Thanks for your reply. Do you think that children who are bilingual or speak a second language to a high conversational level will generally have a greater aptitude than children who only speak one language?
In my experience, yes, certainly wrt truly bilingual children as opposed to those whose parents have force fed them a bit of French in utero
. Though not in every single case...I think maybe the intelligence of the child comes into play too. Some bilingual children struggle with switching and retain issues into adulthood. But yes, on the whole bilingualism is a huge asset and bilingual children I have tested have usually but not always shown high aptitude for language learning. My OH is bilingual and reckons it helped with other, non-related languages at school.