not comprehend the significance of their contribution in a child’s language learning abilities and dismiss their roles in influencing their belief that their role does affect their children`s linguistic functioning.
There are some various factors that which might cause a low impact belief such as Having a low impact belief could be because living in a foreign country or marrying a foreign partner. Inter-racial and inter-cultural marriages / mixed marriages tend to reinforce such a belief in the parents, which completely disregards the role they might play in fostering their children’s linguistic abilities since such parents, more often than not, seldom care about what language their children may speak and hence the parents do not care if their children speak their native language. Another important thing factor is the parent’s total disregard of the significance of learning a foreign language such as English when the parents do not see the importance of a certain language i.e. English. When I was teaching at an intermediate school, I have seen and witnessed such cases where parents who do not see the fail to realize the significance importance of English language and therefore they do not encourage their children to learn it. Some parents with low impact belief told stated that they do not care if whether their children learn English or not because they believe that their children will never benefit from it.
Luckily Fortunately, (at the one end of the spectrum ??), there are was a significant proportion of some parents with high impact belief and they are very interested who expressed a high level of interest in raising their children as bilinguals. At the same intermediate school, I have talked to some parents who were willing to do everything to help their children improve their second language skills. Therefore, those children with high impacted parents whose parents displayed a ‘high impact belief’ about bilingualism are the observed to be the best