Ms. Ali talked about the importance of home language development and parental involvement. She explained the 5 stages of language acquisition and how long it may take for a child to progress through each different stage. Parents should also keep in mind that “Every child progresses at a difference pace”. Therefore, be patient and allow time for your child to absorb English at the beginning. Ms. Ali had discussions with parents about which stage their child is at currently and shared some effective ways for parents to teach their child English at home based on the child’s age, for example, set a routine for English learning, engage your child in role-play, use everyday situations and create a vocabulary journal.