Promoting Home Languages Promotes Learning, Bonding and Fun! In the Greater Toronto area, 32% of people speak a language other than English, French or an Aboriginal language at home. The most common languages are Chinese, Punjabi, Urdu and Tamil. This means that many children speak one language at home and use English at school or daycare. Some parents worry that learning two languages is confusing or might cause language delays. But bilingual children generally learn to talk within the normal range of development.