Bilingual Kidspot

Raising Bilingual or Multilingual Children

ABOUT

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 offering inspiration, tools, and support; with strategies based on experience as a parent, and as a teacher of a foreign language to children.

 

ChDSC_2002 (2).JPGontelle Bonfiglio  

Australian living in Italy with an Educational background in Social Science, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

After university, I took what was meant to be a year out to travel around Europe. However, I caught the travel bug and decided to explore more of the world, so I gained my ESL Certification, and started working with young children as an English teacher and Governess in schools, nurseries and within private families.
I travelled extensively, and worked with children 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.
Now, more than ten years later, I am based in Italy, 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, with hope that in the future we can also introduce Mandarin.
With a passion for languages and children, I am constantly studying bilingualism. Having learned to speak Italian as an adult, I know how hard it can be to learn a language later in life. 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 experience with other families who would like to raise bilingual kids.
You can read our story here 🙂

Publications: I have been published on the following websites:

Huffington Post
The Asian Parent
Multicultural Kids Blogs
Bilingual Monkeys
Learn Safari
Mamamia
Coffee & a Stroller

If you would like to contact me you can email bilingualkidspot@gmail.com
Or send me a direct message via the Bilingual Kidspot Facebook Page