Bringing up our child to be bilingual Hello I am look for help and information into bringing up a child in Italy to be bilingual. (Italian and English) I know that this may sound like a daft question so i'll explain a little bit of the background. My wife is Italian and i am English and we have been living in Italy for just over a month. My wife is pregnant and we know that we have a baby girl on the way and due in November. I oviously want our daughter to be bilingual. In fact this is a must as half of our parents our Britsh and the other half are Italian. We live in Italy so our childs first language will of course be Italian but she must understand English too as she will need to communicate with my side of the family in England. I was thinking that my wife will speak to her only in Italian and i will speak to her only in English that way she should learn to understand that when a question is asked to respond in the correct language. Has anyone been through similar experiences? If so, what can you suggest? I do have sky Italia tv where i can change the language on most channels so this should also help but i'm not too keen to have our child spending hours a day in from of the tv. Any ideas and suggestions welcome.