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How do the educators reflect this in their practices

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8) How do the educators reflect this in their practices?
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9) Give an example of when YOU have demonstrated respect for the children’s home languages and exposed children to different languages and/or encouraged appreciation of linguistic diversity. I am a non-English speaker and I know how difficult it is to learn a language different from the mother tongue. I also know how important and positive it is for a child to be bilingual nowadays, so I encourage and support families to speak their mother tongue at home and then children can learn English at the center. I am aware of how difficult it is to learn two languages at a time and more when you are a child, it can be confusing at times, that is why in my practice at the center I have always been very respectful with this, not interrupting children when they are trying to communicate, leaving space and correcting them with respect. I always ask open questions so that they can express themselves freely and if I know that some child prefers to refer to certain things with key words in their language I ask to learn them. From this, I have learned to say thank you in several languages and I have also contributed to the linguistic diversity by teaching the children and educators how to say thank you and other words in my mother tongue.
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