Edited to simply ask: if a 2.5 year old's majority language is weak compared to her (very good) minority language (spoken by most of the people at home), do you just trust it will get better inevitably with the introduction of more majority language influences and time? This was really our plan all along, but since we don't have a big minority language social group (despite our best efforts), it feels a bit awkward.
Do you think there is a negative effect of a child not speaking the majority language well at a young age, when most of the child's outside the home contacts are majority-language only? (For example, weekly playgroup friends, people at the grocery store, etc.)
Thanks for any thoughts or experience on this!
Edited by sky_and_lavender - 2/4/12 at 7:21pm