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Expert Advice

Multilingual Family: Read This Before You Call the Speech-Language Therapist!

by Corey
Multilingual Children: Speech-Language Therapist

Multilingual Children: Before you call the speech-language therapist about your bilingual or multilingual child, prepare yourself with our tip sheet.

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Activities

Arabic Alphabet Chart Code

by Corey

  Ryan Wiley from SpeakOut Languages just emailed me today to let me know about this simple Arabic Alphabet chart. It uses arrows to show how to write Arabic letters.

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Review

Dino Lingo Arabic

by Corey
Children's Arabic Language Learning Program

While putting things together for various Language Challenge programs here at Multilingual Living, I came across a company producing language learning products specifically for children in a multitude of different languages: Dino Lingo! For families looking to teach children a new language at home (homeschoolers, children who haven’t yet started school, after school practice, etc.) […]

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Expert Advice

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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Language Tips

Learning a Second Language with Dad – 10 Minutes at a Time

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Learning a Second Language with Dad - 10 Minutes at a Time

  By Franck & Cristina Photo credit: Stephen Cochran There are many dads who are hands-on in giving their children the gift of bilingualism. As one dad told us, “I have great memories of going to German school and learning German on top of English. I would like my daughter to have fond memories of […]

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Review

Dino Lingo Polish for Children: A Review

by Corey
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While putting things together for Language Challenge 180, I was delighted to come across a new company producing language learning products specifically for children in 30 different languages: Dino Lingo! For families looking to teach children a new language at home (homeschoolers, children who haven’t yet started school, after school practice, etc.) this is a […]

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Newsletter

Multilingual Living Email December 2012

by Corey

CLICK HERE to subscribe to the FREE Multilingual Living newsletter. December 2012 Dear Multilingual Living Friends, So sorry for the lack of newsletter emails at the end of this year! After Language Challenge 180, I kind of lost steam. We had a ton of fun focusing on weekly language activities but it took more work […]

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Language Tips

Role-Playing in a Second Language – 10 Minutes at a Time

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Role-Playing in a Second Language - 10 Minutes at a Time

By Franck & Cristina Photo credit: starrynight_012 Like many parents raising kids with more than one language, we are often concerned about how much talk time our kids get in the second language. Creating an environment in a second  language requires a lot of reading, a lot of stories and a bunch of songs. We […]

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Language Tips

Language Learning: The Importance of Making It Fun (and How to Do It)

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Language Learning: The importance of making it fun and how to do it

By Andrew Photo credit: Ernst Moeksis Hi, I’m Andrew,  I run a website called How to Learn Spanish and I’ve been reading MultiLingual Living almost since it started. Today I’d like to talk to those of you who are learning or teaching a language (whether you’re teaching children or adults is irrelevant, this applies across […]

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Expert Advice

Raising Bilingual Children: Will My Efforts Be in Vain?

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Raising Bilingual Children: Will My Efforts Be in Vain?

By Ana Paula Mumy, MS, CCC-SLP Photo Credit: christine (cbszeto) At about 30 weeks in my first pregnancy, I remember sitting at my laptop for hours listening to children’s songs and compiling lyrics for future reference.  It was a tedious exercise of play-stop-rewind-play-stop-rewind-play. What in the world was I doing?  I was relearning old childhood […]

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Review

Dino Lingo Dutch for Children: A Review

by Corey
Dino Lingo Dutch: A Review

While putting things together for Language Challenge 180, I was delighted to come across a new company producing language learning products specifically for children in 30 different languages: Dino Lingo! For families looking for children’s language learning products to use at home (homeschoolers, children who haven’t yet started school, after school practice, etc.) this is […]

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Language Tips

Making Homework in a Second Language Fun for Children – 10 Minutes at a Time

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Making Homework Fun for Children in a 2nd Language - 10 Minutes at a Time

By Franck & Cristina Photo credit: spiritinme Stories, games, music, conversations are all great ways to expose children to a second language. And best of all, our kids will be learning without really realizing that they are learning. They soak things up while having fun: Slowly developing understanding and fluency in a second language. But […]

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