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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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Why Should Parents Talk to Their Children in Their Native Language?

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Why Should Parents Talk to Their Children in Their Native Language

By Ana Paula G. Mumy Photo credit: Joe Shlabotnik As a speech-language pathologist and as a multilingual mother of bilingual children, I am finding myself shocked and confused at the number of parents I run into who have chosen not to speak their native language to their children for various reasons or who have been […]

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The Economic Value of Languages?

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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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What Is the Best Language Approach for Bilingual Parents to Use with Their Children?

by Madalena

Dear Madalena, My husband and I both speak English but I am bilingual and speak German as well.  I would like to teach my son German, he is 19 months old.  What is the best way for me to do this?  I have been thinking of speaking German with him every morning and then English […]

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The ABCs of Multilingual Parenting: The Letter K

by Corey

K is for… Keep on going! Do you know the story of The Little Engine that Could? He’s just a little guy, trying to pull his load and there rising before him is a big, massive, long, large, enormous, hulking mountain. Do the tracks go around it? No. Do the tracks go through it via […]

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Week in Review

Multilingual Living’s Week in Review – Aug 29

by Corey
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This is a review of the interesting articles, Tweets, 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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