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How Can I Help an ELL Child Feel Comfortable with His Culture & Accent?

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Dear Madalena, I am tutoring a Nepalese Kindergarten student. He has been in the US for about one year; and he had some basic English knowledge before he came here. I was chosen as his tutor, because I am ESL myself (I don’t have much of an accent, but I can relate). He seems very […]

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Week in Review

Multilingual Living’s Week in Review -Oct 3

by Corey
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This is a review of the interesting articles, Tweets, Facebook posts and more which took place this week in and around our Multilingual Living universe. Thank you everyone for sharing your tips with me! Keep them coming!

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My Bilingual Children Only Answer Back in English & Speak German With Heavy American Accents

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I am raising my two children bilingually. I am originally from Germany so I only speak German with them. But my 7 year old always answers me in English and I am noticing that she is having more and more trouble speaking German. Also she has a very heavy American accent when she speaks German.

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Pass the Bread, Please: Of Bagels, Kipferl, Semmerl, Brötchen and Cachitos

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By Alice Lapuerta My kids are watching CBeebies, the children’s program of BBC, which we were not able to receive until now. It is hard to tell who is more excited: my kids or me! My philosophy is that if they must watch TV, it better be in English or Spanish. Modern technology is fantastic, […]

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