所属 立命館アジア太平洋大学 言語教育センター 職種 准教授
|標題||Keep it Positive: Raising Young Bilingual Learners|
|掲載誌名||The 2019 PanSIG Journal. Roy, D. & Blake, J. (Eds.)|
|出版社・発行元||Japan Association of Language Teachers|
|著者・共著者||Hendricks, S., Johnston, P., Jones, K., Spiri, J.|
|概要||This forum offered diverse viewpoints from five parents raising bilingual or trilingual children in Japan.
They focused on strengthening the parent and child bond through fun and loving language support. During the discussion, questions were asked about their struggles, successes, and efforts to keep language learning a fun and positive experience for parents and children. The forum also covered issues such as public vs. private daycare, the challenge of adding a third language, budgeting for extra costs of
bilingualism, sibling dynamics, biliteracy, extended family relationships, and the use of technology. Forum
participants are all English language lecturers living in Japan and teaching their children Japanese and
English, with one participant adding Dutch and another adding Spanish.