Is it ok to change the language I speak to my son at 1 year old?
Hi, I am French Canadian and bilingual in English and French. My wife is Spanish and speaks the three languages but her mother language is Spanish. We speak English between each other and we live in West Canada (English Speaking). When my son was born we decided that she would speak Spanish and I would speak English to him as it was one of my two languages and the language my spouse and I spoke. We thought that we could introduce French later on by taking him to a French school when it was the appropriate time. However, I am worried that we may move away from Canada soon and that it will be difficult for him to learn French in the future. Therefore, I am considering changing the language I speak to him and start speaking in French. That is why I was looking for some opinions from your forum. Could this confuse him? Could it have a bad implication if he doesn't speak English and we live in and English-speaking country in order to take him to school in the future? Could it be for him also confusing that her mother speaks Spanish to him, I speak French but her mother and I speak English? Thank you in advance for your help and input.