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10 Things to AVOID Saying to Your International In-Laws This Holiday Season

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By Corey Heller Photo credit: istockphoto.com Are you in an international marriage? Are you going to be visiting your spouse’s family this holiday season? For many of us, this will be a wonderful time of sharing food, stories and laughter. For others it will be frustrating, uncomfortable and nervewracking. Whether you are looking forward to […]

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Expert Advice

5 Concerns About Children Becoming Bilingual Answered by Prof. Fred Genesee

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Families around the world are raising bilingual children and living linguistically rich lives. Yet childhood bilingualism continues to be poorly understood. Why so many misconceptions and what can we learn from today’s research? By Fred Genesee Photo credit: Parker Michael Knight From Multilingual Living Magazine Language acquisition is an everyday and yet magical feat of […]

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Multiculturalism

How I (Unwittingly) Taught My Son to Hate the Chinese

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By Corey Heller Photo credit: Snow Kisses Sky Fall, 2007 My son is 6 years old and we are talking about his upcoming birthday party. We discuss the foods that we’ll serve, how long the party will last, which games will be played, which kids will be in attendance and a myriad of other items. […]

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General Multilingualism

Why Our Top 10 Excuses NOT to Learn a Language Don’t Hold Water

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By Corey Heller Photo © 2011 J. Ronald Lee For those of you who read Top 10 Excuses We Like to Give for NOT Learning a Language, this post is my rebuttal for why those excuses don’t hold water. They are things we say to buy a little more time or to get people off […]

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General Multilingualism

Top 10 Excuses We Like to Give for NOT Learning a Language

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By Corey Heller Photo credit: Mattastic! Excuses, procrastination, avoidance… we all know these: Not enough time. Too many distractions. Life is simply too hectic. Over the years I have uttered my own excuses for not working on my foreign language skills (and I still do!). I know that it is simply a matter of priorities […]

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