• A fish in Foreign Waters

    The embarrassment of being bilingual

    Today’s post comes from Laura Caputo-Wickham author of “A Fish in Foreign Waters“. As many other parents out there, my interest for bilingualism started with the birth of my first child. I followed her speech progress with enthusiasm and I was delighted every time my little one would say a word in the minority language. I still remember how chuffed it made me feel; “it’s simple really” I would tell my friends “I just speak Italian to her the whole time and she just gets it”. But one thing that children are particularly good at, is proving you wrong whenever you feel that you’re doing something right. And that was certainly…