The first steps to bilingual learning are of course audio immersion - listening comprehension and conversant speaking. But how important is bilingual literacy? Until we spoke with bilingual teacher and dad - Yoshito - we would have thought learning to read in another language might be optional ...
Thinking of building a multilingual family? We loved speaking with this mom of 2 - fluent in both Spanish and English, proficient in Japanese and Korean - to hear her thoughts on raising multilingual kids. We love her approach to multilingualism, one that centers around respect for language and culture ... and books!