I have a young daughter in Kindergarten.
- I speak English to her.
- My wife speaks Chinese to her.
She speaks fluent Baby-Chinese, and completely understands my English. However, the only time that she uses English is when she is MAD. When she is angry, that is when she spouts off in English. And lordy, it’s a sight to behold.
At home, she watches a mix of Chinese and English age-appropriate shows. And she attends Kindergarten, Dance, and boxing classes all in Chinese.
Yes. She is absolutely bilingual.