My name is Lily and I am a creative and successful teacher with Qualified Teacher Status. With almost a decade’s experience of teaching Modern Foreign Languages to adults and children in the UK, Belgium, France and Spain, multilingual education has become a way of life for me. I grew up in a bilingual French/Spanish household both in Belgium (Brussels) and Spain (Santander), and my partner is British – our son is himself being raised to be trilingual.
After the birth of our son, I have become more and more interested in multilingual education for little ones, and convinced of its efficiency. I then decided to join Lingotot to share this exciting journey with more families and children!
All research into language development shows that in the first years of life children “learn” (or acquire) different languages with very little effort. In fact, with the right amount of exposure they can acquire a second language almost in a mother-tongue-way, far faster than any adult. Therefore, giving children the opportunity to learn a second language early in life seems to be nothing but beneficial for them.