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Speaking a language other than English

If your first language is not English, it is important that you use your home language with your child. Children need to be exposed to a good model of language- so you should use whichever language you are most competent in. Don't worry about not teaching them to speak English, they will pick up English at school and through other everyday exposure to English, such as on television. See the documents below for more information on bi-lingualism.