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Can We Use the Other Spouse’s Language? Will Our Bilingual Child Forget English During Vacation?

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I am a Swede who moved with my Anglo Australian hubby to Australia where we have been for the last 2 years.We now have a 19 month old daughter that we are bringing up bilingually.  I mostly speak Swedish to her and my husband English but many times he helps out with repeating words she […]

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Families

What’s The Point of Speaking a Dialect with our Multilingual Children?

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By Isabelle Lazonde I asked myself a question the other day: Am I quadralingual? I speak English, Italian and French, but what about the Sicilian, does it count? Indeed, it is quite different from Standard Italian. The question is less about me, as I am a fluent speaker, but what about my children? Should I […]

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Multiculturalism

Returning Home After Living Abroad

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By Corey Heller This originally appeared in Multilingual Living Magazine. As many of us know and have experienced, living in another country changes you forever. You will never be the same and will never see things the same way again.  I mentioned this to a friend after having lived abroad for a year. She looked […]

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