How Do you Make your Kid Bilingual? | 65 Degrees North | Finland |
It’s a question that many expat parents want an answer to. 65DN sets out to find it.
Research in Finland, mainly by Swedish-speaking researchers in whose community there is increasingly bilingualism, seems to indicate that Oliver is doing something right.

‘I recommend that the parent from the foreign country always speaks in his own language,’ explains Dr Catherine Lojander-Visapää, an expert on bilingualism at Åbo Åkademi. As far as Dr Lojander-Visapää is concered even trilingualism is perfectly possible if, for example, a Finn has a French husband and they communicate with other each other in English.