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When Should We Start Teaching Our Bilingual Child to Read in Our Home Language?

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Dear Madalena, I am British, my husband is Spanish and we live in Spain. We have two boys (aged 5 and 3) who go to a Spanish speaking school. Since they were babies, I have always spoken English and my husband in Spanish, which seems to work very well as they both understand and speak […]

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How Can We Help Our Adopted Child Become Bilingual?

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Dear Madalena, We just recently brought home our 16 mo. old daughter from China.  We live in Germany.  My husband is German.  We have one daughter, who is bilingual in English and German.  We speak English at home but German outside the household. Do you have any suggestions on how to deal with the bilingualism […]

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What Is the Best Language Approach for Bilingual Parents to Use with Their Children?

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Dear Madalena, My husband and I both speak English but I am bilingual and speak German as well.  I would like to teach my son German, he is 19 months old.  What is the best way for me to do this?  I have been thinking of speaking German with him every morning and then English […]

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Can Multilingualism Cause Behavior Problems?

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Dear Madalena, We are bringing up a trilingual little boy of 2.5 years old. I am Greek, my husband is English and our son attends a Norwegian nursery (we have been living in Norway for the past 2 years). Our son has been separating his languages well for a few months now and hardly brings […]

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