Learning Two Languages[en Español] Anyone can learn a new language. Some people find it easier than others, but all of us can do it. People who can use two languages are bilingual. Children can learn to be bilingual. Speaking two languages is like any other skill. How do I teach my child to be bilingual? There are a number of ways to teach children to speak more than one language. Use two languages from the start. Will learning two languages cause speech or language problems? No. What should I expect when my child learns more than one language? Every bilingual child is unique. Like other children, most bilingual children speak their first words by the time they are 1 year old (e.g., "mama" or "dada"). What resources can I use to help my child be bilingual? Books. Audiotapes and CDs. Videotapes and DVDs. Language programs. If my child is having trouble communicating, should we use only one language? In this case, it's best to talk to your child in the language you're most comfortable with.
: Quick and Dirty Tips ™Mignon Fogarty is the founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips network and creator of Grammar Girl, which has been named one of Writer's Digest's 101 best websites for writers multiple times. The Grammar Girl podcast has also won Best Education Podcast multiple times in the Podcast Awards, and Mignon is an inductee in the Podcasting Hall of Fame. Mignon is the author of the New York Times best-seller "Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing" and six other books on writing. Mignon believes that learning is fun, and the vast rules of grammar are wonderful fodder for lifelong study. Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing. To book a lecture event with Mignon Fogarty for your company or organization, contact Macmillan Speakers. Follow Mignon on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. Awards Media The Oprah Winfrey Show, Grammar Girl Fixes Common Mistakes, March 2007 New York Times, Book Not Ready for Print? Los Angeles Times "Helpful.