Recommended Books

There are a range of books on raising your child to be bilingual. Here are a few books that we recommend to parents:

7 Steps to Raising a Bilingual Child

“Steiner’s passion for languages is obvious on every page and instills inspiration in both parents who’ve always planned to raise their children to be bilingual and in those who never considered bilingualism to be an important possibility. Perhaps, with Steiner’s help, the people of the global village will raise the level of discourse and not only will countries be able to speak to each other, they’ll also be able to understand each other.” –“ForeWord Magazine”

The Bilingual Family – A Handbook for Parents

Review by Fishpond.com.au: First published in 1986, The Bilingual Family has provided thousands of parents with the information and advice they need to make informed decisions about what language policy to adopt with their children.

This second edition contains updated references and new entries to the alphabetical reference guide.

Growing up with two languages – A Practical Guide

Review by Fishpond.com.au: This best-selling guide is illustrated by glimpses of bilingual life through interviews with fifty families from around the world. The trials and rewards of life with two languages and cultures are discussed in detail, followed by practical advice on how to support the child’s linguistic development. Features of this second edition include: new and updated Internet resources information on the specific problems facing teenagers, and guidance on how to resolve them new research into language acquisition new and updated first-hand advice and examples throughout.