My name is Orsolya Bilgory Fazakas, I am specialist in bilingualism, teacher training and teaching Hungarian as a second language. I carry out my PhD studies in Bar-Ilan University (Ramat Gan, Israel). My interest lies broadly in the area of bilingualism, second language acquisition, language development, and code-switching. I taught in different scenes: university, NGO’s, as well as in company and privately.
My studies and research is my daily life too: raising bilingual kid is not easy but worth it. I have a 5 years old daughter and a 3 years old son. My children speak three languages (Hungarian, Hebrew and English), they separate them according to the scene and persons that are involved in. Of course, they switch between the languages, but I see it as a positive act of their brain rather than problematic. Code-switching is more complex than we think of.
If you are a parent who raises your kid in bilingual or multilingual environment but you got stuck and need professional advice from linguistic point of view get in touch with me. Languages play vital role in development, in ensuring cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue. It is also known that the population of the world is more bilingual or multilingual than monolingual. Therefore it is important to understand the advantages of bilingualism and the best practices for raising bilingual children.