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Trilingualism? Just Do It!

by Alice

 The author, Alice Lapuerta, with her husband and daughter By Alice Lapuerta This originally appeared in Multilingual Living Magazine. When we first embarked our multilingual adventure, my husband and I had a problem: we did not speak each other’s languages. Even though we communicated in English with each other, we decided to use our mother […]

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Expert Advice

Can I Teach My Child a Language With DVDs, Videos and Books?

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I don’t speak the language, but can I help my child learn it by using only DVDs, videos and books? DVDs and videos alone won’t teach a language, but it certainly can’t harm to try. At best it will sensitize the child to foreign sounds and help him acquire a passive knowledge of the language. […]

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Should I Give Up Raising My Child Bilingually?

by Corey

When it becomes too difficult… should we give up bilingualism? L et’s take a moment to talk about problems. The really big ones.  For instance, divorce, family conflicts, relocation,  serious illnesses and death. We all have to deal with some (or all) of these issues at one point or another during our lifetimes.

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Families

Non-Native Speakers Can Raise Multilingual Children!

by Corey

By Corey Heller Article first appeared in Multilingual Living Magazine. Emma is French and lives in France with her Russian husband and two children.  “My husband and I both speak Russian to our daughters even though it isn’t my native language,” she says.  “Sometimes I wonder if it is the right thing to do because […]

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Interviews

Growing Up Bilingual: Interview with Sami Grover

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Sami Grover, the son of the founders of Multilingual Matters, a publishing house dedicated to multilingualism, grew up bilingually in Finnish and English.  He used to be the editor of the well-known “Bilingual Family Newsletter” and currently lives in the United States with his wife and daughter. We hope you enjoy this exclusive interview he […]

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