Bilingual Kidspot

Raising Bilingual or Multilingual Kids

Raising Bilingual Children

About Bilingual Kidspot

Bilingual Kidspot is an informative blog offering practical advice for parents seeking to raise bilingual or multilingual children. Created by an educator, and mother, it is a place that provides inspiration, tools, and support; with strategies based on experience as a parent, and as a teacher of a foreign language to children.

Here you will find an extensive Language Resource section with language materials for kids.

In the Multilingual Family Series you can read about other families raising bilingual or multilingual kids in different situations with different languages.

Bilingual Kidspot  hosts a range of Guest Experts on topics relating to speech and language development, and bilingualism to give professional Advice.

About The Founder

chontelle-bonfiglio-bilingual-kidspotChontelle Bonfiglio,

Australian / Italian

Certified ESL teacher and mother of two young bilingual children.

 

Having learned to speak Italian as an adult, I know how hard it can be to learn a language later in life.

I grew up only speaking English, though I am half Italian. I could never communicate with my paternal grandparents growing up because although they lived in Australia, they never learned to speak English, and I couldn’t speak Italian. It wasn’t until I moved overseas that I learned to speak the language.

After university in Melbourne, I took what was meant to be a year out to travel around Europe where I caught the travel bug and decided to explore more of the world. I started working with young children teaching English in schools, nurseries and within private families.

I travelled extensively working in Switzerland, Germany, France, Russia, and Italy, experiencing first hand how easy it is for children to learn a foreign language, and how quickly they are able to pick it up at a young age.

Coincidentally, I am married to my Italian husband and have two young children who are bilingual. Speaking English and Italian fluently, they are currently learning Spanish as a third language.

We moved to Melbourne recently, from Italy where our challenge of raising multilingual kids continues.

I believe that with the many benefits of being bilingual, that every child should have the chance to learn a second language.

I created Bilingual Kidspot to share my knowledge and my personal experience with other families who would like to raise bilingual kids. My goal is to spread the word about the importance of languages for all children around the world.

If you are just getting started on your bilingual journey THIS POST will give you a great introduction.

I hope you will find some inspiration on on Bilingual Kidspot!

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