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Bilingual Homeschooling: Baby Steps to Biliteracy

by Maria
read_bed

By Maria Hawkins Photo credit: ThomasLife A few days ago a parent in my youngest daughter’s soccer class asked my advice on teaching her daughter to read.  I took a deep breath to collect my thoughts before I answered.  Her daughter had just turned three. The world of reading and writing opens so many doors […]

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Bilingual Homeschooling: Reading and Writing in More Than One Language

by Maria
Learning to read.

By Maria Hawkins Photo credit: Neeta Lind Let me share a secret with you.  Reading and writing are just more complex ways of speaking and listening; they are just two more ways for you to communicate with the world around you. That is how I introduced my Kindergarten students to these ideas many moons ago. […]

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Bilingual Homeschooling: How to Use Visual Dictionaries & Word Books for Language Learning

by Maria
picture_book

By Maria Hawkin Photo credit: Le Petit Poulailler Once we started down the bilingual parenting road seven years ago (see my post on how we got started) I was energized and passionate and jumped in with both feet.  I was reconnecting with my Spanish language and culture that I had often ignored since college and […]

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Bilingual Homeschooling: How We Got Here

by Maria
writing

By Maria Hawkins Photo credit: Erin Kohlenberg About 5 years ago we were visiting my sister and brother-in-law and they asked if we would ever consider homeschooling (they were a few months from having their first baby and thinking perhaps it was a good option for them).  At the time my son was on the […]

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Week in Review

Multilingual Living’s Week in Review -June 27

by Corey
laptop and fish

This is a review of the interesting articles, Twitters, 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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Bilingual Homeschooling: World Cup Language Learning!

by Corey
International Soccer Ball

Author’s Note: I’m excited to say that Sarah at Bringing Up Baby Bilingual chose this post as part of the July Blogging Carnival on Bilingualism!  I’m so very honored to be a part of this fabulous group of bilingual bloggers!  Please check out their entries – you will be inspired from head to toe by […]

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Expert Advice

Who Says You Can’t Raise Your Children Bilingually?

by Corey
Multilingual Children You Can Do It!

By Corey Heller You can raise your children bilingually. Let me repeat… You can raise your children bilingually. I know this comes as a surprise to many people, especially those who feel they couldn’t master another language if their life depended upon it, let alone share the language with their children.  But not only can […]

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Families

Interview with Corey Heller on Bilingual Homeschooling

by Corey
Multilingual Living founder, Corey Heller.  Photo taken by her 6 year old son.

An interview with Corey Heller, founder of Multilingual Living and Multilingual Living Magazine.  She homeschools her three children in German and English.  Interviewed by Alice Lapuerta, Editor of Multilingual Living Magazine. Alice Lapuerta: Do you create a curriculum to make sure that you are teaching your kids the same things that other kids are learning […]

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Bilingual Homeschooling: Teaching Children at Home (in More than One Language)

by Corey
homeschooling kids

By Corey Heller “Last year when my son started school, things really started to change,” reported a woman in my seminar on Raising Bilingual Children. “I can’t get him to say one word in Chinese anymore.  He even said that he hates it when I speak Chinese with him!” Another woman piped in saying “Now […]

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