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Bilingual Children: Why Does Each Child Speak Less English?

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Bilingual Children: Why Does Each Child Speak Less

By Ingrid Weilguny Photo credit: Jason Bolonski I remember before my children were born that we planned how it would be. Bringing them up bilingually, that is. We agreed on the one parent-one language approach. We decided that English would be the main influence within the house as outside the door they only heard German. […]

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9 Online Resources to Help Support Multilingualism for You and Your Child

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By Ingrid Weilguny Photo credit: Alex Dixon Looking for ways to support your or your children’s multilingualism? Or maybe you have been searching for resources and support to keep yourself and your children motivated and inspired? Before you do anything else, make sure to check out what is available online. Whether you are looking for […]

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Why Raising a Bilingual Child Is Very, Very Simple – and Very, Very Difficult

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By Adam Beck Photo credit: Bill Selak On one hand, raising a bilingual child is very, very simple: given sufficient exposure to two languages, and a genuine need to use both, the growing child will become bilingual quite naturally. In my work as a longtime teacher of bilingual children, having watched hundreds of children become […]

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Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Multilingual Family in 2014

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Top 10 multilingual family resolutions for 2014

How was your family’s multilingualism in 2013? Did you feel like you made fantastic strides? Did you realize many of your goals? If so, wonderful! Keep up the great work in 2014! Don’t let yourself lose momentum! For the rest of us, below are our Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for 2014. Let the countdown […]

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How Our Imperfect Spanish Immersion Experience Turned Out to Be Enlightening

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This is part three in a series of posts from Marcela Hede. Start by reading her first post How to Have a Perfect Bilingual Immersion for Your Child without Losing Your Mind and her second post Immersion School: 4 Hurdles to Overcome Before Choosing One before this third and final post. By Marcela Hede Photos […]

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A Multilingual & Multicultural Education – Luxembourg Style

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By H.E. Rybol Photo credit: Claude Wians Whenever I tell people I grew up in Luxembourg, they look at me like a question mark. They have difficulties picturing… well, something. Fair enough, it’s a tiny country and not exactly an exotic destination known for its cozy climate. So, what is it like growing up in […]

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Immersion School: 4 Hurdles to Overcome Before Choosing One

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Immersion School: How to Choose

This is part two in a series of posts from Marcela Hede. Read her first post How to Have a Perfect Bilingual Immersion for Your Child without Losing Your Mind for background on the following Part 2 post. Phone calls, letters, emails, Skype sessions… You name it I did it, all to find the right […]

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Multilingual Family: Read This Before You Call the Speech-Language Therapist!

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Multilingual Children: Speech-Language Therapist

Multilingual Children: Before you call the speech-language therapist about your bilingual or multilingual child, prepare yourself with our tip sheet.

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How to Have a Perfect Bilingual Immersion for Your Child without Losing Your Mind

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Bilingual children & language immersion: Spend a month abroad to immerse your bilingual child in the non-community language. Read here how one family is doing it!

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This Is Why I Am Raising My Child Bilingually

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This Is Why I Am Raising My Child Bilingually

By Jeffrey Nelson Photo Credit: Another Sergio My name is Jeffrey Nelson. I am an American, however three years ago I married my Mexican princess and we now live in the Midwestern United States. We met in Denver, CO almost four years ago and our son, Liam, is now almost one year old. This is […]

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The Students Are Coming. We Need to Be Home.

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Do you live in the Seattle, Washington, USA area? Consider hosting an international student through the Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS)! Below is a post from one of the FIUTS Board of Directors about his own experiences as both a student and a host.   By Greg Siegler Photo Credit: Kasey Rackowitz When […]

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Still Trilingual at Sixteen (Almost Quadrilingual!)

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Still Trilingual at Sixteen (Almost Quadrilingual!)

  By Livia Dewaele Being trilingual from birth definitely has advantages, I thought, as I received my results (A*) for my French IGCSE, sat two years early. My entire class at Palmers Green High School (London) is in agreement – they have all at one point told me and the other native French speaker in […]

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