Bilingualism and Home Language

By Clayton Rackham


This is the ability to speak two languages. This could be anything from the primary language of the country they are in and the elective language they choose to discover outside.

Being able to experience new culture in their home language enriches a persons life but also shows them new concepts that help people become more unique. With each language a person may learn, they take it upon themselves to learn how the language is spoken, how it is used and what type of mannerisms are implemented in order to properly use it.

Home Language and Cultural Impact

The primary language that is spoken at home, and it could be anything from the primary language where the house resides or could be a different language that is not spoken regularly. With this in mind, with each language there is a different type of culture and because of this learning a second language helps people access that culture in a way that both the person and the new culture can benefit from.

However being exposed to a new type of culture and language can change a person's perspective and have a more enriched life.

Effectiveness of the Home and School Partnerships

Being bilingual is a great skill to have because for students it allows them to access a different culture that some are not able to be a part of. With different languages comes different cultures and being able to speak a different language opens a door for students to explore. This can be anything from new ideas to seeing a new viewpoint on different ideas. At home students are bale to share this new found knowledge with their parents and thus showing them new found ideas that they may not realize are there.

On the other hand you have the School and the Partnerships in which help provides students with the tools and knowledge to become bilingual learners. This however can be anything from simple classes that are spoken differently which forces students to really participate or it could be students learning words and phrases from a new students that may not speak English fully.