Will my child get confused?
Research has shown that even infants are able to hear and distinct the patterns and rhythms of different languages that they are exposed to. Furthermore, many studies have shown that the early years (0-8) is considered to be an optimal language acquisition period for children, as they have the biologically innate capability to acquire and develop language. Children are able to acquire up to 7 or more language easily given the environment they are exposed to.
Confusion is a normal part of all learning processes, including learning two languages. However, children’s cognitive functioning is especially quick and flexible during the early years. With the support of the educators and caregivers, these confusions are quickly dissolved and further strengthen the child’s second language acquisition.