We are a couple originally from Finland and Brazil, now living in the French speaking part of Canada. When we were expecting our first child and wanted to know how to raise her multilingual, we had lots of questions and were a bit lost. How do we do this?! We spent most of the pregnancy looking for answers, literature and resources about multilingual upbringing. When this research turned out unfruitful, mostly due to the amount of conflicting and confusing information out there, we agreed to do what felt most natural to us; speaking our own languages with our daughter while incorporating two other local languages on top of that. Now we're here, to share our story and hear yours. Join us on this amazing journey!
The Language Experiment is a podcast where we share our journey on multilingual parenting with hopes of helping and encouraging other parents who are looking to raise multilingual children. There will be interviews, practical tips and plenty of real life experiences and perspectives on multilingualism. You’ll discover how we helped our daughter become quadrilingual before the age of three only by reading, singing, playing and spending time outdoors with her. You’ll learn to recognize and critically assess some of the myths surrounding multilingual parenting. You’ll also hear from other parents and learn what worked for them and what didn’t. If you are a parent raising or wanting to raise children with multiple languages, this podcast is a must-listen. Hit subscribe now and join the community!