than one language I admit on. Fortunately, I was raised in an environment where two languages were used, So this is something that's very personal to me as well. I have personal experience. I have a background in this on as a linguist. It's something that someone that in my role is language Ambassador for Bubble, where a aim to transmit the joy on the pleasure like learning languages, brings us all on. Did in this case is a very particular, very special topic because we're talking about giving a child a younger person and what younger person than ourselves the ability from day one to speak another language for several different reasons. And as a linguist, it's also something that I am very interested in researching in not only in a bilingual child context but also in societal context. Andi therefore like to start by providing a brief summary of the aims and objectives that we will be going for in this class on this class is primarily aimed people at anyone and anyone and everyone who has knowledge of another language and is interested in bilingualism per se. It's also aimed at people that are thinking about learning another language, perhaps, or at least wanting their Children to do so. And we will discover the scenarios and situations in which bilingualism occurs. Naturally, Andi and I would say, staged. But Theo emphases always here, is on creating a a somewhat natural atmosphere. And we'll also be looking how to create a bilingual environment for your child. And you might have picked up on the be saying your child. I'd also like to stress that it doesn't have to be your child. It could be your grandchild. It could be the Children of your of a friend of yours that's very dear to you. And you've been in contact with the parents or the parent and the the 50 You've discussed this. But this is something we'll be looking up at a later stage in the class. Andi, the aim, At least the objective here is to put you on the right track with the right amount of information, with techniques and tips that you yourselves can take away with you and to ensure that the child that you will be raising bilingual E not only becomes bilingual but also stays bilingual because we also have Teoh understand that bilingualism, as we will see, is a lifelong process is the lifelong engagement in and with two languages.