Welcome to the Growing up with two languages site. This website aims to provide information, resources, advice, and encouragement for parents to raise their children as speakers of their minority languages in New Zealand.

On each of the sections of this site you will find information and helpful resources, as well as audio clips from interviews with parents and teenagers from bilingual households in Christchurch, New Zealand. These audio clips were taken from interviews carried out for the Intergenerational Transmission of Minority Languages (ITML) project, and you can find out more about this project in the About Us section of this site, as well as here.

To find out more about Learning and Teaching languages research at the University of Canterbury, please click here, and to find out more about Una Cunningham’s book Growing up with two languages, please click here.

If you would like to share your own experiences of raising children speaking more than one language, or of being a child raised in more than one language, please contact us via our Facebook page. We’d love to hear from you!


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