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Subject: Teaching Multilingual Children
Question: Hello, I was wondering is there a limit to how many children a
toddler can acquire. Currently we have 12 foreign nannies that
speak to our children in their language for a certain period of the
time. My wife and I were wondering if this could be achieved or
would it just confuse our twins?

From: Marwan
Date: 23-Jul-2013
Replies:
  1. Re: Teaching Multilingual Children    Anthea Fraser Gupta     (25-Jul-2013)
  2. Re: Teaching Multilingual Children    Robert A Papen     (25-Jul-2013)

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