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Old 08-23-2008, 08:03 AM   #3
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Re: Which language to teach in?

I have friends who live in Poland. Both parents are Polish. They wanted their children to be able to speak English. Both parents spoke excellent English. When it came time for the kids to learn how to talk, one parent would speak English and the other would speak Polish. To this day, both kids can speak English and Polish fluently.
I say, since you speak English as your first language, you should speak English to the children and your dh speaks Finnish as his first language, he should speak Finnish to the children. They will be fluent in both languages. As they get older, you can throw in another language if you want. Childrens minds are like sponges. They pick things up very quickly and can adapt very well.
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