Language REFRESH 101: Getting Started

by Corey · 3 comments

Join in Language REFRESH 101!

Do you speak more than one language? Is one of your languages getting rusty? Do you feel that you could and should give some attention to a language that has fallen to the wayside?

If so, then here is your chance to get it going again! We would love to have you join us on this adventure! Why? Because language learning is so much more fun as part of a community effort, don’t you think?

If you would like to join us, then please head over to the Multilingual Living Forum to “sign up” on the Language REFRESH 101 page. The process is purposely very informal. I hope to find others who will at least check in from time to time with resource tips, motivational tips and general stories of their multilingual lives. I would really like to share this experience with all of you!

Plus, just by signing up the following can happen:

  • My kids and I will be even more inspired to give it our all,
  • it will inspire others to join and
  • you will feel more excited and dedicated to these 101 days (which will fly by, I promise!).

You are also encouraged to leave comments below if you’d like, even if you aren’t going to be participating in Language Refresh 101.

With the amount of brain research coming out in the media these days, how can you hold back? This is the most exciting time ever to strengthen our languages together with our children, grandchildren, friends and family! The world is cheering us on! In fact, the world is telling us that they wish that they had the language opportunities, motivation and skills that we have!

Remember that you are your child’s very best teacher! You are your own best teacher! This doesn’t mean that you and your children should never attend a language class or should never use multimedia to learn a language. This simply means that you know what motivates and excites you and your children when it comes to language learning. So believe in yourself and hop on the Language Refresh 101 train!

Want to Learn a NEW Language?

If you would like to learn a brand new language, then read through our Language Challenge 101 posts, watch our Language Challenge 101 videos and then head over to our sister organization, Bilingual Families Perth, to join in their Language Challenge 101 that is kicking off this month!

Corey Heller is the founder of Multilingual Living and the Editor-In-Chief/Publisher of Multilingual Living Magazine. Multilingual Living is the place where she shares her knowledge about raising multilingual and multicultural children. Corey, an American, and her German husband live in Seattle where they raise and homeschool their three children, ages 15, 14 and 12, in German and English.

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1 Tyeisha February 25, 2011 at 8:35 pm

I look forward to hearing about your German refresher. I am tempted to jump in and do a refresher as well. Although everyday seems like a 101 in my house.

So, if possible I will join under a “60 Day Submersion”. Since summer is coming up my kids will be gone mid May..so we have about 60 days to submerge ourselves in Spanish. Hmmm..I think I like that…I will definitely look back at your previous challenge posts for ideas.

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2 Corey March 2, 2011 at 12:37 am

I love the idea of a “60 Day Submersion”! Yes, do it! I notice that now that we are “officially” doing this, each and every time I or the kids do something specific in German (other than just our regular chatter), I feel like we are doing something very important. There is something exciting about deciding to jump in that way. So, I completely encourage you to do it – 60 days or more!

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