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8) How do the educators reflect this in their practices?
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.