032: Why Is It Important To Support The Mother Tongue With Renata Peskova


Renata Emilson Peskova has a doctoral degree in Bayreuth University in Bavaria, Germany. She is the Chair at the Mother Tongue Association on Bilingualism. Renata lives with her German husband in Reykjavik, Iceland and has a bilingual son, Yohan.

In this episode of Bilingual Kids Rock Podcast:

Teaching hello in Icelandic and Czech

Renata Peskova talks about what she does

Why is it important to save the mother tongue?

How did she acquire learning languages?

Renata’s family language portrait

What is true bilingualism?

Why is it important to support mother tongue?

The importance of being bilingual and biliteracy

How to motivate your kids to learn a language?

What bilingual system do they use in their household?

The importance of having teaching materials/events to support the children’s mother tongue.

How does her son learn languages?

How can you support the local language in Iceland?

Items mentioned:

Renata Emilsson Peskova

How A Parent Can Stick To Speaking Heritage Language

How To Find Children Books In Your Heritage Language?

What Language Siblings Should Speak