Episode 78: The Mother Tongue

Episode 78

3rd October 2012

A couple wants their children to be bilingual, but Dad’s language skills are pretty rusty. Should Mom have to pull most of the weight?

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Matthew and his wife Y want to raise their children to be bilingual in English and in Y’s native language, Vietnamese. Matthew’s Vietnamese is pretty rusty, so he thinks Y should teach him and their children at the same time. Y thinks that Matthew needs to study on his own until he can keep up. Who is right?

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