Where can my child learn our home language?

It is very important to speak English or French to be successful in Canada, but your home language and culture are also important.

You should feel comfortable to speak your home language and teach it to your children. This can help you and your children feel confident in your identity and to appreciate different languages and cultures.

It can be difficult for children to learn and speak their home language if it is not English or French. So, you may wish to find lessons in your home language for your children.

You can find information about these types of programs at:

Private schools or institutes might also have these types of classes. You can search online for different types of language classes in your area.

You can also ask friends and neighbours if they know a private tutor..

For more information about helping your child learn French, read Where can I learn French?

For More Information

  • FSL Search Tool - Use this tool to look for an French as a Second Language (FSL) class in some cities in Ontario.
  • Hold On to Your Home Language - This brochure talks about why children benefit from speaking their family's language and what parents can do to help their children. You can get it in different languages.
  • International Children's Digital Library - This website has a collection of children's books that you can read online. You can find books in many languages, and can search for books by type, topic, length of book, and age of reader.
  • Mama Lisa's World - A website with children's songs, rhymes and poetry in many different languages. Some of the songs include audio.
Last updated: August 18, 2016 4001185