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Be Bilingual Giveaway

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Be Bilingual Giveaway

Multilingual Living is delighted to announce that we are giving away a paperback copy of the fantastic book, Be Bilingual! We would like to thank the author, Annika Bourgogne, for making this possible! Check out the Be Bilingual website! As avid readers of Multilingual Living, you are well aware of the importance of keeping your […]

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Expert Advice

Why Raising a Bilingual Child Is Very, Very Simple – and Very, Very Difficult

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By Adam Beck Photo credit: Bill Selak On one hand, raising a bilingual child is very, very simple: given sufficient exposure to two languages, and a genuine need to use both, the growing child will become bilingual quite naturally. In my work as a longtime teacher of bilingual children, having watched hundreds of children become […]

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Should I Stop Trying to Help?

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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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10 Reasons NOT to Raise Children Bilingually

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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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