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Families

Do We Really Need to Move to China?

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Multilingual Family: Moving to China

By Franck & Cristina Photo Credit: Dustin Brice “Do we really need to move to China?” This was our 5-year old Pablo’s question two weeks before we said goodbye to New Jersey to move to Shanghai. How do you answer when your child asks you such a question, right after the last bedtime story? We […]

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Multiculturalism

Multicultural Remedies for American Pill-Poppers?

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multicultural remedies for american pill poppers

By Jennifer Planeta Photo credit: Muffet When I met my husband Artur, he was working at a time share resort in Assisi, Italy.  Tucked in the hills of Umbria, this resort was a destination for people from all over the world.  I spent many months there with Artur and had the opportunity to see the […]

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Families

Vorsprung Durch Slapstick: A Multilingual Sense of Humor?

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Multilingual Humor: Vorsprung Durch Slapstick

By Suze Nowak Photo credit: Marc Kjerland “How do you make a duck sing soul? Put it in the microwave until its Bill Withers.” Mwahhahahah…snort…grunt. As I broke a rib over one of my all time favourites, I shot a glance over at its German recipient. Silence and a serious frown of confusion. And there […]

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Families

Multicolored (Multicultural) Butterfly

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Multilingual Living: Multicultural Butterfly

By Trisha Yonekura Photo Credit: Paul Wever Originally appeared in Multilingual Living Magazine “Come on, Bailey, let’s go,” I said waving good bye to his day care mates and the teachers. “Mommy, no English, please. My ears hurt,” came Bailey’s reply like a thousand needles right to my heart. I can understand how he feels. […]

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Celebrations

Did Coca-Cola Invent Santa Claus?

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What a jolly guy! Twinkling eyes, rosy cheeks, big round belly and a full shiny beard. From head to toe in red and white… wait, those are the Coca-Cola colors! Is our childhood icon nothing more than a commercial creation, invented to sell sugar water? While living in Europe I was shocked to hear from […]

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