Metalinguistic Awareness: Potential Problems and Solutions
Language acquisition in a bilingual setting in children and metalinguistic awareness in children
Another challenge that Luca, as a monolingual child, might face is an additional language in her environment when she has not yet reached a secure level with her first language. So her language skills have not developed to the extent of active usage. If Luca’s care-givers decided for their 1,5 year old daughter to start in an English speaking kindergarten in order to learn a second language, but Luca’s first language is not yet established.