To coincide with the publication of the 4th edition of A Parents’ and Teachers’ Guide to Bilingualism we asked the author, Colin Baker, to tell us a bit more about the book.
He has filmed 15 videos, which are now available to view on Multilingual Matters’ YouTube channel. In some of the videos Colin answers questions which appear in the book, such as:
- What are the advantages of my child being bilingual?
- What happens if grandparents and the extended family disapprove of bilingualism?
- A local professional (e.g. doctor, teacher etc) advised me against bilingualism? Is this correct?
- What should I do if my child mixes two languages?
Others videos discuss the history of the book and Colin describes how the idea came about, how the 4th edition differs from previous editions and how his views have changed since the original publication.
All the videos are available as single files, each one lasting between 1 and 6 minutes, and the complete playlist can be found here. Alternatively, a single film containing all the videos is available here.
A Parents’ and Teachers’ Guide to Bilingualism is available to buy from our website as both a print and ebook.