Helping our future generations learn languages

Bilingual Parents


After researching I came across a bilingual educator named Ana Lomba who is the writer of “Help Young Children Learn Languages“. Lomba took it upon herself to make a blog where she helps parents out with ways they can teach their child a new language. I can relate to Lomba because wanting to be a future educator in the bilingual field, my main concern would be how and what are the best strategies my kids can use to learn the language. What interested me the most about her writing was that she really focused on the parent’s involvement in the child’s education. She stated that the best school help for the child is the education and guidance you give them yourself. A parent is the only one that knows exactly what their child needs and wants. Because the parent knows their child better than anyone else it is easier to come up with ways for them to learn. The best way for them to grasp a language is interacting with others. Separating the time of rehearsal is also crucial, taking it little by little a day is better than hours a day. According to Lomba the best strategy and secret weapon in language learning children are the encouragement and motivations parents give them. The information Lomba posts on her blogs are very essential for my future teaching career because now I can keep in mind these strategies to better help my students learn the language faster and at the same time involve the parents where we can work as a team.