Growing Up with Languages: Giveaway

by Corey · 84 comments

Multilingual Living is delighted to announce its next giveaway!  You do not have to be a Language Challenge 180 participant to enter.

I am always excited to read a new book about raising children in more than one language, especially when it comes from the solid and trustworthy publisher, Multilingual Matters. With all of the media blitz about the benefits of multilingualism, it is important that we focus on what really matters: our very own multilingual families. There are so many wonderful reasons to raise our children multilingually, most of which have little to do with brain benefits and excelled cognitive functioning. 

To give us an insight into real-life family multilingualism, we are very excited to be able to offer the book Growing Up with Languages: Reflections on Multilingual Childhoods,  by Claire Thomas, as our next giveaway!

“A unique new insight into multilingual families, this books views multilingual childhoods from the perspective of the child and is based on over 50 interviews with adults who grew up in multilingual settings. The book charts their recollections of their childhoods and includes many different types of families; discusses many of the common issues that arise in multilingual families and draws examples from all over the world.”

What I find significant about this book is that it fleshes out the comments we hear from bilingual experts from around the world:

  • There is no one single way to raising children bilingually.
  • Stick with it and your children will thank you one day.

Growing Up with Languages  includes interviews, research, discussion and so much more! We highly recommend this book for families raising children in more than one language.

You can find Growing Up with Languages, as well as a number of other fantastic books about bilingualism and multilingualism, at the Multilingual Matters website.

How to Enter the Giveaway…

  • To enter this giveaway, all you need to do is to leave a comment below telling us why you would like to win this wonderful book.

 

The Following Entries Count Too!

Your comment counts as one entry. Plus, if you do any of the following listed below, then we are more than happy to count it as an additional entry to say “thank you” for all of your participation in Language Challenge 180 as well as your help in getting the word out about Multilingual Living.

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Important Details

The winner will be chosen at random using random.org’s sequence generator.

This giveaway will close at 9:00 am (German time) on Friday, August 24, 2012 (the closing date has been extended 4 days).

Make sure to read the Multilingual Living Giveaway Rules!

Hope you enjoy this giveaway! Thank you for all of your support for Multilingual Living!

GOOD LUCK!

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1 Wendy August 11, 2012 at 12:18 am

2 boys, British mum, Catalan dad, English-Catalan-Spanish in this house, no problem!

2 Corinne August 11, 2012 at 12:38 am

We are raising our boys with three languages (French, English, German), I would love to read this book!
Corinne

3 Corinne August 11, 2012 at 12:38 am

I have been following you on Facebook for a while 🙂

4 Corinne August 11, 2012 at 12:39 am

I now follow you on Pinterest

5 Corinne August 11, 2012 at 12:39 am

I subscribed to your rss feed

6 Corinne August 11, 2012 at 12:41 am

I’m now following you on Twitter

7 Corinne August 11, 2012 at 12:41 am

I have been subscribed to your email list for a while too 🙂

8 Peter August 11, 2012 at 12:44 am

I’m trying to raise my two kids in French and I’m not a native speaker. I feel the challenge everyday and any insight that this book could give me would be helpful.

9 Elisabetta August 11, 2012 at 12:55 am

We are raising a trilingual little girl (english, italian, german), we would love to read this book! And I follow you on FB

10 Kristin August 11, 2012 at 1:49 am

This sounds like a wonderful book about where I hope my two daughters will be when they are grown. We are raising them in an English-Flemish-and sometimes French home with a lot of conflicting opinion. The extra insight would be so very welcome!

11 Liz August 11, 2012 at 2:13 am

We are raising our boy & girl in French (we live in Belgium) and English. It’s a challenge every day as I’m the only one speaking English in an exclusively French environment + I’m fare away from being a native speaker….
We’ve been following you on Pinterest, Facebook and entered the 180 LC…
Thanks for everything you do!!

12 CAMI STEWART August 11, 2012 at 2:58 am

I´m an American living in Spain with my French Moroccan husband… I feel lost sometimes with all our languages.. English, Spanish, Catalan, Arabic and French… Any guidance would be helpful!
Thanks for giveaway!!

13 CAMI STEWART August 11, 2012 at 2:59 am

Following on Twitter as @SimoHomeopath

14 CAMI STEWART August 11, 2012 at 3:00 am

I enjoy your posts from FB. Been liking for a while now.

15 CAMI STEWART August 11, 2012 at 3:01 am

Already subscribed to the emails.

16 CAMI STEWART August 11, 2012 at 3:01 am

Just double checked and yes.. already following on Pinterest! THanks!

17 Shelley Glapion August 11, 2012 at 4:19 am

This book sounds like an ideal addition to help support and encourage raising a bilingual and/or multilingual child. My daughter’s father is a native Arabic speaker and though not part of her life, I want her to know the language.

18 Shelley Glapion August 11, 2012 at 4:21 am

I like you on Facebook.

19 Shelley Glapion August 11, 2012 at 4:23 am

I follow you on Twitter.

20 Shelley Glapion August 11, 2012 at 4:25 am

I’m on emai list.

21 Shelley Glapion August 11, 2012 at 4:27 am

I follow the RSS feed.

22 Krisztina August 11, 2012 at 4:36 am

We are trying to raise our child in German and English being a non -native speakers. Any useful idea in this book would be a great help.

23 Krisztina August 11, 2012 at 4:37 am

I am following you on Facebook as Krisztina Morvai.

24 Krisztina August 11, 2012 at 4:38 am

I am on email list.

25 Jenny August 11, 2012 at 4:46 am

I’d love to win this book. I’m a French-speaking American trying to teach my kiddos French.

26 Jenny August 11, 2012 at 4:47 am

I am subscribed to ML via email.

27 Jenny August 11, 2012 at 4:47 am

I follow ML on Pinterest.

28 Jenny August 11, 2012 at 4:48 am

I like ML on Facebook.

29 RafaelA panicker August 11, 2012 at 6:35 am

Trying to raise a trilingual baby boy (portuguese, english and malayalam).

30 DrieCulturen August 11, 2012 at 7:25 am

I write a blog about kids growing up in other cultures and I write posts on bilingual parenting, I think this resource will enable me to help other parents. I am a third culture kid and I grew up bilingually in Africa. I appreciate the effort my parents put into teaching us to talk, read and write Dutch.

31 DrieCulturen August 11, 2012 at 7:25 am

I follow you on twitter!

32 DrieCulturen August 11, 2012 at 7:26 am

I follow a couple of your boards on pinterest 🙂

33 Travis August 11, 2012 at 7:35 am

Raising two kids in shaky OPOL (English-Spanish) with daughter starting first grade in Chinese immersion. I need all the help I can get.

34 Travis August 11, 2012 at 7:36 am

Also, I “Like” Multilingual Matters on Facebook.

35 Elsa August 11, 2012 at 11:29 am

Hi,
I’ve been following you on Facebook. Thank you so much for the articles!

36 Uta August 11, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Would like to have some information to help me raise my one-year old daughter bilingual!

37 Elena August 11, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I come from Ukraine – it’s a bilingual community (Russian + Ukrainian) and I raise my boy and girl with English and French. I would welcome a thoughtful book on how to balance things within this multilingual paradigm.

38 Czeslaw Liebert August 11, 2012 at 2:21 pm

It’s been quite a lng time since I read something new (apart from on-line resources) about bilingual upbringing. This book is surely worth reading, as I have read some others published by Multilingual Matters and they were all of good quality.

39 Czeslaw Liebert August 11, 2012 at 2:22 pm

I subscribed to your RSS feed ages ago… through Google Reader.

40 Sarah BR August 12, 2012 at 12:14 am

Hello, I live in Hawaii, currently raise my daughter with English and French as primary languages. I grew up bilingual with French/Creole (from La Reunion) and would love to teach my child Creole just not sure how. I am also fluent in Italian and German (learned as an adult) and my husband is taking Hawaiian Language classes to teach our child who shows a great affinity for that language.
This book sounds VERY interesting!

41 Sarah BR August 12, 2012 at 12:18 am

I just subscribed to the newsletter. Thank you.

42 VeggieMamma August 13, 2012 at 1:39 am

We’re expecting our first baby (dad speaking Marathi, Hindi and English; mum speaking Spanish, Italian and English) and, even though we usually browse your web for information, we’d love to read this book too! 🙂

43 VeggieMamma August 13, 2012 at 1:40 am

Btw, I came here through your FB page, which I like 😉 (My name there is different too, but same e-mail address).

44 Connie B. Dowell August 13, 2012 at 9:00 am

I’d like to win for both personal and professional reasons. First, while I don’t have kids yet, I’m hoping that day is not too far away. I know how hard it is to learn a language as an adult and I want to share Spanish with my children. I’m also going to be studying to become an ESL teacher so I can help many children learn and embrace multiple languages and cultures.

45 Connie B. Dowell August 13, 2012 at 9:01 am

P.S.: Also an RSS follower. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

46 Leah Sulser August 14, 2012 at 6:26 am

We live in Chile and we’re the weird ones raising a multilingual child. He speaks Spanish and English right now and we’ll be adding Chinese soon. I know we would benefit from this book and would be happy to share it with our expat friends here.

47 Leah Sulser August 14, 2012 at 6:30 am

I’ve been following you on twitter for about a year now. I was really excited to find a fellow Seattlite living the same experience. Thanks for the encouragement.
Leah

48 Joanne August 14, 2012 at 6:54 am

Hello,
This sounds like a wonderful book! I have been following you on twitter (a7thminor) and I enjoy reading your tweets. I am a teacher and I work with many families who are raising multi-lingual children. I feel this book would be a rich and useful resource for me, as well as the teachers, parents, and students I work with.

49 Dominic August 14, 2012 at 11:19 pm

My wife and I are English but she is raising our son to speak Spanish. She would like to add French and maybe hopes he will go to a german bilingual school. She is following on multiple sites @bilinguebabies

50 Amy August 15, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I am an native English speaker with a new baby trying to create a multi-lingual home. My husband speaks Spanish and I speak French . We are at a bit of a loss as to where to start. Hoping this book can help!

51 Amy August 15, 2012 at 3:26 pm

I “Liked” you on facebook.

52 Amy August 15, 2012 at 3:27 pm

I followed you on Pinterest

53 Amy August 15, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I subscribed to you e-mail list

54 Tomoko August 15, 2012 at 6:56 pm

I am Japanese mother living in Tokyo with British husband and one year old girl. I want to know how others are raising up their bilingual kids.

55 Tomoko August 15, 2012 at 6:56 pm

I followed you on Twitter.

56 Tomoko August 15, 2012 at 6:56 pm

I am subscribing your mailing list.

57 Tomoko August 15, 2012 at 6:57 pm

I “”LIKE” you on Facebook

58 Adina Bogdan August 20, 2012 at 4:12 am

Would love this book as I am raising my daughter with 3 languages.

59 Adina Bogdan August 20, 2012 at 4:13 am

I like you on FB.

60 Adina Bogdan August 20, 2012 at 4:13 am

I am an email subscriber.

61 kati August 20, 2012 at 4:27 am

Having the perspective of adults having grown multilingual sounds like a great insight into what might work best with different individuals. The actual experiences of others are generally great tools for learning! I would love to read this book!

62 Marnie August 20, 2012 at 6:58 am

Multiple language influences throughout family including French and German, lots of opportunity for building upon the first two languages that we are currently working on Spanish and English. Single mother, educator, committed, we will persevere! Thanks for all the support from Multilingual Living!

63 Alexandra August 20, 2012 at 7:41 am

We are raising our two kids bilingual English-Farsi in America. Would love to read to my daughter about how grateful people are to have had that experience. This book sounds great.

64 Alexandra August 20, 2012 at 7:41 am

I like you on Facebook already!

65 Alexandra August 20, 2012 at 7:42 am

And I’m on the email list already!

66 Mikayla August 20, 2012 at 10:10 am

I’m a K-12 Spanish teacher and I plan to raise my own children bilingual.

67 Mammamaman August 20, 2012 at 11:02 am

We’re raising our daughter as a “quadrilingual” (French, Italian, English and Spanish) and could use all the help we can get! Been following you since bilingual/bicultural families’ network. Also, having been raised bilingually ourselves it’s interesting to see just how much has changed since our parents had to face the dire threats of ruining our intellectual development with this crazy idea of theirs 🙂

68 Denisa August 20, 2012 at 1:38 pm

We are trying to raise our son in three languages (Slovak, Hungarian, and English), plus he has Spanish at school, so we can use any help we can get. 🙂

69 Erin August 20, 2012 at 7:46 pm

This book would be wonderful in helping me to stay motivated and inspired as I help my daughters learn French. Thank you for the chance to win!

70 Erin August 20, 2012 at 7:46 pm

I subscribe to your email list.

71 Wendy August 20, 2012 at 8:25 pm

I’d love to get more guidance on teaching Spanish to my daughters when we don’t have a native Spanish-speaker in our household. I’m sure this book would have more good ideas for us.

72 Sandra Ferro August 21, 2012 at 5:04 am

We love to have this at home because we are raising a boy in 3 languages ( English , Spanish and Japanese ) . We love learning diferent ways to help him and his little brother ( 2 years ) . Thanks for all great information tnat you always post .

73 Debbie August 21, 2012 at 5:10 am

I would love to win this book, because it sounds like it could really help my family! We are an international family, raising our two children to be bilingual, and this can be very challenging. There are international schools, but those are private schools, so we cannot afford the tuition. I try my best, but I have concerns about the whole process. I think this is the book to help me and my family!

74 Fiona MacLeod-Green August 21, 2012 at 5:39 am

Would love to read the book. Follow you on facebook. Always appreciate the data that backs up my decision to raise my child with Japanese and English. Best wishes for your work.

75 AL August 21, 2012 at 6:02 am

One daughter, three languages! Would love to win this book!

76 AL August 21, 2012 at 6:10 am

I already LIKE you on facebook 🙂

77 Jennifer August 21, 2012 at 6:39 am

I was raised in a dual language household and am trying to do the same for my daughter. I’d love to read the different perspectives of this experience!
Thanks

78 Emmanuelle Bigot August 21, 2012 at 6:53 am

I will love to read this book. We are raising our kids in French and English. It’s a challenge for me to raise my kids in our maternal language as they speak english more and more.

79 Jennifer D August 21, 2012 at 8:46 am

French American parent with first baby living in NYC.. Where to start???

80 Julia August 21, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I am raising my boy bilingual ( Bulgarian and English) and I would love to find out other families’ experience.

81 Aga August 21, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I’m new here and just started exploring the concept. And boy, I do have questions! I would surely do with some ideas and incentives to start speaking English to my 2 year old daughter 🙂

82 Travis August 21, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Further motivation. The kids are getting older too fast.

83 Travis August 21, 2012 at 7:47 pm

And I already like you on Facebook.

84 Joyce H. August 22, 2012 at 3:21 am

Im brazilian living in USA i have a 9months baby girl and for me is really important that she speaks Portuguese, all my family are in Brazil, i want she can talk with my parents, but i believe it will be really hard cuz Im the only one that speaks portuguese around here, Im kind of lost, so i believe this book can help me, im trying read a lot about. Thanks

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