Making Language Deals at the Dinner Table

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By Corey Heller Originally appeared at An American Between Worlds in April 2008 My husband and I often speak English with one another. Ok, I’ll admit it, we speak English with one another much of the time. It comes naturally to us.  It was the language we spoke when we met 16 years ago on […]

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Why Making Friends with the F-Word Is the Answer to Multilingual Parenting

by Corey
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Been letting the “F” word take over again? It always seems to creep up when we least expect it, when we are feeling our best, feeling our strongest. Your kids tell you they don’t want to use your language anymore and wham, the “F” word raises its ugly head. Your neighbor tells you a story […]

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Ask François Grosjean: Can I Change From One Language Or Method To Another?

by Corey

While Prof. Emeritus François Grosjean was working on his wonderful book Bilingual: Life and Reality, he asked me to send him a list of questions that I felt weighed the heaviest on the minds of parents raising multilingual children. It is my honor to present both my questions and Prof. Grosjean’s answers here at Multilingual […]

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Language Activity: Time For Car ABC’s

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Multilingual-Bilingual Children Language Activities

This fun activity was sent in to us by Christiane.  As many of us find ourselves driving here and there in the car, it is a great time to enhance our children’s language exposure and skills!  Try the following activity and let us know how it goes!

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Our Doctor Wants Us To Stop Speaking Spanish

by Corey

I have a four year old who we are trying to raise bi-lingual. She has a hearing loss and her ENT suggested that we only stick to one language because she is speaking jibberish. This jibberish sounds like her trying to speak Spanish. I really feel that she is doing this because I have not […]

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Top 10 Reasons Your Children Aren’t Speaking Your Language

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By Corey Heller Wondering why your children are not speaking your language?  It is hard to say why one child will gladly speak a second (and third and fourth) language while another will resist it.  Below are the top 10 most likely reasons why they are not.  Do some of these resonate with your multilingual […]

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