INTERCULTURAL EXPERIENCES AND HOW THEY CAN LEAD TO PARENT-EDUCATOR PARTNERSHIP CHALLENGES
Language emerges from social context. Therefore, social interaction is crucial to your child’s language development. The more time your child is exposed to a language, the better chances are, they will learn it better. There is the general assumption that children learn languages like sponges, which is correct if they get enough opportunities to learn it (Annika Bourgogne, 2015).
Language transfer means that your child will transfer their knowledge of language A to language B. There are two types of transfer. One is called positive, when the acquired and applied set of rules work in both languages and the other is called negative, when the rules do not apply (Cummins, 1986). At some point, your child will be able to distinguish between these two types.