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Motherhood & Language Learning: An Attempt to Reach the Lower Level of Babel

by Corey
Motherhood & Language Learning: An Attempt to Reach the Lower Level of Babel

Today’s Multilingual Living blog post is part of a “language learning moms blog carnival” inspired by Aaron Myers at The Everyday Language Learner. The posts in this carnival are written by moms, for moms and are intended to be a great resource of encouragement, advice, tips and ideas for language learning moms. If you’re a […]

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giveaways and contests

December Giveaway: A Parents’ and Teachers’ Guide to Bilingualism, By Prof. Colin Baker

by Corey

Multilingual Living is delighted to announce that we are giving away a copy of the fantastic book, A Parents’ and Teachers’ Guide to Bilingualism! (We have additional giveaways for our Facebook friends, Twitter followers and email subscribers! Feel free to enter all the giveaways if you qualify!) We would like to thank Multilingual Matters for […]

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Families

Top 10 Things You Should NEVER Say to Your Bilingual Child

by Corey
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By Corey Heller Photo credit: Spirit-Fire We have all done it. We have said things to our children that we later regretted. Maybe we yelled at them. Maybe we threatened. Maybe we bribed. Yes, we may have even grovelled a little bit (or a lot). Being a parent means that we make mistakes, many mistakes. […]

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Expert Advice

The Economic Value of Languages?

by Jacomine
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By Jacomine Nortier Photo Credit: Ahmad Zamri “In my next article I will discuss the importance of maintaining the home language and why there is no harm in using a home language that is different from what the outside world is speaking.” These were my last words in July, before I left for a long […]

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Week in Review

Multilingual Living’s Weekend Review

by Corey
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This is a list of articles, Tweets, Facebook posts and links that we think you might enjoy this weekend. Thank you everyone for sharing your tips, tweets, emails and more with me! Were it not for you, this post wouldn’t even be here! The Newsletter is Alive Again! After a few weeks of rest, the […]

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Families

Why Don’t My Bilingual Children Care? Blame the Daycare Lady!

by Corey
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By Corey Heller Over and over again I hear parents of multilingual children around the world sigh in frustration when they talk about their efforts. Day in and day out, week after week, year after year we do what we can to raise our children multilingually and multiculturally but it feels like we are having […]

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Families

The ABC’s of Multilingual Parenting: The Letter B

by Corey
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B is for BELIEVE in yourself and your abilities! This is no time to start second guessing your strengths and focusing on your weaknesses. Come up with a plan and see how it goes. If you tell yourself that you can’t do it for any of a number of reasons, then you are setting a […]

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Families

The ABC’s of Multilingual Parenting: The Letter A

by Corey
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A is for ASK Questions! Find reliable experts and supportive families and ask as many questions as you can. You need to be as prepared as possible so get into the habit of asking other bilingual and multilingual families what is and is not working for them.

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Families

Motherless in Seattle

by Corey
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Today I would like to honor my mother, Sharon Kathleen Spellman, with this post.  It is the two year anniversary of her passing after her long, painful struggle with breast cancer.  I love you, mom! This post goes out to all of our mothers, especially those living apart from us in other countries and continents […]

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Getting Started

Bilingual Children with One Hour of Language a Day – Part Two

by Corey
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By Corey Heller Photo credit: John Millard As I outline in the first article, Bilingual Children with One Hour of Language a Day – Part One, language learning isn’t really so very different from financial investing: We start off with some basic words and inspiration (initial investment), then each day we add a little more […]

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