peemonkey (peemonkey) wrote in linguaphiles,

I have an extension of the previous question (forgive me for making a new post, but it seems to be a separate enough topic to warrant it).

Is it better for a baby to learn two languages regardless of the quality of the language being spoken by the teacher? English is my first language but I know a small amount of Canadian French. My accent is awful, and my grammar is most certainly not consistently correct. Is it better for me to refrain from speaking it when I live in an environment where the baby isn't likely to pick it up elsewhere, or is it better to offer what I can to give her a bit of a foundation? (It's worth noting that she'll start learning French in Grade 4 as part of the curriculum here, so even my poor usage might offer a bit of a head start).

Thanks so much for your thoughts!

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