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Multilingual Children: Which Language(s) Should We Use for Homework?

by Corey
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Multilingual children and homework: Please answer this post with your own tips & suggestions on how you go about helping your bilingual children!

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Ask François Grosjean: Is It OK for Parents to Raise Bilingual Children in a Non-Native Language?

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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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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Your Multilingual Child’s School Vocabulary In Your Language

by Corey
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By Corey Heller This article originally appeared in Multilingual Living Magazine. Each day your child goes to school and picks up a tremendous amount of new vocabulary.  How can you even imagine keeping up with this kind of language explosion in your own language? The truth is, you can’t.  However, you can make a difference […]

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Top 10 Reasons Your Children Aren’t Speaking Your Language

by Corey
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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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Does Bilingualism Make Us Better Parents?

by Corey

It seems that when parents start families knowing that they will  be adding on the challenge of additional languages, they also start to pay more attention to other aspects of parenting. For example, when dad agrees to use his native language with his children, even though it’s different from the community language and the language […]

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

by Corey
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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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How Multilingual Families Can Start a Language Playgroup!

by Corey
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Where are all those other families with kids who speak your language? Stop wondering and start a language playgroup! Help families like yours meet and get to know each other! By Corey Heller D o you assume that a language playgroup is just for the kids? Think again! Parents are finding that they are having […]

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Growing Up Bilingual: Interview with Sami Grover

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Sami Grover, the son of the founders of Multilingual Matters, a publishing house dedicated to multilingualism, grew up bilingually in Finnish and English.  He used to be the editor of the well-known “Bilingual Family Newsletter” and currently lives in the United States with his wife and daughter. We hope you enjoy this exclusive interview he […]

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