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Should I Stop Trying to Help?

by Corey
Bilingual Family - Multilingual child

When is it ok for a parent use a non-native language with his or her child(ren)? Does it matter whether or not the non-native language parent is absolutely fluent? Or does every little bit count when it comes to helping our children become bilingual? Please share your wisdom with Nicholas who isn’t sure what he […]

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Families

Multilingual Family: Which Language Should I Teach My Child?

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Multilingual Child: Which Language Should We Choose?

By Jeffrey Nelson Photo credit: Jaymeekae @ istockphoto When looking at raising a bilingual child, one of the first questions, obviously, is which language to teach them. In some situations, like my own, the answer is fairly obvious because there are not a lot of options; or so it would appear. Our home language was […]

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Expert Advice

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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Activities

Arabic Alphabet Chart Code

by Corey

  Ryan Wiley from SpeakOut Languages just emailed me today to let me know about this simple Arabic Alphabet chart. It uses arrows to show how to write Arabic letters.

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Multilingual Children: Which Language(s) Should We Use for Homework?

by Corey
Bilingual Family - Multilingual child

Multilingual children and homework: Please answer this post with your own tips & suggestions on how you go about helping your bilingual children!

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Families

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

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Bilingual Child Immersion

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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Multiculturalism

An Intercultural Love Story in a Bicultural Setting

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An Intercultural Love Story in a Bicultural Setting

Authors: Ruben Olague, María I. Castillo & Valentin Ekiaka Nzai. Texas A&M University-Kingsville Photo Credit: May Yee Ng Abstract This article discusses insights from a focus group exchange about intercultural partners’ challenges when dating a partner from another culturally and linguistic diverse background in a predominantly monolingual setting. A Ginsburg technique was used to collect […]

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Review

Turkish for Children

by Corey
Turkish for Children

Last year while I was looking for ways families could help their children learn new languages, I came across a company producing language learning products specifically for children in a multitude of different languages: Dino Lingo! For families looking to teach children a new language at home (homeschoolers, children who haven’t yet started school, after […]

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Multiculturalism

Can You Ever Go Back?

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Living Abroad: Can You Ever Go Back?

Can we ever go back home? That is the question which Dinka Souzek considers in this wonderful essay about returning to our native country after having lived abroad. For those who have never lived in another country, it may seem like a strange question to ask. Yet, for those of us who have lived in […]

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Families

10 Reasons NOT to Raise Children Bilingually

by Corey
10 Reasons NOT to Raise Your Child Bilingually

By Corey Heller Photo Credit: Pixydust8605 There are hundreds, thousands, heck there may even be millions of reasons to raise a child bilingually. Those of us doing it know this intimately! Our children will grow up with the ability to speak in at least two languages, have a connection with more than one culture, will […]

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Bilingual Family: My Husband’s Language Is Making Me Feel Isolated

by Corey
Bilingual Family - Multilingual child

Eva from Canada sent the following message to Multilingual Living asking for advice. Being that many of us multilingual families can relate to Eva’s situation, we hope that you will take a moment to leave a comment for Eva to help her find a solution to her difficult feelings of isolation. Please be kind in […]

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Multilingual Musings

10 Reasons Why You Should NOT Marry a Foreigner (Like I Did)

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international marriage

By Corey Heller Photo credit: John Valentine ii What with all of the wonderful reasons why marrying a foreigner is fantastic fun (see our post 10 Reasons Why You Should Marry a Foreigner), there are some definite downsides as well. International marriage isn’t always filled with rolling R’s, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate, blossoming roses and “until death […]

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