How Can Parents Help?

  • Actively encourage the use of the Mother Tongue in the home. It is not useful to speak English to your child in the home if it is not your first language
  • Promote knowledge and interest in your child’s first language by reading or telling stories in their mother tongue.
  • Encourage your child to read novels and textbooks in their mother tongue. Many students retain their fluency in their first language but fail to develop their literacy skills fully.
  • Ensure that your child has a good bilingual dictionary for school.
     

Contact

Kaja Ritters
kritters@ishamburg.org
Coordinator Junior School

Karin Raffa
kraffa@ishamburg.org
Coordinator Secondary School