Being multilingual brings many advantages – to the children, to our community, to our economy. However in many cases due to a lack of information, multilingual parents choose to speak to their children in English. Britain remains a very monolingual country where people speaking only one language is regarded as normal.
WFBG aims to support families with bilingual children. Drop-in and play session, guest speakers and other events are all open to members and free to anyone interested in multilingual issues.
By Claire Thomas
Primarily aimed as a practical resource for parents, but also of interest to students and researchers because of its unique content, it includes recollections of and advice on many of the common issues or dilemmas that arise in multilingual families.