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Merry Weihnachten: Mixing & Matching Cultures for Christmas

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By Ingrid Weilguny Photo credit: Til Westermeyer With Christmas around the corner, I’m starting to think of the most wonderful time of year here in Austria. Christmas markets, the smell of roasted chestnuts and honey almonds swirling around me, standing by a fire outdoors with a mug of mulled cider. Christmas cookies, gingerbread houses and […]

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International Women’s Day: Encourage Language Learning Around the World

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Happy International Women’s Day! No matter where you live in the world, today is the day to celebrate the women in your lives: Mothers, daughters, grandmothers and sisters who have changed the world and our individual lives with their words, deeds and love. What started as a political movement has evolved into a “global day […]

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International Mother Language Day 2012

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International Mother Language Day

Photo credit: UNESCO International Mother Language Day We’ve come a long way from insisting that bilingualism and multilingualism are debilitating to children, but we haven’t yet gone far enough, have we? Myths, misconceptions and stereotypes about our children’s multilingualism still run rampant in this world of ours. Language is linked to so many different elements: […]

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Multilingual Multicultural Valentine’s Day: Laced Doilies, Scarlett O’Hara & a German Husband

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By Corey Heller Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons When I was young, Valentine’s Day Eve was always the same: my mother and I would sit in front of the television watching Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) wail her heart-breaking laments while we snipped, glued and constructed Valentines for my classmates. Although almost every other student in my […]

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Top Ten 2012 New Year’s Resolutions for Multilingual Families

by Corey
Top 10 multilingual family resolutions for 2014

Is your family’s multilingualism going along smoothly? Everyone chatting away in the minority languages? Fantastic! Stick with it in 2012! For the rest of us, here are some top 10 New Year’s Resolutions you’ll want to have for 2012. Let’s start the countdown…

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