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Bilingual Homeschooling: Baby Steps to Biliteracy

by Maria
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By Maria Hawkins Photo credit: ThomasLife A few days ago a parent in my youngest daughter’s soccer class asked my advice on teaching her daughter to read.  I took a deep breath to collect my thoughts before I answered.  Her daughter had just turned three. The world of reading and writing opens so many doors […]

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Biliteracy: Bilingual Children Can Learn to Read in Any Language

by Corey
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By Corey Heller Use the Hieroglyphic Typewriter to decode the image above. The interesting thing about teaching our bilingual children to read is that we are often more worried about the details than they are. We furrow our brow and tense up our muscles when we think about how to explain to our children that […]

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Biliteracy: Teaching Bilingual Children to Read and Write in More Than One Alphabet

by Corey
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By Corey Heller Photo credit: Henry Scott As you have already read in Bilingual Homeschooling: Reading and Writing in More Than one Language and Biliteracy: Reading and Writing Starts with the Words Around Us, helping our children to learn to read and write in more than one language is 1 part teaching and 9 parts […]

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Biliteracy: Reading and Writing Starts with the Words Around Us

by Corey
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By Corey Heller Photo credit: Erica Olsen Long before our bilingual children learn to read and write, they will have been exposed to the written word in many different formats. They see words on signs, in books, on computers, and plastered across billboards. In fact, it is difficult to get through the day without being […]

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Bilingual Homeschooling: Reading and Writing in More Than One Language

by Maria
Learning to read.

By Maria Hawkins Photo credit: Neeta Lind Let me share a secret with you.  Reading and writing are just more complex ways of speaking and listening; they are just two more ways for you to communicate with the world around you. That is how I introduced my Kindergarten students to these ideas many moons ago. […]

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Biliteracy: Teach Your Bilingual Child to Read and Write in Your Language

by Corey
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Photo credit: Alan Cleaver School is finishing in many places around the world. Children are looking forward to lazy days on the grass, swimming under the hot sun and chasing sprinkler rainbows across the yard. Ah, the joys of childhood. Summertime is also a time for reading – under trees, on the beach, lounging on […]

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Bilingual Homeschooling: How to Use Visual Dictionaries & Word Books for Language Learning

by Maria
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By Maria Hawkin Photo credit: Le Petit Poulailler Once we started down the bilingual parenting road seven years ago (see my post on how we got started) I was energized and passionate and jumped in with both feet.  I was reconnecting with my Spanish language and culture that I had often ignored since college and […]

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Bilingual Homeschooling: How We Got Here

by Maria
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By Maria Hawkins Photo credit: Erin Kohlenberg About 5 years ago we were visiting my sister and brother-in-law and they asked if we would ever consider homeschooling (they were a few months from having their first baby and thinking perhaps it was a good option for them).  At the time my son was on the […]

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Can Multilingual Sports Stars Encourage the Love of Language and Culture in Our Children?

by Corey
Photo Credit: © Orlando Florin Rosu

With the World Cup South Africa 2010 in full swing, we see over and over again multilingualism in vivid action.  Players from different countries, training in international locations with trainers who speak different languages, interacting with diverse people and players and fans.  Being a sports star ain’t what is used to be! Have you ever […]

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Bilingual Homeschooling: World Cup Language Learning!

by Corey
International Soccer Ball

Author’s Note: I’m excited to say that Sarah at Bringing Up Baby Bilingual chose this post as part of the July Blogging Carnival on Bilingualism!  I’m so very honored to be a part of this fabulous group of bilingual bloggers!  Please check out their entries – you will be inspired from head to toe by […]

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Interview with Corey Heller on Bilingual Homeschooling

by Corey
Multilingual Living founder, Corey Heller.  Photo taken by her 6 year old son.

An interview with Corey Heller, founder of Multilingual Living and Multilingual Living Magazine.  She homeschools her three children in German and English.  Interviewed by Alice Lapuerta, Editor of Multilingual Living Magazine. Alice Lapuerta: Do you create a curriculum to make sure that you are teaching your kids the same things that other kids are learning […]

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Bilingual Homeschooling: Teaching Children at Home (in More than One Language)

by Corey
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By Corey Heller “Last year when my son started school, things really started to change,” reported a woman in my seminar on Raising Bilingual Children. “I can’t get him to say one word in Chinese anymore.  He even said that he hates it when I speak Chinese with him!” Another woman piped in saying “Now […]

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