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General Multilingualism

Don’t They Speak Spanish in Spain?

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By Alice Lapuerta Originally appeared in Multilingual Living Magazine. Opening a Can of Worms I always thought that in Spain, they speak Spanish. All of them. It was only after I met my friend and flat mate Maria that I learned that this is not the case. Maria is from Valencia and speaks Valencian. This […]

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Recipes

International Recipe: Paella Valenciana

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After reading the post Don’t They Speak Spanish in Spain?, you will want to make your own mouth-watering Paella Valenciana! Here is the original recipe. Enjoy! Ingredients olive oil 1/2 (4 pound) whole or boneless chicken, cut into pieces 1/2 (2 pound) rabbit, cleaned and cut into pieces (optional) 1 tomato, finely chopped 1/2 (10 […]

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Jabberlingual

An Apology For Being “Inconsistent”

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By Alice Lapuerta Originally appeared in Multilingual Living Magazine. One thing I’ve been confused about in our multilingualism-adventure is the “consistency” factor. It crops up everywhere: Bilingualism yes, but make sure you’re consistent. Choose a method and stick to it. But always be consistent! This worries me. For there seems to be an unspoken, unwritten […]

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Jabberlingual

Sacking an Ideal: The Evil Ambilingual

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By Alice Lapuerta Photo Credit: Liz Ambilingual. The name itself sounds as though we are talking about an unpleasant sort of reptile, with yellow scales and gleaming eyes (at least five).   It may very well be such a monster! The Ambilingual is the epitome of everything in multilingualism that gives us parents headaches, worries, stress, […]

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Jabberlingual

No Talent for Multilingualism?

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By Alice Lapuerta Photo Credit: Mykl Roventine I don’t like numbers. I have no talent for Math and computation. I just don’t have that numbers gene. Never had, never will. But that’s fine with me! Languages and words are a lot more fun anyway and I collect them like pebbles on the beach. I guess […]

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