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Families

Our Summer Language Experiment

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By Christiane Küchler Williams Photo credit: jepoirrier This summer I tried something drastic in an attempt to expand my children’s secondary language use and exposure. Something they weren’t happy about at first and that even my – usually very supportive – husband found a bit extreme. Did it work and boost the kids’ language learning […]

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Multilingual Living Giveaway – Learning to Read and Write in the Multilingual Family

by Corey
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Multilingual Living is delighted to announce that we are giving away a copy of the fantastic book, Learning to Read and Write in the Multilingual Family! We would like to thank Multilingual Matters for making this possible! As avid readers of Multilingual Living, you are well aware of the series of post we had recently. […]

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Book Extracts

Learning to Read and Write in the Multilingual Family: Chapter 4

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What bilingual or multilingual family is not at least curious about how to raise biliterate and multiliterate children? Yet it can seem like a daunting task. Helping our children speak another language may already be a challenge, how can we even begin to think about teaching our children to read and write in additional languages? […]

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Homeschool

Biliteracy: Reading and Writing Starts with the Words Around Us

by Corey
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By Corey Heller Photo credit: Erica Olsen Long before our bilingual children learn to read and write, they will have been exposed to the written word in many different formats. They see words on signs, in books, on computers, and plastered across billboards. In fact, it is difficult to get through the day without being […]

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When Should We Start Teaching Our Bilingual Child to Read in Our Home Language?

by Madalena
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Dear Madalena, I am British, my husband is Spanish and we live in Spain. We have two boys (aged 5 and 3) who go to a Spanish speaking school. Since they were babies, I have always spoken English and my husband in Spanish, which seems to work very well as they both understand and speak […]

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Homeschool

Bilingual Homeschooling: Reading and Writing in More Than One Language

by Maria
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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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Book Extracts

Learning to Read and Write in the Multilingual Family: Introduction

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What bilingual or multilingual family is not at least curious about how to raise biliterate and multiliterate children? Yet it can seem like a daunting task. Helping our children speak another language may already be a challenge, how can we even begin to think about teaching our children to read and write in additional languages? […]

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Homeschool

Biliteracy: Teach Your Bilingual Child to Read and Write in Your Language

by Corey
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Photo credit: Alan Cleaver School is finishing in many places around the world. Children are looking forward to lazy days on the grass, swimming under the hot sun and chasing sprinkler rainbows across the yard. Ah, the joys of childhood. Summertime is also a time for reading – under trees, on the beach, lounging on […]

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